Candidate Tips

Let Sample Resumes Inspire You, Not Define You

February 17, 2012

Wouldn't it be nice to be able to find a sample resume that matches your background, copy it to your word-processing program, make minor changes and be done with the arduous task of creating a dazzling resume? While that would be ideal, you can shortchange yourself and sabotage your job search if you base your resume on a sample document.

Fatal Resume Errors

February 1, 2012

Are You Engaged?

January 18, 2012

At times during your career, things may not go your way. You may be struggling to find a new job, or you may be dissatisfied with your current job or with the way your career is developing. When your professional expectations go unmet like this, there's a natural tendency to disengage, to unplug. You go through the motions, but part of your mind is elsewhere, unfocused.

Networking Letters 101

January 17, 2012

No matter what field you're in, a successful career is built on human relationships. Your job search will be much more effective if you connect with and expand your network of contacts rather than just respond to job ads. Thousands of positions are created and filled without ever being advertised. A networking letter will help you uncover these hidden job opportunities.

8 Ways to Research Your Prospective Employer

The amount of knowledge you have about a potential employer, and on the industry in which you hope to work can give you a competitive edge. This pertains both to making initial contact with employers and before going on interviews. In addition, having information on a company is also invaluable when it comes to evaluating a job offer.