Successfully Sell Yourself With Your Cover Letter

It is often said that finding a job is a job in itself. But what you may not realize is that it's a sales job. To win over hiring managers and convince them to...

Handling Brainteasers and Logic Questions in an Interview

Tell me about yourself. Why does this job interest you? How many quarters would you have to stack to reach the top of the Empire State Building? Those were the questions Liz Kostak was asked...

Relocating to a New City After Graduation?

About a year after graduation, I moved to Seattle. By the time I left three years later, volunteering, two internships, three jobs, and intermittent contract work--plus mountaineering, discovering Northwest food and wine, and meeting...

Finding a Guide: The Value of Having a Professional Mentor

A strong mentoring relationship is built on collaboration and the commitment to the professional development of one or both of its participants. While in the typical mentoring relationship, one participant has more experience, skill,...

Creating an Effective Resume When You Lack the Required Credentials

In this age of specialization, it is highly advisable to tailor your resume to the specific position you're applying for. After all, a general resume may not indicate the specific skills and accomplishments that...

What Not to Wear to an Interview

Other contenders, according to a CareerBuilder.com survey of hiring managers, include candidates with dirty fingernails, micro-miniskirts, t-shirts with offensive slogans and even bare feet! No one needs 'Queer Eye's' Carson Kressley to tell them that...

How to Pinpoint Accomplishments That Will Make Your Resume Shine

Terry Gallagher, president of Battalia Winston International, a New York-based executive search firm, says he places "three times as much value on results versus responsibilities on a resume." But while touting...

Interview Bias: Overcoming the Silent Forces Working Against You

Your job interview is tomorrow. You know your appearance will matter, so you polish your shoes and brush your hair. You realize your interviewer will have your resume in hand, so you've come prepared...

Is Your Resume a Lie?

A resume is a marketing tool - it should showcase your experience and qualifications in the most succinct and relevant way possible. And that often means being selective in the kind of information that...
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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...

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