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Career Coaches Provide Quick Tips to Help with the Job Searc

Many job seekers may find themselves searching for work online for hours at a time, but there are a few quick things candidates can do to enhance their search and utilize their time to the best of their ability.1. Look for your online profileWhile it makes perfect sense to search a company's profile page on Vault.com or its own webpage to see if it is hiring, many job seekers may not take the time to actually look on the internet to see what happens when they plug in their name. Read More >

Tips for Getting Back On Your Feet After a Layoff

It appears August 2011 will go down as the worst month since September 2010 when it comes to job creation.  The bad news: no net jobs were created and the unemployment rate stays the same at 9.1%.  The good news: no net layoffs were reported and the unemployment rate stays at 9.1%. Read More >

Combating Age Bias During the Job Search

In today's competitive job market, many older job seekers fear that their years of experience won't help them land the perfect position, and one recent study proves they have cause for concern.In an attempt to measure possible age discrimination, the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College sent resumes with different ages out to 4,000 companies in Massachusetts and Florida. Read More >

Questions to Ask Before Writing a Cover Letter

Don't believe the myth - cover letters are still important in your job search.  A good cover letter is your one chance to make an impact when applying for a job opening.  If your cover letter is terrible, then chances are that your resume won't even be seen.  But writing a cover letter is hard.  There is the possibility that you will write too much or too little.  And the opportunities for mistakes are high. Read More >

The College Student's Guide to a Winning Resume

By Deborah FedericoGone in sixty seconds. Recruiters spend less than a minute reviewing your resume. With a stack of resumes to review, recruiters naturally want to make their workload easier, tossing bad resumes right off the bat.  Reasons for your resume to be quickly tossed into the "No" pile: Typos, misspellings, mismatched fonts, a sloppy appearance.  Even a resume that's too text heavy or runs onto two pages will get thrown into the discard pile. Read More >

Vault Career Services Experts

Liz Colodny Liz has over 25 years of organizational experience in talent acquisition, human resource consulting and career transition coaching. She has been relied upon by senior executives to lead staffing and recruitment at the VP/Director levels in financial services, professional and information services, manufacturing and the non-profit sector. Read More >

Sample Cover Letters: Different Types of Cover Letters

Every job seeker is different. That's why cover letters come in different flavors and accomplish different tasks. A cover letter can aim at a job posted through the newspaper, a networking opportunity, or top off a cold mailing. Here's a little on each type of letter:Job Listing Cover LettersThe most common way to hunt for jobs is to check newspaper and online listings. Read More >

3 Reasons Your Cover Letters Are Being Ignored

In a blog called "The Best Cover Letter I Ever Received," the Harvard Business Review's David Silverman offers the following nugget of advice:"There are really only a few times to use a cover letter:1.When you know the name of the person hiring 2.When you know something about the job requirement 3. Read More >

5 Questions to Test If Your Resume Is Recruiter-Proof

After recruiting in search and in-house for over ten years, I have read thousands of resumes. Due to sheer volume of resumes received and all the other things that vie for the recruiter's attention in the hiring process - scheduling, interviewing, networking, reference checks, client debriefs, and more - the resume review process is ruthlessly quick. This is not the time to aim for deep reflection. Read More >

Recent Grad Looking for Entry-Level Marketing Position

Andrew Kenly [name changed] is a senior at San Diego State University. He is graduating in December 2010 with a degree in Integrated Marketing Communication. Andrew has experience working as a campus representative and was a marketing intern for a well-known promotions company. He is looking to secure a full-time position in marketing. Read More >

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