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QUESTION: How do I overcome being perceived as "overqualified" for a job I'm applying for? If you have sought higher level jobs without success, instead of losing thousands of dollars in salary, seek out a resume writer/career coach to help you get the higher-level...read more
QUESTION: I'm currently unemployed. How do I handle this on my LinkedIn profile? Fill the gap. Start consulting, volunteering or completing courses that will add value to a future role. Use this time to show potential employers how you turn negative circumstances into...read more
QUESTION: I realize resumes have changed over time, is there a new way of writing resumes in 2019 and beyond? Attention spans are getting shorter every day, so it's essential that your resume caters to short attention spans. That doesn't necessarily mean you should...read more
I Just Received My Master’s Degree and Would Like to Use it to Get a Higher Paying Role. How Do I Get Employers to Pay Me What I’m Worth with My New Degree?
QUESTION: I just received my master's degree and would like to use it to get a higher paying role. How do I get employers to pay me what I'm worth with my new degree? An advanced degree is a great way to stand out but that’s not what’s standing in the way between you...read more
I Spend So Much Time Filling Out Applications with No Callbacks. What Is the Best Way to Get Noticed by Employers?
QUESTION: I spend so much time filling out applications with no callbacks. What is the best way to get noticed by employers? At least 70% of jobs are not published. To get them, you need to network, both in-person and online. Instead of surfing job boards, why not get...read more
QUESTION: I recently got fired from my last job; how do I explain this in an interview? Keep your answer short, honest, and to the point. Tailor your response to fit your circumstances and how your termination was handled. Don’t give a lengthy explanation or details...read more
QUESTION: I want to update my LinkedIn profile and ramp up my job search, but I don't want my current boss to suspect that I'm looking. How can I use LinkedIn without my employer finding out? First of all, turn off notifications to network connections in Account...read more
QUESTION: I've heard people talk about how personal branding is important in a job search. How do I figure out what my own personal brand is? Your personal brand is expressed by your way of going in the workplace. Why do your supervisors turn to you? What expertise do...read more
QUESTION: How does one go about getting hired without experience? It's the classic Catch-22; no company will hire you because you have no experience, but one can't get the experience without getting hired. You probably have more experience than you realize in the form...read more
QUESTION: What questions should I ask at the end of my interview to help me stand out? "You have reviewed my resume and we've had a chance to talk about the skills and experience I bring to the role; is there anything that concerns you about my candidacy?" This is a...read more
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