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5 killer cover letter mistakes

A successful cover letter could be the deciding factor for a hiring manager to give you an interview, so it is important that it demonstrates your ability to effectively market yourself in a positive light. Avoid these 5 killer cover letter mistakes to ensure that you express who you are and what you can contribute to the job!
 
Restating Your Resume
 
It can be tempting to simply take what you have bulleted in your resume and reiterate that in your cover letter; fight that temptation. ...




5 Ways Parents Can Help Their Children who are Unsure of Their Career Path

5 Ways Parents Can Help Their Children who are Unsure of Their Career Path
 
Your children may be very unclear on the career path they want to follow. A guiding hand would be very helpful in showing them the best path to job satisfaction and success. ...




How Millennials Are Redefining Their Careers

I’ve been an editor at Chief Learning Officer for nearly four years, and people are often shocked to hear that. Many millennials would have already hopped a few times by now. On the other hand, many have been unemployed for much longer. It’s a strange time to be starting your career. ...




Job Seekers: 4 Ways You Can Reinvent Yourself

If your current job doesn’t fit you, and you’re yearning for a shift, don’t despair. It’s easier than you think to move in a new direction.
 
First, you need to realize that the sexy stories about overnight transformations and lightning bolt flashes of insights are just that: anomalies. ...




The Job Search Tip Introverts Hate (But Desperately Need)

No matter how talented, skilled, or educated you are…if you’re an introvert, you’re at a bit of a disadvantage in a job search.
 
I am not an introvert, but I speak to a lot of them, coaching them through the process of getting a new job. ...




6 steps to prepare for a Skype job interview

There’s a fair chance that on your next job interview, you won’t even be sitting in the same room with your future boss.
Some 71 percent of employers now use real-time video interviewing when seeking new employees, according to Futurestep, a Korn Ferry company. ...




6 Salary Myths That Are Killing Your Earning Power

No, HR doesn't need to know your salary expectations upfront.
You’re not alone if you’ve ever accepted a less-than-awesome job offer hoping that it would pay off in a raise down the line, or felt pressure to state your salary expectations in an HR interview upfront. ...




Do You Need a 'Device Detox'? Learn How to Disconnect in Order to Connect

If you’re reading this, you’re probably “all business.” Me too. Most of the time. I spend months out of the year traveling and coaching business owners all around the country on how to improve themselves, grow their businesses, and grow as human beings as well. ...




The Importance of Health and Safety in the Workplace

In the workplace, health and safety regulations are paramount to the well-being of the employees and the employer. Many hazards are present in today's work environments, and it's the employer's job to keep their employees safe from these hazards. It's a job that is so important that there are occupational safety standards and regulations set by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). ...




Are You in a ‘State of Stuck’? Here’s How to Win the Battle Against Inertia

Momentum is key to business growth. When you’re moving forward and good things are happening, it can feel almost effortless; one action leads to the next and you’re achieving results at a rapid pace. Your motivation results in concrete actions, and you’re getting what you want out of your life and your business. ...