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How to Apply Corporate Advice to Your Non-Corporate Job

We all know that in a lot of ways, it’s not a great time to be looking for a job. Unemployment is still high, and it seems like there is more competition than ever for fewer jobs. However, in other ways it’s a great time to be looking for a job. We’re living in the [...]

March 31, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Can Moving Your Social Life Online Really Help Your Job Hunt?

Can Moving Your Social Life Online Really Help Your Job Hunt?

Recently, the RezScore team decided to do some research regarding some frequently asked questions. We wanted to know how mentioning social media in your job hunt can help, or even hurt your chances of landing a job. Here, my colleague Gerrit (RezScore CEO), can give you all of the info: Has social media grown up and [...]

March 31, 2011 | 0 Comments More
3 Things I wish Business School Had Taught Me

3 Things I wish Business School Had Taught Me

I am back from my 10 day retreat of silence, no reading, no writing and no technology and I am all done crying that I am back to the mad rush of my life. I have had a few insights on time and the way we perceive it and have a million and one questions [...]

March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments More

3 Reasons You Need an Internship Program

1. Interns Provide a Pipeline of Talent Internships are one of the best ways to get your company found by top entry level talent.  Most college students don’t have a fully developed career plan, and even fewer know which company they want to work for when they graduate.  They use internship opportunities to test the [...]

March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Tips On How to Dress for Success

Tips On How to Dress for Success

It does not matter if you are going for an informational, an interview, meeting with a recruiter either internally or externally, or meeting with your boss’s boss- dress to impress.  What people see in front of them (i.e. how are you dressed) influences a person’s perception of you and perception is an important factor to [...]

March 28, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Curbing Frustration in Job Application Mode

Now Hiring! Entry-Level Administrative Assistant Job Duties: – Answer phones and greet walk-in clients of busy office in friendly and professional manner. – Maintain office and filing system. – Organize travel for executive team. – Manage calendar for President, orchestrate meetings and direct conference room schedules. We’ve all seen this position. It seems like most [...]

March 25, 2011 | 0 Comments More
How to Conquer the Dreaded Interview Question: “Tell Me About Yourself”

How to Conquer the Dreaded Interview Question: “Tell Me About Yourself”

So you think you are prepared for your interview? Think again. You may feel that you are prepared to answer any question that comes your way, but what would you say if this question was thrown your way: “tell me about yourself”… There it is, the open ended question that you never saw coming. It [...]

March 25, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Want To Get Creative With Your Resume?

Want To Get Creative With Your Resume?

So say you’ve created a highly professional resume but want to get across your individuality. Cameron Chapman over at Instant Shift has some great advice and examples of truly creative resumes. What to do? Start with a regular resume – follow resume essentials for language and professionalism to make sure you’re getting across your attributes. [...]

March 25, 2011 | 0 Comments More
4 Resume Essentials

4 Resume Essentials

Creating your resume starts with 4 key essentials: Communicate Enthusiasm – If you don’t sound enthusiastic about your skills and qualifications, you’re going to have a hard time convincing a prospective employer that you’ll be enthusiastic about working for them. Show your enthusiasm by using active language in your resume, words like: managed, generated, oversaw, [...]

March 25, 2011 | 0 Comments More

An Unusual But Helpful Tip For Writing Your Cover Letter

Cover letters can be an especially difficult hurdle to jump over in the job application process. Many times, you don’t know where to start or what style to use, or even what skills to highlight. Maybe you haven’t written one in a long time, or maybe, if you’ve been applying non-stop to jobs with no [...]

March 24, 2011 | 0 Comments More

It’s What You Do, Not What You Want

Towards the end of my graduate school career, I spent a lot of time reading career advice books and websites, trying to find just the right information that would help me figure out exactly what kind of job I wanted, and of course, how to get it. There was a lot of information, and a [...]

March 24, 2011 | 0 Comments More

5 Things to Remember When Sending Out Rejections

A recruiter recently asked me an interesting question after a webinar I presented on conducting interviews. She wanted to know the preferred medium for sending a rejection letter. Should it be done by email, or with an old fashioned letter through the post? It’s certainly a great question to consider, as it’s a sensitive subject. [...]

March 21, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Tips on Maintaining a Positive Attitude or Getting Your Mojo Back

Tips on Maintaining a Positive Attitude or Getting Your Mojo Back

I was in an interview one time during law school when the subject came up about my experience as a certified archery instructor.  It was something I had listed on my resume as a certification, and, because it was such an unusual thing to be certified in, it inevitably became an object of discussion in [...]

March 18, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Three Tips for a Great Interview

Two weeks ago, I shared four ways to completely botch an interview…which is helpful, right? Perhaps it would be even more helpful, though, to explain how one might actually do well on an interview. Luckily for all involved (but mostly for me), I have had good interviews, too. About a year or two after my [...]

March 17, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Resume Makeover Contest Recap: Top 3 Resume Mistakes and Solutions

Resume Makeover Contest Recap: Top 3 Resume Mistakes and Solutions

Hey Experience Members! Sean Weinberg here from RezScore.com. We’ve seen a lot of great resumes over the past few weeks and gotten some amazing feedback from you folks. As a thank you, we’re giving you a peak under the hood and sharing some info about our recent Resume Makeover contest. Total Entries: 6,938 Unique Resumes [...]

March 16, 2011 | 0 Comments More