Its Been More Than a Month Should I Follow upA while back, we received an interesting question from "Francis"

I've been through 2 interviews for a position which I believe I am both highly qualified and interested in! My dream job!

But, at the end of the last interview, they told me they will revert to me shortly... it's been more than a month now that I am waiting for the decision....

I sent an email for an update and got no answer... should I forget about this opportunity?

Saturday, 27 October 2018 09:07

Skeleton Key for Cover Letters

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Skeleton Key for Cover LettersWhen I was a kid, I used to daydream about having a "skeleton key" -- one that would allow me to open any door and get inside without any effort

Looking back, I don't know why. I wasn't a thief or anything.

I guess I just enjoyed snooping around and going places where I shouldn't. (Like -- backstage at Disney World, or behind those doors in museums when someone "checks in the back"...)

Thursday, 25 October 2018 01:03

Creating Your Own Opportunities

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Creating Your Own OpportunitiesA member of our team told me about his friend.

Let's call him Mike.

Mike is a master's student. He just graduated in biotechnology. But in his state, there are no opportunities in this field.

How to overcome discrimination against the long term unemployedAs you might have noticed, folks with a long gap in their resume get a particularly hard time from HR reps and recruiters.

Why?

Because -- rightly or wrongly -- they assume there's something major that stops you from "holding down a job".

Sunday, 21 October 2018 01:53

If I Could Give Just ONE Piece of Advice

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If I Could Give Just ONE Piece of AdviceIf I could give you just one piece of advice for getting the job you deserve and building a career you can be proud of, it would be this:

In this game, job offers and promotions do not go to the candidate who has the best skills or most experience, or the right attitude or aptitude.

These things are important, but they're not enough.

Friday, 19 October 2018 02:18

How to Sell Yourself Without Selling Out

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How to Sell Yourself Without Selling OutEveryone who has been in at least one interview knows that it’s all about how well you sell yourself, will determine whether or not they decide to hire you or not.

However there’s fine line between selling yourself and selling out.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 02:08

Employment Situation – Good News and Bad News

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Employment Situation Good News and Bad NewsLet's talk about the employment climate right now.         

As you may know, the unemployment rate is at an 11-year low.                 

This means, if you’re looking for a job, the competition will be a lot less than it was than a year or two ago so you have a better shot at landing the job you applied for. It also means that managers are under more pressure to offer a better salary and employment terms. This is great news for job seekers.                         

Monday, 15 October 2018 01:25

Nobody Ever Leaves the Job Search Game

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Nobody Ever Leaves the Job Search GameLast week, I received a reply to one of these Daily Success Boost emails from a guy -- let's call him Chris -- saying the following:                             

I have a new job, stop sending emails, Thanks for the tips.             

This is completely the wrong attitude.     

Saturday, 13 October 2018 10:48

Creating Your Own Opportunities

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Creating Your Own OpportunitiesA member of our team told me about his friend.
            
Let's call him Mike.
            
Mike is a master's student. He just graduated in biotechnology. But in his state, there are no opportunities in this field.

Thursday, 11 October 2018 10:29

Stephen King's Resume Secret

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Stephen Kings Resume SecretDo you know Stephen King? If not, here’s a quick background. He is an author known for his horror, supernatural, suspense, science fiction and fantasy novels. He has sold more than 350 millions copies and many of his books adapted into films and tv shows.

He is one of the most famous authors of this generation and has taught us a lot over the years. One of which will talk about today.

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