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These Are the Top Skills Employers Look for Regardless of the Job
No matter if you're a programmer, a life insurance agent or a manager - there are some skills that anyone should have.

6 Tips for Creating a Powerful CV
How do you make your CV stand out among dozens or even hundreds of others?

Tips For Landing A New Job
Take a few moments to review the following tips to help you get started working on landing a new and better job for yourself.

How To Stand Out When Job Hunting
Although job-hunting will always be stressful, there are a few steps that you can take, which should help to give you a competitive edge and stand out from the crowd.

How can you utilize job reviews for finding the right employer?
You need to exercise caution while making a decision.

Want the Job? Be Passionate About the Industry
Your passion will be what drives you, and it is also what will set you apart from the other candidates.

Midlife job search: facts and myths
With an aging global workforce and an economy which has forced many companies to downsize, it's no wonder that many workers over the age of 40 are trying to find a new position.

How To Attract Headhunters
One of the best ways to achieve a career advance is to become noticed by professional headhunters.

Turning recruiters on - and off
A survey by online recruiting software company Bullhorn defined five key candidate behaviors that turn recruiters off and have negative impacts on their chances of landing a job.

What to do if you're afraid of being fired
Being fired is a common fear these days. Here are a few tips to help you if you think you're in the firing line.

Yesterday's Hero
One day you walk into your office only to discover that your position has been eliminated.

Seven Habits of Highly Successful Job Seekers
There are those who land a job right away and those who struggle through the process of finding one for a long time. But luck has nothing to do with it.

Nuts and Bolts of Effective Cover Letters
As a job seeker, you shouldn't overlook the importance of a cover letter. If written strategically, a cover letter increases your chances for consideration, and provides an opportunity to highlight your individuality.

The Not-So-Effective Cover Letter
Here's a newsflash: Cover letters work, plain and simple.

Interviewing Like a Pro in Five Easy Steps
It's an inescapable fact that interviews are the "make or break" factor on whether one lands the job.

So, why don't you tell me about yourself?
The most frequently asked interview question. It's a question that most interviewees expect and the one they have the most difficulty answering.

The Behavioral Style Interview
In an effort to find the perfect employee, recruiters have embraced behavioral style interviews as their interview of choice.

Now, Do You Have Any Questions?
The way you approach the Q&A session will have a direct impact on the interviewer's perception of you. Based on the questions you ask, a judgment will be made in regard to how interested you seem to be in working for the company.

What Color Is Your Parachute?

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2022: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
by Richard Nelson Bolles and Katherine Brooks
With more than 10 million copies sold in 28 countries, the world's most popular job-search book is updated for 2022. Katherine Brooks tailors the late Richard Bolles's long-trusted guidance with up-to-the-minute information and advice for today's job-hunters and career-changers.
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