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Resume Tips For Overcoming Recession-Related Challenges

Give employers the real scoop, not just your work history.

Recessions tend to push hardworking people into two groups. On the one hand is the layoff survivor handling the load of multiple former employees. On the other is the hyperqualified job seeker who nevertheless remains overlooked. Both types of people often need to write a new résumé, and neither can afford to do it the same way they might have in the previous millennium. Continue reading this entry »

30 August 2009 | Career Transition, Job Market, Resumes | 2 Comments

The Golden List of Interview Do’s and Don’ts

Here’s some inside advice to help you prepare for your interview.

Interview Do’s

1) Visit the company’s website to get a sense of its products, services, and marketplace.

2) Spend at least an hour reviewing your portfolio, especially the pieces the hiring manager has asked you to bring (see above). Remind yourself of your contributions to the projects so that you can discuss them confidently.

Also, ensure that your work contains no Continue reading this entry »

8 August 2009 | Interviewing, Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Golden List of Interview Do’s and Don’ts