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Self Describing Skills - Key Strengths


You need to be the best you can at describing your best qualities; particularly your key strengths. In my coaching practice I generally, at some point, ask my client: "What are you good at?" purely as a means to establish if they have already thought through this most important question.

Answering The What Are Your Weaknesses? Interview Question


One of the trickier questions an interviewer might put to you is "what are your major weaknesses?"What are you meant to say? If you list all your weaknesses, aren't you just giving the interviewer reasons to think that you aren't up to the job?If you read most other interview advice guides, they will say that you should list some weaknesses that are just as much strengths. Things like "I am a perfectionist" or "I work too hard".

Six of the Best for a Winning Resume


1. Be CompleteMake sure that your resume includes EVERYTHING your prospective employer would need to know to be able to offer you an interview.

5 Things You Need To Know Before Deciding On A Certification Training


The right certification trainingTrainings vary a lot when it comes to quality. It's essential to choose your certification training provider based on things such as the quality of materials, trainers' competence and skills, counseling facilities, track record etc.

Dont Forget to Say, Thank You


One of the biggest mistake for job seeks is to not follow up an important interview with a thank you note to the people who interviewed them. Human Resources experts note that as few as 10% of interviewees take the time to say, "thank you.

Background Checks: How They Can Determine Whether You Get Hired or Not!


Background checks are utilized by companies today to decide whether or not you will be permitted to work for them. Information in these reports can reveal many things about you to a prospective employer; it is critical that you be aware of what a company may uncover via a background check before one is conducted.

Tips on Finding Employment as a Corporate Flight Attendant


I will not pretend that this is the easiest topic to write about. In fact, my knowledge of how one finds work as a private flight attendant is based chiefly on what others have shared with me.

How to Transform a Boring Note Into A Killer Cover Letter - Part I


The AIDA formula is as old as dirt. It was taught when I was in school over a decade ago.

How to Transform a Boring Note Into A Killer Cover Letter - Part II


In Part I, we covered how to grab the reader's attention with the opening sentence. Now we'll get them interested, arouse desire, and get them to take action.

So, What Do You Do For Work?


I remember being asked this question a lot when I was dissatisfied with my career. My usual strategy would be to give a pat answer and immediately turn the question back on the person who asked it.

How to Reach Your Next Job Faster with Fewer Potholes, Roadblocks


Complacency damages your career more than lack of qualifications. The most obvious roadblock you'll encounter on the race to find your next job is usually regrets about skills, education, and professional knowledge.

Salary, Raises, & Perks: Negotiate to Get Paid What Youre Worth!


Salary negotiation requires preparation and good timing. It's important to determine your salary needs and research the market value for the job you want.

Great Salary Negotiation Tips


11 Commandments For Smart Negotiating1 - BE PREPARED. The more information you have about your market value and the prospective employer, the greater your likelihood of success.

Conflicts With Your Boss Are Inevitable, But Can Be Healthy


If you are a pro-active, get-things-done type, sooner or later you will come in conflict with your boss. The same sort of assertiveness and confidence that leads you to have a mind of your own has helped him to earn his position.

How to Write a Simple Job Description


1.0 A timely reminderIn a recent decision in a New South Wales court it was found that an employee was psychologically injured and that contributing factors such as not having a job description and controlling management behaviours were responsible.

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