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. The next step is creating a positive first impression when you meet face-to-face. This is a crucial step that can be won or lost in...
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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, 80 percent of all jobs are never advertised; they are filled through networking, inside contacts, and word-of-mouth. "Most people just go to classified ads and...
Q. Should there be a difference in wages between a part-time employee and a full-time employee doing the same job? A. In general, there should be little to no difference in pay between part-time and full-time employees, particularly when the employees are performing the same job with the same skill sets. It is possible for a full-time employee to make more...
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A good resume can be hard to find; just ask any hiring manager thumbing through stacks of them. To stand apart from the crowd in today's competitive employment market, financial professionals must submit a document that makes an immediate impression. In fact, a well-crafted resume is your most effective tool for landing an interview and, ultimately, a new job....
Great interviews get the job It can be easy to convince ourselves that the job interview doesn't matter so much, as long as our resume is outstanding, our dress is impeccably professional, and that we are nice people. After all, nice people do win in the end, don't they? Unfortunately, this couldn't be further from the truth. Even though the...
In today's job market, internships are about more than developing skills and glimpsing a specific industry or company. Interns now want something tangible from their work experience - namely, a full-time job. And employers seem to agree. Many companies recognize internships as one of the most effective recruiting tools available to them, positioning interns as trial employees. Training a pool...
Twenty-five-year-old Wendy Brez, a public affairs manager, grew so tired of coworkers commenting on her age that she started wearing makeup and considered cutting her hair in an effort to look older. "I didn't expect my age to be an issue, and it is," says Brez, who works at Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Brooklyn, New York. "I really thought...
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 to explain every minute detail included on it. You've even done practice interviews and prepared your responses to all the trick questions. Are you ready?...
Joe James 123, Main St Boston, MA 02109, (123)-456 7890. email@domain.com OBJECTIVE: Seeking a position as an Accounting Assistant where extensive experience will be further developed and utilized. CAREER PROFILE: Detail-oriented, efficient and organized professional with extensive experience in accounting systems. Possess strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to make well thought out decisions. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Highly trustworthy,...
Landing a summer internship at UMI Publications brought Ben Sherman one step closer to his dream of working in sports journalism. Sherman, 20, was hired to assist in the development of the publisher's ACC Basketball Handbook, highlighting the teams in the Atlantic College Conference. But a problem soon arose: Sherman, who lives in Fort Lauderdale and attends the University...