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Three Resume Rules for Baby Boomers

The most common concern among job seekers over 50 is that their resume tends to date them. While it’s true that with age comes wisdom, it’s also true that securing a great new job becomes challenging after a certain age. If you are a member of the baby boomer generation you’ll want to take note […]

Top Interview Secret: Know the Right Questions To Ask

Most interview preparation books are filled with sample questions that you’ll have to answer during an interview. While it’s certainly important to know how to answer tough interview questions, it’s equally important to know how to ASK questions in an interview. There are three good reasons to be prepared to ask great questions during interviews. […]

How To Write a Perfect Cover Letter

Your cover letter has only one job. It is meant to entice the reader to open and read your resume. Sounds simple, but job seekers often stress as much over their cover letter as they do the resume. If this sounds like you, relax, there is a simple approach to cover letters that will streamline […]

How To Avoid Job Interview Brain Freeze

Have you ever experienced brain freeze during a job interview? You are asked a question and your mind goes blank-it’s horrifying. You lose composure as well as confidence. Your interview goes down hill from there. Brain freeze most often happens as a result of behavioral or situational interview questions that are not anticipated before hand. […]

Get Back To Work!

Three Tips for Women Re-Entering the Job Market One of the toughest career challenges for women is re-entering the job market after a break in employment. Women experience employment breaks for various reasons: To stay home with babies and/or young children To care for elderly parents To continue their education To manage personal health issues […]

10 Tips For a Reader-Friendly Resume

Your resume must capture the reader’s attention within the first 15 seconds or risk being lost in the reject pile. One key success factor for your resume is its readability, that is, how easily and quickly the reader can absorb your information without loosing interest. To help you gain maximum attention, here are ten tips […]

Does Your Old Resume Say “Has Been”?

If you’re a job seeker over 50, you may be feeling ignored by employers. You’re certainly not ready to retire, but young recruiters seem to put you in the geriatric generation. If you’re feeling symptoms of age discrimination, your resume could be the culprit, categorizing you as out of date and over the hill. There […]

From Self-Employed to Re-Employed

Rejoining the Corporate World One of the toughest career challenges is returning to corporate life after being self-employed for a number of years. If you are a self-employed job candidate, you are probably facing misconceptions about your career that are keeping you out of the “must interview” candidate list. For example, employers may assume: Your […]

Career Coach Answers Top Resume Questions

As a career coach there are resume questions that I’m asked by nearly every client. If you are a job seeker you’ve probably struggled with these same issues. Below are answers to many of the most frequently asked resume questions. Q: How many pages should my resume be? A: It depends on your level of […]

Sales Skills that Strike Gold at Trade Shows

For the self-employed, trade shows and conventions are a golden opportunity to gain exposure for your service or product offering. Unfortunately many hopeful entrepreneurs take on their first show with no idea of how to get the most new business for their trade-show dollars. Trade show participation is typically one of the more costly marketing […]