Monthly Archives: March 2013

A Riddle

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Can you answer both of the following questions?

A man is trapped in a room with no doors and no windows. How did he get in?

There is only a mirror and a table in the room. How does he get out?

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You Got the Job: So Now What?

congratsCongratulations! You got the job, so what do you do now?

Be On Time:

If you’re early, you’re on time; if you’re on time, you’re late; if you’re late, you’re fired.

Be Proactive:

Take initiative. Do what you know you have to do, and then some. In other words, show leadership.

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Getting the Job Part 3: The Interview

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So you’ve sent in your job application, printed off your resume, and now the employer would like for you to come in for an interview. Uh oh, how prepared are you? Don’t worry, I’ll walk you through it.

Appropriate Attire:

As I’ve mentioned before, dress for the job you want, not the job you’re getting. You never get a second chance to make a first impression and you want to start this off right.

You’ll want to stick to conservative and neutral colors like browns and blacks. If you want to throw a little color in there, think about green, which is the color of money and can send a subconscious message that you’ll be able to bring real dollar value to the company. Stay away from bright primary colors like red and yellow because you want your interviewer focused on your words, not your outfit.-mashable.com

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Getting the Job Part 2: Cover Letter & Resume

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Cover letters and resumes often go hand in hand when applying for a job so this post is dedicated to how they should be done.

Cover Letters:

  • Cover letters should be concise (less than a full-page) and tailored to the particular company you are applying for. If the same cover letter can be used for various companies, it’s not specific enough.
  • The cover letter should not summarize your resume-that’s what your resume is for. Instead, the cover letter should only briefly touch on highlights of the resume and leave the details to the resume itself.
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Getting the Job Part 1: Applying

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If you are among the many people looking for a job, you may find these next few posts very interesting. I have decided to write a four post series on getting the job, starting with the first step: applying.

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