Articles Archive for December 2010
If you’ve been struggling to find work this year, you’ve got company.
The average job search lasts 33.9 weeks — more than 8 months — according to October 2010 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Times continue to be tough.
And times may stay tough for you, if you’re making one or both of the following mistakes, which plague most job seekers …
Mistake #1: “Sure, that person got a job, but my situation is different. I have too much experience/not enough experience/etc. What about an idea I can use in my …
One of the major reasons resume writers—or any writer for that matter—are in business is because it’s simply so hard to be objective in writing about ourselves or our businesses.
For this very reason, if you are writing your own resume, it may be tricky for you to try and customize your resume for the position you are going after. To make it easier, here are three tips that you can use to “tweak” your resume properly—I call this “The Mirroring Technique.”
Tip #1: Get a Focus. This is an obvious one …
Vince Wiskovitch, from Nassau County, New York, was just hired for a legal position after searching only 6 weeks for a job.
By comparison, the average job search in America now lasts 33.3 weeks.
Read on to learn the 4 things he did to get hired 27 weeks faster than average .
1.Don’t send a cover letter. Send a sales letter
The best cover letters are really sales letters — they use proven sellingtactics to convince employers to call you for an interview.
“In my cover letter, I included three or four good lines from …