Archive For August 14, 2017

4 Steps for Successful Salary Negotiations

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4 Steps for Successful Salary Negotiations

Your preparation for salary negotiation starts before you go in for an interview. Step 1: Evaluate your level of skills, experience and accomplishments. Are you a good match for the job or are you a great match? Step 2: Know your industry. What is the going wage range for the position in today’s job market?…

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3 Important Elements of a Cover Letter

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3 Important Elements of a Cover Letter

The dreaded cover letter doesn’t have to be such an onerous activity. I am a great believer in keeping it simple when possible. Remember what the purpose of the cover letter is – to make the reviewer read your resumé. The cover letter your opportunity as an applicant to show off as to how well…

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4 Reasons Employers Want a Cover Letter

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4 Reasons Employers Want a Cover Letter

No, cover letters are not obsolete and yes, you need to write one if it is requested. But why do potential employers want a cover letter? Isn’t your resumé enough? For the applicant, the purpose of the cover letter is to make the reviewer want to read their resumé and is an opportunity to address…

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So I Have to Suit Up?

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So I Have to Suit Up?

Proper attire for an interview is not one suit fits all. In some situations, a suit is a must but in others wearing a suit could count against you. As a rule, I like to be slightly overdressed for an interview. It is a little power play that makes me feel on top of my…

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One Page or Two? Does it Matter?

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One Page or Two? Does it Matter?

As a career coach, one question that comes up regularly is “Does my resume have to be one page?”. The answer is not necessarily. If you need two pages to accurately represent the skills and accomplishments you are showcasing for a certain position then have a second page. It’s okay (so long as it is…

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