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Entries from April 2011

5 Tips for Becoming a Star Intern

April 25th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Let’s face it – internships are no longer a nice to have. These days, they are a must before you get out there to look for full-time work. And if you’ve found your way to any Internet job board, then you already know that growing companies are the place to find […]

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Tags: Interns

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

6 Reasons To Turn Down A Job Offer

April 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Posted by Brian McCullough If you are a new graduate, recent graduate, or anyone else who is actively looking for work, it’s difficult to imagine any situation where you would turn down a job offer. However, it’s not that unlikely that you may be faced with this situation. I have met employers who take advantage […]

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Tags: Job Applications · Job Offers · Recent Grads

Are You a Determined Or Desperate Job Seeker?

April 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough When you’re anxiously awaiting your next job opportunity, sometimes it’s easy to walk the fine line between being a determined job seeker and desperate one. Of course, it’s not uncommon to feel desperate when you’re ready to get a job, but being desperate is something that should be practiced in the […]

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Tags: Getting Ahead · Job Search

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