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The Top 5 Mistakes Jobseekers Make In Their Job Search

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Activate Your Career Dreams, Career Change, Career Transition, Job Search Strategy

Are you making these mistakes in your job search? Chances are, you’re making at least one or two — if not more! Go through this checklist and mark which mistakes you’re currently making — and then follow the suggestions to learn how to stop making that mistake!   Mistakes Checklist   1.  Looking for a Job. Wait, I shouldn’t look for a job? Don’t just look for a job — look for a career. A calling. What are you meant to do? How can you use your skills, education, and experience for...

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How To Compare Job Offers

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Activate Your Career Dreams, Career Change, Career Transition, Job Search Strategy

There are several ways to compare job offers. You can compare your current position (if you have one) to a job offer, or you can compare two different job offers against each other, or you can compare your current position against multiple job offers (lucky you!). The “Comparing Two Job Offers” worksheet will help you assess the opportunities. Compare Job Offers – 3 Scenarios You can use the worksheets in a variety of ways. You can list specific details for each category — for example,...

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How to Find the Perfect Job

Posted by on Nov 17, 2016 in Career Change, Job Search Strategy

How do you find the ideal job? What makes a perfect job for you? A great salary? Fabulous benefits? A flexible schedule? An innovative culture? The first step to deciding which job to take is clarifying what you want in your next position. This will help you assess whether the job you’re being offered is taking you in the right direction. So let’s start with defining your “ideal” job. Use the “Your Ideal Job” worksheet to clarify what your dream job looks like. Next, once you know what you...

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Top 10 Cover Letter Tips and Tricks

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Career Change, Career Transition, Job Search Strategy

Cover Letter Tips and Tricks Tip 1: Beyond the obvious — including the hiring manager’s contact information. You also want to make sure that you tailor the content of the cover letter specifically for the company being targeted. Hiring managers can tell when you’ve taken the time to research the company. Include details that demonstrate that you’ve done your homework. If you’re a customer of the company, mention that! If you know they’re expanding (and thus will be hiring for new positions),...

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Four Things You Must Include In Your Cover Letter

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Job Search Strategy

Regardless of the format, the first thing in your cover letter should be an attention-getting opening paragraph! There are a couple of ways to get the reader’s attention. 1. Let the reader know how you found out about the job opening. Were you referred by a current employee? Are you a customer, and saw it while shopping on the company website? Include the reason why you’re interested in the position. 2. The second “must-have” in your cover letter is accomplishments. Opening a cover letter with...

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Do You Need to Write a Cover Letter?

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Activate Your Career Dreams, Job Search Strategy

When you see a survey that says 55 percent of hiring managers don’t pay attention to cover letters, it may be tempting to think that you don’t need one. But consider that means that 4 out of 10 hiring managers do want to read one — and you don’t know whether the hiring manager for this job is one of the 55 percent or one of the 45 percent. Unless you are sure otherwise, it’s better safe than sorry. Even hiring managers and recruiters who say they never read cover letters may find themselves...

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