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Here are the top ten articles for the Job Search Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Phrases to Avoid in a Job Search
What are buzz phrases? They are meaningless statements which are often over-used. They are definitely phrases you want to stay away from in your cover letter and especially during an interview. Stand out above the applicant pool by removing these buzz phrases from your job search vocabulary.
2. What to Include in a Cover Letter
You get thirty seconds. Just a few short seconds to stand out in a crowd of thousands of other applicants. Your cover letter may be the one and only thing that might get you noticed. Do you know what to include?
3. How to Handle the Relocation Question
With thousands of applicants in the job market, how do you make yourself more marketable? If an employer has multiple locations – relocation may be the answer. Learn how to go about letting them know you’re interested.
4. How Credit can Affect Your Job Search
Unemployment can create a vicious cycle. If you're unable to pay the bills, you may be unable to get a job, especially if employers conduct credit checks. Learn how credit can affect your job search and what you can do to address it with potential employers.
5. Prepare For the Job Market Before You Graduate
The job market is tight. Don't wait until your senior year before you begin career planning. The time to start is freshman year.
6. What is the Interviewer Thinking?
The interviewer is mindlessly flipping through pages. Is that a smile or a smirk? Should I ask her to repeat the question? Have you ever wondered exactly what the hiring manager was thinking during the interview? Hear the thoughts from the other side of the table.
7. How to Handle Being Fired
Your performance has been below standards – or worse, you violated a company policy resulting in immediate termination. How you handle the situation will have a huge impact on future interviews.
8. Prepare a Cover Letter for an Out of State Job
Are you searching for an out-of-state job? With so much local talent, your resume has to outshine all of the local applicants. The best place to start is with your cover letter. Here is the information you need to share in your cover letter for an out-of-state job.
9. How to Find a Job in a Weak Economy
When the economy is struggling, jobs become even more scarce. Mass mailing your resume will waste your time, but you need to be ready at any second to sell yourself. Learn what works and what doesn't.
10. Military to Civilian – A Book Review
Getting a new job in the civilian environment is difficult. Imagine transitioning from the military into a civilian job. The Military-to-Civilian Transition Guide will give you the steps you need to make the transition successfully.
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