Posts Categorized: Career Tips

6 Tips for a Better Cover Letter

Does anyone really read a cover letter anymore? Isn’t the resume the be-all of a job search? Answers: Yes, cover letters matter – big time – and no, resumes aren’t everything. The reason covers letters are so important is because they’re often unavoidable when it comes to reading them. Thanks to e-mail, many job candidates… Read More »

Interviewing for Temporary Positions

If your staffing service asks you to interview with one of its clients for a temporary position, you may think “Oh, it’s just a temp job; not important.” And you’d be very wrong. Temporary positions often result in more permanent work. Even if you’re not interviewing for a direct-hire or a temp-to-hire opportunity, many hiring… Read More »

8 No Brainer Mistakes Job Interviewees STILL Make

With the abundance (some might say overabundance) of job interview advice available online today, you’d think that job candidates would never make the kinds of interview mistakes job hunt advice columns continually advise against. But you’d be wrong. Read below for mistakes job seekers STILL make during interviews (slap forehead and cry “Duh!”). Not wearing… Read More »

Overcoming the Shame of Being Unemployed

Just about everyone, no matter how skilled at his or her job, no matter how valuable to an employer, will, at least once during a career, become unemployed. What’s more, unemployment can happen at any time, at any point in one’s career. Unfortunately, our society often forgets this and looks down on those who have… Read More »

The Importance of Highlighting Your Soft Skills

When putting together a resume, you naturally want to focus on your accomplishments and the skills, knowledge, and experience you have gained. This is all well and good but job seekers too often neglect another aspect, another part of themselves. This part encompasses the so-called soft skills, the attributes that make up your character and… Read More »

How to Combat the “Overqualified” Label

“I’m afraid you’re overqualified for this position.” When a hiring manager says this, what he usually means is that he’s worried you’re looking to take a job – any job – to tide you over until a better one comes along, and that you’ll leave quickly as soon as one does. Read below for some… Read More »

What to Say at an Interview

If you were looking for advice on how to perform during an interview, you would find no shortage of information. There is plenty of advice out there on how to handle the interview. There is general agreement on many things, such as making sure you do your research. But there are also divergent opinions on… Read More »