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Tips to get ahead: 10 experts speak up

Workers seeking to get ahead in their careers need to rely less on their talent and their experience and more on personal brand and relationship with their boss, career experts say. Ten leading career advisers and human resources consultants have provided tips to workers who wants to further develop their career.

Best Resume Writing Tips 2016:Do’s and Don’ts

Your resume is the key to getting a new job and needs to be written in a manner that is going to clearly show the recruiter that you should be given an interview. But recruiters today are not going to spend a long time studying your resume to see if you have all of the […]

Stop Screwing Up Your Job Search In These Ten Ways!

From submitting illegible résumés to blurting salary numbers in the first interview to wasting precious hours applying to the black hole of online job listings, job seekers make a series of common and egregious errors. Here is the accumulated wisdom of three longtime coaches, Sarah Stamboulie, Anita Attridge and Ellis Chase.

10 Job-Hunting Tips From People Who Found Jobs

Career coaches can drone on about resumes, networking and interviewing techniques. But how do real people get real jobs in a tight job market? We interviewed a half dozen job seekers who landed positions in the last few months, and they told us some surprising things. Most received offers within three weeks of reaching out […]

Brutal Job Search? You May Be Shooting Too Low…

Remember that people hire people who can relieve their pain. They don’t want their new hires to create new pain for them! If you feel like you’re pushing a rock uphill every day in your job search, chances are good that you’re shooting too low.  


For most job candidates, the principal desired outcome of the job interview is to “get the job”. However, a better outcome is to have effectively aligned your skill set, background and professional goals to the position, company and culture. Sometimes a successful job interview is one that effectively rules out an opportunity as “not a […]

Why Your Resume Is Not Getting Results

“One of the first rules of marketing is that when your demand conditions change, you must also change your promotional strategy. Prior to the economic downturn in 2008, a candidate who had only the basic resume components of name, contact information, experience, and education could get interviews and probably multiple job offers. We were in […]

10 Unconventional (But Very Effective) Tips For Job Seekers

In the market for a new job? You’ve probably been urged to “pursue your passions,” “leverage your network,” “tailor and tidy up your resume,” “do your homework,” and “dress for success”—among other things.  The following article contains ten unconventional job seeking tips to help you land that role!