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Why Didn’t I Get The Job? Here’s The Number 1 Reason:

September 7th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Well, it’s time to finish my “why” series (why #1 here) (why #2 here). That leaves us with the big question: Why didn’t I get the job? I mean, you thought the job interview went well. It went SO well! The employer seemed enthusiastic. You even heard through the grapevine that they’d […]

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Tags: Ask Brian · Job Offers

Why Haven’t I Heard Back After The Job Interview?

September 2nd, 2011 · 3 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Continuing my “why” series, it’s time to tackle the most asked question on this blog. Consider this scenario: you’ve gotten the interview. You think it went well. They told you they’ll get back to you with their decision. So you wait. And wait…. And wait… Why are employers so bad about […]

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Tags: Interviewing

Why Didn’t I Get The (Job) Interview?

September 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough Today I’m going to start a “why” series on this blog. A lot of the questions I get from readers (and plenty of the posts in our reader forum) revolve around the question “why?” So I’m going to try to offer some generic reasons “why” things might not be working out […]

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Tags: Interviewing

Should I Put My Facebook Page On My Resume? Should I Put My Twitter On My Resume?

July 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough This is a question we’ve been getting a lot lately at our professional resume service. I suppose it’s a sign of the times. It’s almost impossible to imagine a world without social networking. Facebook is so much a part of our everyday lives that it’s almost natural that job seekers – […]

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Tags: resume help · Resumes · Young Professionals

Interview Responses to Avoid at All Costs

July 26th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough An interview is your opportunity to sell yourself. Regardless of how much you may look the part, you need to answer the questions correctly to get the job. Interviewers ask key questions and look for certain types of answers. Honesty is always the best policy, but remember that it is okay […]

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Tags: Interviewing

How To Get Employers To Call You Back – 5 Key Tips

July 25th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough How long should I wait to hear back? This is the most common question I get on this blog. You’ve interviewed with an employer, and then you wait to hear if you’ve gotten the job. And you wait. And you wait. I’ve addressed the etiquette question about how and when to follow up. […]

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Tags: Interviewing · Job Applications

Your Facebook Resume

May 16th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough We had a client last week, who asked us also to work on her LinkedIn Profile. We’re getting requests like that more and more, and it’s a product line we’re probably going to start offering soon. But then we asked her if she had worked on her Facebook profile at all, […]

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Tags: Job Search · Job Sites · Resumes

Interview Thank You Letter

April 13th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough A business thank you letter or a letter of thank you after a job interview is one of the most under-utilized ways of obtaining employment there is. Send them a thank you letter for the fact that they called you in the first place. They invited you because they have a […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Interviewing

How To Explain A Work History Gap On Your Resume

April 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough This is one of the oldest questions in job-search. It’s also one of the most common questions professional resume writers get. You’ve been out of the workforce for a period of time. How do you explain this gap in work history on your resume? After all, you can explain away anything […]

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Tags: Resumes

Writing Your Resume When Applying To a Current Employer

April 11th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Are you currently employed but are thinking about applying for a position that just opened up in your company? Well, it’s great that you are already employed while looking for work. Even better, you’re applying with a company that you already know and understand because you’re a part of the organizational […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Job Applications · Resumes