One of the things I was most surprised by when I got into the jobs business over a decade ago was the prevalence and practice of age discrimination in hiring right here in the USA. Oh, sure... we're not like some overseas markets where job ads explicitly demand youth, or a particular gender, or beauty(!), in the applicant, but there it is...
Last week I told you about the importance of getting your resume professionally written. This week I want to talk to you about Job Search 102.
3 ways to highlight your unique value proposition.
How does your cover letter rate? Use this test to score your cover letter before you submit it with your resume and job application.
Letters crawling with creeping arrogance inflict hiring managers with terminal cases of Don't-Hire-This-Jerk-Itis.
Don't let these common errors brand you as unprofessional.
I've pulled together fifty of the best articles we've written recently in order to help you get your 2011 job search off on the right foot and feel much more comfortable, secure and smart in your high-end job hunt...
Before you say it or write it, think about the listener and reader. How do they want to hear it and read it?
Do cover letters matter? Do recruiters and human resources managers even look at the correspondence that accompanies your resume and job application? The answers vary widely even among career experts and HR pros, many of whom have strong opinions on the matter.
Use professionalism and these strategies in your resume, cover letter and interviews when answering this tough question about past employment: "Why did you leave?"
After this job seeker discovered that physical activity motivated him to slim down at the gym and shape up his job search, his company-to-be found him on OpsLadder.