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A Cover Letter is NOT Optional!

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Guest Blogger: David B. Wright, Author

The Office Professionals Place

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 Guest Blogger: David B. Wright, Author So Youve Got the Job Interview - Now What? Youve sent out dozens, or maybe even hundreds, of resumes and cover letters. This morning the phone rang - youve got an interview!

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Preparing for the Phone Interview

Job Advice Blog

Many of my clients have asked me to help them prep for a phone interview. The interviewer can’t see you – there is not opportunity to gauge body language or make the same kind of connection. Referenced on your resume and your cover letter should be the best number(s) to reach you.

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How to Ace Your Job Interview

Dumb Little Man

In October 2009, at the end of the Great Recession, unemployment hit 10%. With online job boards attracting more applicants and easy online applications, recruiters have more resumes to sift through than ever before. Most big companies use algorithms to sort through resumes, looking for the most qualified candidates. If your resume does make it past the algorithm and onto a recruiter’s desk, you face the next hurdle. Step 2: Prepare for the Interview.

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5 Ways to Manage Your Online Reputation

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, August 10, 2009 5 Ways to Manage Your Online Reputation Are you your own worst enemy? If you dont think so, read this column I wrote for Gannett, and you may just change your mind: Maybe you put countless hours into carefully crafting a resume and cover letter. cdn August 10, 2009 10:27 AM Anita said.

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Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 18 September, 2009 Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles I recently arrived in Atlanta, Georgia to attend OfficeArrow s Lift Summit on Social Media. Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat.

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Melba Duncan on the Hot Skills EAs Need For 2009 and Beyond

Stellar Assistants

I was first introduced to her in September 1999, when she was featured on the cover of Inc. Duncan in job interviews, and have even quoted her in resume' cover letters. I'm a HUGE fan of Melba J. Duncan. Rabid , in fact. magazine ( [link] ). I've since reread that article at least a hundred times, and have referred colleagues to the article too many times to count. I've attempted to "channel" Ms.

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Job Loss - It Can Happen to You!

Office Dynamics

I want to control my own destiny, so I've put on my sea legs, spiffed up the resume I left with you, put together a dynamic resume kit packet and a teaser including my brochure (developed at World Class Assistant Part 2), hoping to get through the door of a company I've been eying. It looks like I have a chance to interview for an EA position to the president & chief executive officer. I'm ahead of the game, my resume is at the top of the stack, and I have the edge!

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Using Stories to Demonstrate Your Personal Brand

45 Things

I interviewed Hansen, curious about how job seekers and current employees in this tough and very competitive job market could learn how to be better storytellers.

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Being a Hiring Manager Doesn't Give.

45 Things

Now, I think its time I gave some pointers to interviewers. Rules for being a good hiring manager/interviewer: 1. Have a system in place to acknowledge that youve received a resume and/or cover letter when they come flooding in. July 10, 2009 11:24 AM Anita said.

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Critical Steps in Your Career Transition

Job Advice Blog

Hiring managers ‘Google’ the names of people they are interviewing and those they are considering interviewing.

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Beware of Career Marketing Firms

Job Advice Blog

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Set Yourself Apart from the Competition » Make or Break Moments

Make or Break Moments

Each had a resume, test scores of the tests they’d volunteered to take to show their abilities and each provided a cover letter and their hourly rate. So throwing out the high and the low, I started to look for people to interview. I sent emailed interview questions.

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Is a Career Change Possible in this Economy?

Eat Your Career

I recently had the honor of interviewing Dick Bolles , author of “ What Color Is Your Parachute? I looked at a typical month during the high of the recession, which was April of 2009, and 4 million people found jobs that month and there were 3 million vacancies that didn’t even get filled that month. People ask me this question all the time. I think it’s silly but, obviously, there’s a great deal of concern out there. So, I want to address this issue once and for all.

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Tips From Successful Job Seekers

45 Things

In October 2009 — when thousands of people were losing jobs — Woody was hired as communications manager for Association Headquarters Inc. I suggested in my cover letter some ideas to pique the employer's interest," she says. I never get tired of hearing how people got a job.

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