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Entries from September 2011

New Graduate Resume – 5 Things to Get Right on a New Grad Resume

September 30th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough An economy in the ditch is tough on all job seekers, but particularly so on new college graduates. New grads likely went into their 2-4 year programs on the wings of an expanding economy. Most are now falling fast as the economy has retrenched and jobs hard to come by for […]

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Tags: Resumes

Electronic Resume Formats – The 6 Most Popular For E-Resumes

September 28th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough In today’s job market, one needs to fully embrace electronics and the power of the internet. But job seekers are quickly confronted with a number of formatting options for delivering their electronic resume to their intended target. Get the format wrong, and your resume won’t get read. The 6 Popular Formats […]

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Tags: Resumes

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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Book Review: Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies

September 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Posted by Brian McCullough Thanks to Joshua Waldman, I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies. I don’t usually do book reviews on this blog, but this is an important topic. Social media has completely transformed the world of recruitment and job searching in the last […]

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Tags: Book Reviews

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