Is It Better to Be Yourself or Fake It in an Interview?

If you've made it to the interview stage of a job application, it means that your potential employer has already earmarked your cover letter and resume as special from their overall pool of candidates....

What do Employers Mean by “or equivalent”?

Q. What exactly is meant by the word equivalent in the phrase "four-year degree or equivalent"? A. When an employer uses the term equivalent, it typically means they will consider any job-related experience that will...

Leveraging Contacts Part II: The Art of the Follow-up

But what if your dream interview opportunity lives with someone in that 25 percent that has not responded?  Tough luck?  Settle with the 75 percent that got back to you, and forget about the...

Am I Kidding Myself if I Expect a 10 Percent Raise?

Q. What is the percentage range for raises in public accounting? Is the average really 4 to 5 percent? If I expect 10 percent, am I kidding myself? A. Companies determine their merit budgets for...
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Uncovering the Hidden Job Market

With so many web sites featuring job postings these days, it's easy to think that the only jobs available are the ones being advertised but that's just the tip of the iceberg. According to statistics,...

Sample Resume: Finance

Joe James 123 Main St Boston, MA 02109 (123)-456 7890. email@domain.com OBJECTIVE : Position as financial or investment advisor with a leading investment firm, specializing in the management of large corporate assets. CREDENTIALS : CFP, 199 NASD 6 And 7 NASD 63 EXPERIENCE : Financial...

Sample Resume: Marketing

Jane James 123 Main St Boston, MA 02101 (123)-456 7890 Email: jane@domain.com OBJECTIVE Obtain marketing / management position in music industry. SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Experienced promotions director for three national web sites focusing on new and upcoming musical acts. All types...

How to get your Foot in the Door of any Company

You've gone through extensive proofreading of your resume, rehashed your cover letters multiple times and added polish your LinkedIn profile.
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Should I Ask for a Raise to go Along with my Extra Duties?

Q. A coworker recently moved, and the owners decided not to hire a new employee. The office manager and I are splitting the extra duties. Would this be a good time to request a...

Three Tips for Selecting Writing Samples to Send Employers

If you're considering applying for premium entry level jobs or internships in a field that requires some level of writing expertise, you can expect that employers will request a few writing samples as part of your application.

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