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Guest Blogger: David B. Wright, Author

The Office Professionals Place

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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6 Tips On How To Prep Your CV For More Job Interviews

Dumb Little Man

If you want to get an interview for the position at the company you are applying for, then there are 6 things you should bear in mind. In this article, we will partially focus on cover letters as well as other important resume writing tips. So, grab a pen, and get ready to totally change your approach to CVs and cover letters. 6 Tips On Successful CV Emailing Process. Address your email to a particular person.

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A Must-Listen Interview for Job Hunters

Eat Your Career

With a focus on finding and living your life’s purpose, this book covers every conceivable job search topic including networking, research, resume and cover letter creation, successful interview techniques and so much more. Email this to a friend? Audio career advice interviewNo matter who you are or what you do, I’m willing to bet you know who Richard “Dick” Bolles is.

Is It OK to Fudge the Truth on a Resume?

45 Things

But according to the way your resume phrases your accomplishments and skills, and the way you answer interview questions, you're very qualified to run the steel plant. That's why Wardell recommends that even if you've stretched your qualifications, you should own up to an employer or company where you've interviewed. If you're not comfortable with what you've told a prospective employer, just shoot them a simple email saying you want to clear up what you believe it a misconception.

5 Things to Help You Ace a Phone Interview

45 Things

That means that once you hit "send" to email your resume or application to a company, you need to be on your toes. Are you ready to be interviewed in five minutes when the telephone rings and the hiring manager wants to talk about your qualifications? Were you possibly thinking that a hiring manager would contact you and say, "I'll be calling you in a week to interview you over the telephone. Be ready to answer the questions I'm going to send you via email."

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Two-for-One Sale: Get Your Interview Tips Now!

On The Job

No one sends me a resume that says, "I'm looking to work for a financially shaky firm, in a dead-end role, at a lower salary, doing tasks that I have no knowledge of or experience with." -- Anne Howard, Lynn Hazan & Associates "When you write the cover letter and tailor the resume, be sure to reference the job posting and be specific in your response to what they’re seeking. In addition, I only look at the work history, the cover letter, and most of the body are generally junk.

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How To Make Your Job Search More Productive

Dumb Little Man

Between searching for job listings, individualizing your cover letters, and rehearsing your interviews, you will spend many of your waking hours getting through it all. Searching for jobs and writing cover letters are bound to be the biggest time-consumers, so plan around that to start with. number of interviews requested). Generally, your follow up emails should fall about a week from the date you submitted your application.

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5 Job Search Red Flags to Watch Out For

Eat Your Career

If you apply for one job and then find yourself interviewed for another, you’ve just had a bait and switch. Job seekers can be especially vulnerable to phishing scams, where criminals attempt to fraudulently obtain your personal and financial information via email. Any legitimate organization will only ask for personal information like this once you’ve been hired—which means, you’ve been through an interview process. Job seekers are notoriously eager to believe things.

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Extreme Makeover - Resume Edition

Dumb Little Man

Spelling mistakes, incomplete sentences and grammatical errors can mean the difference between getting an interview and not. They can, however, be interesting and make great talking points so save them to build a rapport during an interview. Do you have a resume?

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How to Market Yourself During A Career Search

Dumb Little Man

Once you know your USP, it needs to be highlighted throughout your resume and interviews. You cannot just count on scattering a few resumes through email. You need to create an impressive resume/CV, optimize your LinkedIn profile and make sure your cover letter shines. It’s also a good idea to brush up on interview skills and make sure you’re ready to impress. See Also: 6 Interview Hacks That Are Sure To Land You The Job.

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What I Learned From Reading 1,000 Resumes

Dumb Little Man

To put yours at the top of the pile, potentially leading to at least a phone interview, here’s what I learned from reading over 1,000 resumes: Make sure you’re qualified. So if you’re applying for that administrative job at ABC Corporation, talk about the administrative position and ABC Corporation in both your cover letter and resume summary. If you’re lucky enough to make the interview process, congratulations!

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Resources for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

There is always an interview with a high level assistant talking about their day-to-day role or a piece on a well regarding celebrity and how they work with their PA. Once you have registered you will receive a regular newsletter via email from ‘Moneypenny’ which contains information on products, services, offers and events for assistants. Assistant Edge pulls together all of the best blogs for office professionals and sends out a daily email with new content. Pin It.

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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? Lastly, if you’re considering making a career change in the near future, take a moment to learn about my coaching programs and career transition services (including help with resumes , cover letters , interview prep , and job search ). Email this to a friend? People ask me this question all the time.

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8 Great Podcasts for Writers and Book Authors

Daily Writing Tips

Perhaps you’ve signed up to read lots of blogs by email, you’ve bought some great writing-related books, and you still feel like something’s missing. The short first season of their podcast covers the various stages of self-publishing a book, from understanding the writing process to going to market, and features Shaz Kahn talking about her experience of being a first time self-publisher. Transcript available: yes (for the interview portion of the episode).

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Ready to Quit Your Job? Read This First

Eat Your Career

Workbooks Stress Management Workbook Time Management Magic Reinvent Your Career Workbook More Tasty Goodness Career Management Consulting Job Interview Coaching Resume Revision Group Training & Public Speaking Eat My WHAT?! Send me an email and we’ll chat.

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10 Tools and Resources to Write the Perfect Resume

Daily Writing Tips

You can submit your own questions to her, if you have a resume query that hasn’t already been covered on the blog.). #2: You can click to download a sample as a Microsoft Word document without having to sign up or put in your email address.

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OfficeTeam Reveals Mistakes That Could Derail Your Job Search

Office Dynamics

Sending your resume and cover letter on high-quality paper via the post office may seem outdated, but people receive so little mail today that your hard-copy materials could pay off. Follow up via email or by phone within two weeks of submitting your resume. Speak only in general terms or give “canned” responses during the interview. Email is acceptable, but a handwritten note can be more impressive. Hello reader!

Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles

Laughing all the Way to Work

Click on that and you will find a wealth of templates from a resume, cover letter, minutes, agenda and many others. Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat. Quotations Marks Rules for numbers Saying thank you in an email Seasons greetings or Seasons greetings?

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Small Business Start-Up Idea – C.V. Writing Service | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Many people have trouble writing a successful CV or cover letter, so if you have excellent writing skills and know how to effectively create a résumé then this business may be for you. I don’t feel a CV will get you a job – but it will get you an interview.

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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. I almost left before the interview.

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How NOT to Get the Freelance Job - and What to Do | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Like, say, emailing us to ask if this is the right email to email us at, when the email you should use to apply is written on the job ad. When the job ad says email us with information and samples, don’t tweet us and say, “Just click here.&#

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