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    How to Upgrade Your Resume, Part 2

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    Having a full-time career coaching business for 12+ years, I have reviewed thousands of resumes and rewritten hundreds of professional and executive resumes. I believe I have seen all of the typical resume writing shortcomings. In this series of articles, I want to help you upgrade your resume to get better career and job search results.

    My earlier article examined Seven Reasons Your …

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    ‘Death by Interview’—What it can Cost YOUR Company

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    While the overall unemployment rate is definitely showing steady improvement, millions of men and women still are having trouble landing a job, or at least landing one in a timely manner. One primary reason for this is that some companies continue to drag out the entire interview process beyond any reasonable limits and then take …

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    Professionally Edited Résumé Adds Huge Value

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    There are two steps to take before you’ll get that job offer. The first is to create a résumé. An attractive and intriguing résumé will generate an invitation for an interview. The second step is to convince the interviewer you’re the ideal candidate. Unfortunately, though, most people fail in the first step. The reason is …

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    Negotiating Salary From the Employer’s Point of View

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    After recruiting all levels of job seekers for the past decade, I’ve come to understand that many people lack a true understanding of how to negotiate salary.

    The most common mistake we have seen is that interviewees do not know how to accurately gauge if a company is likely to be amenable to accepting a …

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    Probing for Pain Points in an Interview

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    Probing for Pain Points?

    Probing for pain points should be one of your first steps in an interview. Every business has problems. Your first job is to ask probing questions to uncover those pain points.

    Initial Phone Screen

    Most of the time in the interview process, there will be an initial phone screen with either …

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    How to Upgrade Your Resume, Part 1

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    Having reviewed and re-written hundreds of resumes over the last 12 years, it is likely I have seen all of the typical shortcomings of professional resumes. In this series of blog posts, I want to alert you regarding how to identify resume weaknesses and eliminate as many as possible so that this self-marketing tool is …

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    How to Prepare for a Job Interview

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    A job interview is the final step before getting the job. It’s the most critical step because if the candidate does not convince the decision maker of being the ideal candidate, the job goes to someone else. Preparing for the interview is not to be taken lightly. To win this tough competition, one needs to …

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    What is the Best Type of Organization for You to Work In?

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    Part of your personal branding is the type of company you choose to work for. Exciting small start-ups seem promising and progressive but on the other hand a legacy company offers proven systems, procedures and security. To compare and decide what is right for you, consider the differences:

    The Small Start-Up Firm

    This type of …

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    What is Your Current Salary?

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    What is your current salary?

    I’m sure you have been asked early in the interview process, “What is your current salary?”

    If it was up to me, I would have everyone respond indigently—None of your %^%#(& business!

    However, that does not work in our current work environment.

    So, how should you answer the question, “What …

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    When You Should Say YES! to the Counteroffer

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    You have been on the interviews, the hiring company has done its due diligence on you, you have done your due diligence on the company… and the job offer is made!

    You like what you see in the offer, you have discussed it with your family and friends and you accept. Over the next week …

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