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  Selling Yourself in Your Interview
by Jason Stauffacher - Jun, 2013
While many of us think highly of our backgrounds and career, what we can bring to a potential company, at the end of the day, would you really hire yourself if you were at all honest with yourself? Most say yes, but is that the best answer? Let's explore. To answer that above question honestly, for your best in mind, it is all-important for job seekers (that is you) to take a few moments and re-assess what your are conveyin...
 
  The Professional Credential Section: Tell Me More about That, Please
by Jason Stauffacher - May, 2013
Your professional resume and CV can either help you greatly increase your salary or hinder your career advancement. Here’s how to achieve the former with your resume. First, focus on the structure. An ideal structure consists of Name and Contact Information, Career Summary, Computer Skills, Professional Experience, Education, and Training. Then, secondly, consider the length. For entry-level purchasing positions, a one-pag...
 
  Getting Keen Career Advancements, Sideways
by Jason Stauffacher - Aug, 2012
I have a great friend, a friend of over 10 years, who just got hired in a major multinational corporation in St. Paul, Minnesota and Minneapolis, proper. It took a few years to get where he is. It’s a better business card by far and the perfect job title than he had even 4 years ago in Anoka. (I must change names to keep things matter of fact, but let’s call him Peter.) Peter was working the whole time, not looking the...
 
  Should I Put References with My Job Application?
by Jason Stauffacher - May, 2012
Q: They are currently hiring at my local hotel chain, and the lady there told me to print out a job application and bring it in. The application only consists of basic info and when I'd like to work. Should I attach a resume with references and work experience? Also do you need connections or past work experience to get hired there? A: Your best bet is to have a resume with any application you submit. Why? The more professio...
 
  Can I put that I'm good at criticizing films on a resume?
by Jason Stauffacher - Mar, 2012
Q: Can I put that I'm good at criticizing films on a resume? (I know that it sounds silly, but it is a skill that a lot of people don't have. I'm fresh out of high school and have no experience so don't be answering that it goes in experience. I'm also good at explaining why movies are good or bad. I can go into deep analyses and I'm able to write well.) A: I feel that you can put this on your CV or your resume. Why do I...
 
  What to say when giving a hiring manager my resume?
by Jason Stauffacher - Mar, 2012
Q: Okay, I applied online at this store but I'm going to turn in my resume tomorrow morning. What should I say to the hiring manager when I take my resume and CV in? Should I ask for an interview or just give it to her and leave? A: This is a great opportunity to do for a walk-talking interview without setting a proper interview time with HR. And that may lead to a fast job offer than the other route of waiting for the re...
 
  Job Hunting Tips and Ideas February 2012
by Jason Stauffacher - Feb, 2012
Here are some job searching tactics to use in today’s 2012 job hunting: 



 If you write a generic, all-purpose general resume and cover letter, it won't get read by the hiring manager at all. To boot, shot-gunning hundreds of companies with that all-purpose résumés addressed, "to whom it may concern" will not land you a new job or even an interview. It's very important to customize all of your appli...
 
  Resume Writing Terms
by Jason Stauffacher - Jan, 2012
Having a well-written resume is vital in any job market. It can make the difference between getting an interview or not. With so much competition for openings, you need a resume that sets you apart from the other candidates. Below are some terms that can help you achieve that goal. Reverse Chronological Resume – Outlines a person’s job history, starting from the current or latest position and working backwards. The flaw in...
 
  Short Quick Ideas for Job Hunting in 2012
by Jason Stauffacher - Jan, 2012
Short Quick Ideas for Job Hunting in 2012 Tenet 1: show off yourself. Tell them what you've done, and don't be shy. Tenet 2: connect creatively with HR and managers. Think outside the HR box. It has to be done in this modern web 2.0 day-and-age. Tenet 3: echo your skills. Tell others about what you are good at. It might lead to a job via a simple conversations over drinks.
 
  What Jobs can a Bachelor in Computer Science Get?
by Jason Stauffacher - Jan, 2012
What Jobs can a Bachelor in Computer Science Get? There are lots of jobs in Computer Science all over the globe. You can work remotely in places as you can see that it is on your computer screen! (Thanks to IBM’s new business mode)! Other areas are hardware and software development. You need to ask yourself a few good questions. Even the guys who made Angry Birds were guys who have a sense about software and technology...
 
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