FAQs on Reference Checking

FAQ's on Reference Checking

I got a question today from someone wanting to know how to handle references, so I’ve put together a little FAQ about it. Are references really that important? Your references can be a great ally in getting the job you really want. A good reference gives you credibility, reinforces your talents and experience, and will […]

Tips for Giving a Good Phone Interview

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I don’t need to be psychic to tell you that a telephone interview is in your future. It’s pretty hard to avoid really. Telephone interviews save a lot of time—and therefore money—as a first step in a hiring process. Phone interviews help recruiters, agencies and companies screen candidates for skills and experience requirements, and are […]

The Secret to the Good-Enough Cover Letter

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The other day, I posted something on Facebook in frustration about clueless cover letters, and got a lot of follow-up questions from people, so I decided to give a little glimpse inside my recruiter’s mind so you can see what I’m thinking when I review resumes to select candidates. I hope it will help. It […]

Avoid Rejection: Stop Applying to Long-Shot Jobs

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With all of the layoffs and dire economic forecasts, there are more people than ever looking for a new job. One side effect of higher unemployment and less jobs is that a lot of people are getting pretty free and loose with their job search approach, and it’s showing in the numbers of resumes recruiters […]

How Recruiters Can, and Can’t, Help You Get a Job

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I get a lot of phone calls and emails from people who tell me that they’re looking for an executive recruiter to represent them in their job search. They’re hoping to find someone who knows the market, has a lot of contacts, and who will line up interviews with companies for them. I disappoint them […]