Category Archives: Guest Authors

Guest Author: Do Your Homework & Go to the Head of the Job Search Class

By: CareerAlley

Preparing for job search is a lot like doing homework, so the preparation process for recent Grads and college students should be fairly straight forward if you follow the basics and complete your job search homework on time. Of course research and studying are key to completing your assignment, so today’s post will be a mix of job search sites and research resources.
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Guest Author: Job Hunting Season is Open, Take Aim for Targeted Job Search

By: CareerAlley
January (January 5th this year) marks the official opening of the Job Hunting Season. The season typically ends at the end of November and becomes really quiet from Christmas through New Years Day. Most people are back to work on Monday, November 5th and we all get serious about work again after winding down over the holidays. Most companies have finalized their 2009 budgets and know their hiring needs. So do you have your “weapons of job search” ready to go? Time to review some recruiter websites. (more…)

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Guest Author: Job Search Tip: Complete the Entire Job Application

By: The Medical Sales Recruiter

Latest story: A hiring manager I am working with in medical sales asked for a completed job application, rather than just a resume. The job is a 65 -75k base, with another 45k up for grabs in commissions. Nothing to sneeze at, surely. When the manager reviewed the application, he discovered that the candidate didn’t fill out the references area or any of the money questions. (You do leave this stuff off a resume, but not off an application when they are specifically asked for.) The manager that that was weird, so the candidate was out. If it had been just one or the other, he probably would have just asked for the info. But both seemed fishy to him, and not worth the risk.

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Guest Author: 4 More Habits of Highly Ineffective Job Seekers

By: Kevin Donlin [Recently], I [wrote] about three habits of highly ineffective job seekers. [Now] here’s the final installment: four more bad habits that can wreck your career. Have a look below to see if you’re practicing any. If so, drop these habits now, and you may start getting more calls from employers tomorrow … Habit 1) Say “But” instead […]

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