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Smart Questions to Ask in an Interview

Smart Questions to Ask in an Interview

Great questions in this article from The Ladders. I would be cautious and thoughtful about the "what's in it for me? questions" such as "what are the opportunities for growth and advancement?" We can get that intel in other ways by asking more thoughtful questions that get at how you gain perks such as professional development.  Read the Article here: Smart Questions to Ask in a Job Interview   Need help organizing and managing your job transition campaign? Create an organized, systematic job search plan to land your next job. Download "The Job Transition Management Planner" to map out actionable steps to plan...

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2017 Workforce Report from Linkedin

2017 Workforce Report from Linkedin

Get data about workforce trends in the Linkedin Workforce Report.  If you're considering a move, be sure to check out the City Reports to see if you have the skills employers in those cities need most.  

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Post Interview Follow-Up Script

Post Interview Follow-Up Script

Question: What should I say in a follow-up letter after a job interview?  An effective and thoughtful way to gain your interviewer's attention and remind them of your interest is with a follow-up email. Here's a simple and direct sample script: Dear Jane,  It was a pleasure meeting with you last week. I want to reiterate my interest and excitement about this opportunity. Is there anything else that I can share to make your hiring decision easier? Kindest regards,  John No fluff, no cliche, no phony sucking up, and no dancing around purple elephants. This is direct and to the point and reiterates...

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How to Get Started in a New Industry When you Have No Experience

How to Get Started in a New Industry When you Have No Experience

Whether you're in career reinvention or an early career professional, the challenge is the same; you need to figure out how to break into a new role that you do not have professional experience in yet. Here are my top suggestions to help you create your own experience.   Understand the role of the job. Gain a clear understanding of the role and function of the position you are seeking. Research the qualifications of the positions you are interested in. Note the required and desired candidate qualifications to identify functional skills required of the job. Keep a swipe file of your research.  ...

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