Rocking Your Informational Interview

So, you’ve landed an informational interview with an executive in a company where you would like to work. You now have the opportunity to engage with a decision-maker in an open-ended discussion about the company, the executive, and your background. Informational interviews differ from formal interviews in that they often do not focus on a…

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Gearing Up for a Bare-Knuckle, No-Holds-Barred Job Search

By Jeff Herzog, President of FPC National In the old days, looking for a job was simple, straightforward, and very human. Companies advertised their jobs in trade journals and newspaper classified ads, and job seekers responded with phone calls or basic resumes that were read by actual people. Not only that, many job seekers did…

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A Strategic Approach to Building References

Many job seekers consider reference gathering as a tedious and burdensome task that they often put on the back burner, assuming that it is a mere formality that doesn’t make much impact in the candidate-selection process. If this sounds like you, then you may begin to view references differently after reading this article. The key…

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How to Write a Killer Follow-Up Letter

You’re walking out of your job interview, thinking about your conversation. Likely, you are evaluating your performance, chances of receiving a job offer, and whether or not this company is a good fit for you and your aspirations. Whether you aced the interview, choked, or performed somewhere in the middle, the interview process is not…

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“Tell me about yourself…”

Most interviews begin with the age-old question “tell me about yourself.” While some candidates will describe their entire career history, what the interviewer really wants to hear is the details of your background that are relevant to the role. The tried and true formula to answering this question is the present-past-future formula. Start with your…

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How Long Should My Resume Be?

The ideal resume length is one of the most argued topics in the career-services industry. While some old-school hiring managers insist on the one-page, get-to-the-point format, others prefer more details to help differentiate one job seeker from another. So, who is right? What is the best length for a resume? Let’s dive in. The One-Page…

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How to Tell the Difference Between a Good Recruiter and a Bad Recruiter

By Steve Margalit, FPC National The job market is evolving rapidly. More than ever before, companies across all industries are partnering with recruiting firms to find, qualify, and place high-potential candidates in roles at all levels. Job seekers are also relying on recruiters with greater frequency to help navigate the interviewing process and match them…

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These Skills Will Help You Perform Well in Any Job

Some skills, such as some technical skills, are quickly outdated. Engineers, for example, often become managers or salespeople if they do not update their technical skills. There are some skills, however, that are helpful in any job and do not become obsolete. You will learn about these skills in this article. It is important for…

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Best Practices For Formatting Your Resume

As you embark on a job search, your resume is your main asset—one which you’re using to get noticed. Sloppy resumes aren’t getting you anywhere. To be successful, your resume should be framed, structured, and cleaned up to project the image of a professional who means business. You need to be both intentional and disciplined…

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5 Job Hunting Trends and Tips for 2022

The events of 2021 have ensured that the job market has changed more in a year than in virtually any other 12-month period in living memory. Moreover, a global pandemic, the rise in cybersecurity concerns, increased automation, and various other factors mean that a successful application today might not be the same as one even…

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