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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    When Interview Questions Get Too Personal: Tips For Getting Back To Business

    The basic illegal interview questions are ones based on religion, marital status, parenthood status and health issues, notes Linda Matias, president of CareerStrides and author of "201 Knockout Answers to Tough Interview Questions." "Oftentimes when interviewers ask a question that is off limits, their intention isn't to offend or alienate....

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Transforming Your R?sum? From Military To Civilian

    Duncan Mathison, co-author of "Unlock the Hidden Job Market: Six Steps to a Successful Job Search When Times Are Tough," recalls working with an ex-Navy SEAL who was trying to land a civilian job. "He realized that most people thought his skills consisted of landing on beaches and blowing things...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    The Importance Of R?sum? Keywords

    Years ago, when r?sum?s were still sent to employers by mail, job seekers hoped things like a high-quality paper stock and unique, professional formatting would catch the eye of an employer. These days, things are a little different. First of all, it's rare that employers even accept paper r?sum?s anymore....

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Do You Know The Most Important Part Of A R?sum

    A tough job market means piles of applications for open positions, so it is no surprise that hiring managers are looking for ways to screen candidates quickly. "Recruiters typically devote only 10-15 seconds to read any r?sum?," says Wil Lemire, director of career services at Western New England College in...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    5 Ways To Rehab Your R?sum

    Just in case you haven't heard it enough: It's tough to get a job these days. So tough, in fact, that it's not unlikely for a job seeker to spend six months or longer looking for a job before getting one. Although it's common for today's job search to take...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    13 Most Overused R?sum? Phrases

    Throughout your career, you've accomplished many feats, exceeded several goals and mastered countless skills. Now you're on yet another job hunt and you can't remember a lick of any of it. Such is the importance of keeping your r?sum? up-to-date, whether you're looking for a job or not. When you...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    10 Ways To Get Your R?sum? Noticed

    Out with the old, in with the new, isn't that what they always say? The same thing applies to your r?sum?. Chances are you applied for hundreds of jobs during the Great Recession, only to be ignored or rejected. That means that something has to change. "Because hiring managers are...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Target Your R?sum? To Prospective Employers' Needs

    Your r?sum? isn't about you, it's about them. That is the first guiding rule you should remember as you craft your employment history and achievements to match the needs of the companies you want most to hire you. Consider your audience by researching the company and its industry, and tailoring...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Camouflage Your Resume Weakness

    If you're job hunting, the last thing you need is weakness in your r?sum?. Any bit of negative information can keep you from landing your ideal job. Issues such as lack of a college degree or minimal job experience don't have to hinder your efforts. All you need to do...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    8 Resume Editing Tips

    Depending on how it's written, your r?sum? can make or break your job search. A professional, well-written r?sum? can have employers banging down your door; but a sloppy, mistake-laden r?sum? can turn off a hiring manager in a split second. Proofreading is a must. Neglect doing it and you could...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    10 Things To Leave Off Your Resume

    Everybody knows that in most situations, less is more - your accessories, eating habits and especially your r?sum?. Job seekers do themselves a disservice when they send out r?sum?s with too much information. Employers don't have the time or the patience to sift through irrelevant information like your hobbies, interests...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    5 Steps To An E-Friendly Resume

    Today's Internet-driven world has changed the way to look and apply for jobs. Gone are the days of handwritten cover letters, typewritten r?sum?s and hand-delivered job applications. Given the increasing number of online job boards that require Web-based applications, many employers don't want a hard copy of your r?sum?. Instead,...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    6 Serious Resume Blunders

    R?sum?s are tricky: If done well, they can put you in the running for a job; if done poorly, they end up in the hiring manager's recycling bin. They should be easy since you're just talking about yourself. No one knows your work history, qualifications and skills better than you....

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    5 Easy Ways To Improve Your Resume

    Spelling and grammar errors can be the kiss of death for r?sum?s: They show employers that you don't pay attention to detail. Computer spell-check programs don't always pick up these errors, so make sure you proofread it yourself before handing it in. For insurance and a fresh perspective, have a...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    7 Executive Resume Strategies

    A r?sum? isn't designed to get you a job. A r?sum? can't make you qualified for positions outside your area of expertise. A r?sum? won't, all by itself, open up doors or knock down obstacles in your path. But there is a lot that a good r?sum? can do... and...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Leave This Info Out Of Your Interview

    Everyone knows someone privy to sharing too much information - the TMI, if you will. TMIs have no boundaries and no shame. They will tell you any and every piece of personal information; whether it's filling you in on her latest try at the fertility doctor or the dream he...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    10 Clues To Decoding The Interview

    Wonder whether you nailed that interview? While you won't truly know until you get "The call," there are many signs throughout the process that can help you determine whether or not you'll make the first cut. This paper gives you a questions and clues to help you decode the interview.

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    5 Ways To Battle Job Search Rejection

    Success in a job search is easy to deal with; a job offer feels good, validates us and allows us to move forward in life. We all want it and strive for it. Nevertheless, for most job seekers, our successes are infrequent. They're sandwiched between boatloads of indifference, rejection and...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    How To Answer 10 Tough Interview Questions

    There's no worse feeling than when you're in an interview and the interviewer asks you a question to which you don't know the answer. The best way to handle this dreaded debacle is to go into the interview prepared. This paper provides few common difficult questions and arm yourself with...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Pitfalls Of The Senior-Level Interview

    As a candidate, you will typically interview and need to pass muster with a higher number of interviewers, at all levels. All senior-level candidates to get themselves up to speed on the company, its stats and other details, especially for the midlevel meeting with the managers and directors. You will...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    6 Ways to Create Interview Chemistry

    Interviewing is a lot like dating. When two people agree to go to dinner or watch a movie with each other, it's generally because they had something in common, found each other interesting and wanted to spend time together. When interviewing job candidates, interviewers are looking for these same things....

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Layoff Worries? 5 Conversations You Should Have

    As the economy continues to take a downturn, more and more American jobs are at risk. The unemployment rate hit a 14-year high this October with 1.2 million jobs lost in 2008 alone. As it turns out, people are doing very little to secure their jobs in this weak economy....

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    10 Real-Life Interview Mistakes

    Hiring managers don't want to hear a lot of things during an interview - confessions of a violent past, a cell phone ring, a toilet flush. Yet job seekers have committed these interview gaffes and worse. Odd behavior isn't the only way to ruin your chances of landing a job....

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Tackling Inappropriate And Potentially Illegal Interview Questions

    Most experienced human resources professionals and hiring managers are well-versed on the topics they can safely broach in an employment interview. Unfortunately, not all interviewers are as informed as they should be. If a prospective employer asks about your marital status or religious affiliation, for instance, the person is stepping...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Strategies For Successful Interviewing

    The job interview is a brief, but crucial, component of the employment process. If you are thinking of re-entering the working world after a hiatus or starting to look for a new opportunity after a long tenure with your current firm, it's wise to brush up on what to expect...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Eight Worst Things To Say In An Interview

    Interviews are nothing if not opportunities to drive you crazy. Just remind yourself to look good, appear confident, say all the right things and don't say any of the wrong ones. This paper gives you some guidelines and it shouldn't be so hard to follow except you'll be on the...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2008

    Six Rules For Effective Net-Working

    For busy workers, networking online is a great way to quickly meet dozens - or even hundreds - of like-minded professionals. It also can be an option for those less inclined to reach out and socialize with new business contacts in a traditional setting. Web sites like LinkedIn.com and MeetUp.com,...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2008

    Job Searching On Company Time?: Six Tips

    You're told to treat your job search like a full-time job. But when do you have the time to look with a schedule that includes working 50-plus hours a week, going to school, caring for a family, running errands and trying to squeeze in some shut-eye? Simple. You do it...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    10 Clues To Decoding The Interview

    Wonder whether you nailed that interview? While you won't truly know until you get "The call," there are many signs throughout the process that can help you determine whether or not you'll make the first cut. This paper gives you a questions and clues to help you decode the interview.

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    10 Real-Life Interview Mistakes

    Hiring managers don't want to hear a lot of things during an interview - confessions of a violent past, a cell phone ring, a toilet flush. Yet job seekers have committed these interview gaffes and worse. Odd behavior isn't the only way to ruin your chances of landing a job....

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Leave This Info Out Of Your Interview

    Everyone knows someone privy to sharing too much information - the TMI, if you will. TMIs have no boundaries and no shame. They will tell you any and every piece of personal information; whether it's filling you in on her latest try at the fertility doctor or the dream he...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Tackling Inappropriate And Potentially Illegal Interview Questions

    Most experienced human resources professionals and hiring managers are well-versed on the topics they can safely broach in an employment interview. Unfortunately, not all interviewers are as informed as they should be. If a prospective employer asks about your marital status or religious affiliation, for instance, the person is stepping...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Jun 2008

    Eight Worst Things To Say In An Interview

    Interviews are nothing if not opportunities to drive you crazy. Just remind yourself to look good, appear confident, say all the right things and don't say any of the wrong ones. This paper gives you some guidelines and it shouldn't be so hard to follow except you'll be on the...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Transforming Your R?sum? From Military To Civilian

    Duncan Mathison, co-author of "Unlock the Hidden Job Market: Six Steps to a Successful Job Search When Times Are Tough," recalls working with an ex-Navy SEAL who was trying to land a civilian job. "He realized that most people thought his skills consisted of landing on beaches and blowing things...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    The Importance Of R?sum? Keywords

    Years ago, when r?sum?s were still sent to employers by mail, job seekers hoped things like a high-quality paper stock and unique, professional formatting would catch the eye of an employer. These days, things are a little different. First of all, it's rare that employers even accept paper r?sum?s anymore....

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Sep 2010

    Do You Know The Most Important Part Of A R?sum

    A tough job market means piles of applications for open positions, so it is no surprise that hiring managers are looking for ways to screen candidates quickly. "Recruiters typically devote only 10-15 seconds to read any r?sum?," says Wil Lemire, director of career services at Western New England College in...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    5 Ways To Rehab Your R?sum

    Just in case you haven't heard it enough: It's tough to get a job these days. So tough, in fact, that it's not unlikely for a job seeker to spend six months or longer looking for a job before getting one. Although it's common for today's job search to take...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    13 Most Overused R?sum? Phrases

    Throughout your career, you've accomplished many feats, exceeded several goals and mastered countless skills. Now you're on yet another job hunt and you can't remember a lick of any of it. Such is the importance of keeping your r?sum? up-to-date, whether you're looking for a job or not. When you...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    10 Ways To Get Your R?sum? Noticed

    Out with the old, in with the new, isn't that what they always say? The same thing applies to your r?sum?. Chances are you applied for hundreds of jobs during the Great Recession, only to be ignored or rejected. That means that something has to change. "Because hiring managers are...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Target Your R?sum? To Prospective Employers' Needs

    Your r?sum? isn't about you, it's about them. That is the first guiding rule you should remember as you craft your employment history and achievements to match the needs of the companies you want most to hire you. Consider your audience by researching the company and its industry, and tailoring...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Camouflage Your Resume Weakness

    If you're job hunting, the last thing you need is weakness in your r?sum?. Any bit of negative information can keep you from landing your ideal job. Issues such as lack of a college degree or minimal job experience don't have to hinder your efforts. All you need to do...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    8 Resume Editing Tips

    Depending on how it's written, your r?sum? can make or break your job search. A professional, well-written r?sum? can have employers banging down your door; but a sloppy, mistake-laden r?sum? can turn off a hiring manager in a split second. Proofreading is a must. Neglect doing it and you could...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    10 Things To Leave Off Your Resume

    Everybody knows that in most situations, less is more - your accessories, eating habits and especially your r?sum?. Job seekers do themselves a disservice when they send out r?sum?s with too much information. Employers don't have the time or the patience to sift through irrelevant information like your hobbies, interests...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    When Interview Questions Get Too Personal: Tips For Getting Back To Business

    The basic illegal interview questions are ones based on religion, marital status, parenthood status and health issues, notes Linda Matias, president of CareerStrides and author of "201 Knockout Answers to Tough Interview Questions." "Oftentimes when interviewers ask a question that is off limits, their intention isn't to offend or alienate....

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    5 Steps To An E-Friendly Resume

    Today's Internet-driven world has changed the way to look and apply for jobs. Gone are the days of handwritten cover letters, typewritten r?sum?s and hand-delivered job applications. Given the increasing number of online job boards that require Web-based applications, many employers don't want a hard copy of your r?sum?. Instead,...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    6 Serious Resume Blunders

    R?sum?s are tricky: If done well, they can put you in the running for a job; if done poorly, they end up in the hiring manager's recycling bin. They should be easy since you're just talking about yourself. No one knows your work history, qualifications and skills better than you....

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    5 Easy Ways To Improve Your Resume

    Spelling and grammar errors can be the kiss of death for r?sum?s: They show employers that you don't pay attention to detail. Computer spell-check programs don't always pick up these errors, so make sure you proofread it yourself before handing it in. For insurance and a fresh perspective, have a...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    7 Executive Resume Strategies

    A r?sum? isn't designed to get you a job. A r?sum? can't make you qualified for positions outside your area of expertise. A r?sum? won't, all by itself, open up doors or knock down obstacles in your path. But there is a lot that a good r?sum? can do... and...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    5 Ways To Battle Job Search Rejection

    Success in a job search is easy to deal with; a job offer feels good, validates us and allows us to move forward in life. We all want it and strive for it. Nevertheless, for most job seekers, our successes are infrequent. They're sandwiched between boatloads of indifference, rejection and...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    How To Answer 10 Tough Interview Questions

    There's no worse feeling than when you're in an interview and the interviewer asks you a question to which you don't know the answer. The best way to handle this dreaded debacle is to go into the interview prepared. This paper provides few common difficult questions and arm yourself with...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    Strategies For Successful Interviewing

    The job interview is a brief, but crucial, component of the employment process. If you are thinking of re-entering the working world after a hiatus or starting to look for a new opportunity after a long tenure with your current firm, it's wise to brush up on what to expect...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2008

    Six Rules For Effective Net-Working

    For busy workers, networking online is a great way to quickly meet dozens - or even hundreds - of like-minded professionals. It also can be an option for those less inclined to reach out and socialize with new business contacts in a traditional setting. Web sites like LinkedIn.com and MeetUp.com,...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2008

    Job Searching On Company Time?: Six Tips

    You're told to treat your job search like a full-time job. But when do you have the time to look with a schedule that includes working 50-plus hours a week, going to school, caring for a family, running errands and trying to squeeze in some shut-eye? Simple. You do it...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Layoff Worries? 5 Conversations You Should Have

    As the economy continues to take a downturn, more and more American jobs are at risk. The unemployment rate hit a 14-year high this October with 1.2 million jobs lost in 2008 alone. As it turns out, people are doing very little to secure their jobs in this weak economy....

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    6 Ways to Create Interview Chemistry

    Interviewing is a lot like dating. When two people agree to go to dinner or watch a movie with each other, it's generally because they had something in common, found each other interesting and wanted to spend time together. When interviewing job candidates, interviewers are looking for these same things....

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Pitfalls Of The Senior-Level Interview

    As a candidate, you will typically interview and need to pass muster with a higher number of interviewers, at all levels. All senior-level candidates to get themselves up to speed on the company, its stats and other details, especially for the midlevel meeting with the managers and directors. You will...

    Provided By CareerBuilder.com