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Question: Are Cover Letters Really Necessary?

Are cover letters worth writing? One person says no one reads them. Another says the letter is more important than the resume. – JD Sometimes looking for jobs is a lot like dating: Say you have two dates with two … Continue reading

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The Mid-Year Job Search: Go More than Skin Deep

When my dad was about two, he managed to send himself down the basement stairs in a stroller, tumbling onto his head and resulting in all kinds of crying. My grandmother “GB” frantically called my grandfather “Doc.” He was flagged … Continue reading

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To Know or Not To Know: Which is Better

This weekend, I spoke with a job seeker who — three weeks ago — applied for a job listing online for a job that he saw at Borders. He hadn't seen the closing signs, or the news coverage that Borders … Continue reading

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What’s On Your Summer Motivation List?

“Then would you read a Sustaining Book, such as would help and comfort a Wedged Bear in Great Tightness?” – Winnie the Pooh Searching for a job in the summer may be tougher than searching for a job in Winter. … Continue reading

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Job Hunting Rules To Break (Or Why & How to Crowd Your Shadow)

I participate in the Career Collective, a community of bloggers who convene and give their takes on a singular topic once a month. Up this time: outdated job search beliefs or rules that are made to be broken.   Given … Continue reading

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Steve Martin on How to Beat Writer’s Block

Ever had writer’s block when writing your resume, your LinkedIn profile, or a cover  letter? Do you know well what you’ve accomplished, but have trouble putting it to paper? A quick way to fix it is to borrow a strategy … Continue reading

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Driving the Dark Away: The Winter Job Search

  I don't know about you, but I'm always happy to greet the Winter Solstice. I love to watch the days grow longer, in part because I find it challenging when the sun sets before 5. For years, I've coped … Continue reading

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It’s Groundhog Day: Get Out from Your Shadow!

It’s Groundhog Day.  Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow: Another six weeks of winter to go. If you’re not that into snow, you may feel like you just had an unsolicited, non-celebratory Gatorade bath.  Ick. Do you feel like you’re … Continue reading

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