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How to Navigate Your Career and Team through Mergers, Acquisitions, and Restructuring
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Resume Writing 101: Keywords can make you stand out
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Employers need quick ways to sort through the thousands of resumes they receive. One favorite method is the keyword search. If you use the keywords companies are looking for, your resume has a better chance of standing out, job search advisers say. The following are five resume-writing tips to take advantage of keywords. More

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Marshall Brown: Cover letters that work
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Q: Can you give me some quick tips on how to write an effective cover letter?
A: I want to caution you though that each cover letter needs to be tailored to the specific job that you are applying for. You can't just have one template anymore and use that for every position. If you can, take the time to find out what the unique problems, challenges, etc., of the organization might be. Show them how you have the qualifications to help them solve their problems. And YES, even though you might have some of this in your resume, be sure to key in on some of the main issues in the cover letter as well.
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Joyce Richman: Always think before you speak
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"Dad, can I borrow a quarter?" I asked. I was 8 years old at the time and in a rush. My father handed me a quarter and I was off, spending it on something I thought was extremely important. A week or so passed and I was in my bedroom working on something I thought was really pressing, when my father came to my door and asked if he could come in. He had something to ask me. "Sure, Dad. What's up?" I asked. Although my father was quite formal with me, I had adopted a fairly casual style with him. It seemed like a good idea at the time. More

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Susan Adams: Use the holidays to find a job
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When my friend Matthew turned down an offer for a lucrative marketing position two weeks ago (it conflicted with the non-compete agreement from his old employer), he told me he couldn't find another job until the new year. That's just the way it is in his business, he said. When the holidays hit, no one hires. That's how most job-seekers see it: November and December are lousy months to look. Plus, if you've been hunting for a long time, it's a tempting time to take a break. More

5 tips after a hiring interview
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While the time between interviews and hiring decisions is taking much longer, many people lose jobs because they don't follow up frequently and aggressively enough, says Joyce Blazen, managing partner for the Troy and Flint offices of OI Partners-Action Management Corp. "The period between the final interviews and hiring is an opportunity for candidates to actively influence decisions," she says, adding the following tips. More

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6 tips for a no-experience resume
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Most of us know that for a successful job hunt, you need a resume that lists both experience and education — but what if you don't have relevant job experience to list? Maybe you're a recent college graduate, a stay-at-home parent getting back into the workforce or someone looking to make a career change. Lacking experience doesn't have to kill your chances when applying for jobs. The following are six tips to give your no-experience resume a little boost, so you can get the job you want. More

Adrienne Graham: Stop applying for jobs; get tactical, creative
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I recently stumbled across a post in one of the LinkedIn forums I frequent where a young lady was asking for help. She said: I have a Bachelor of Science in accounting and an MBA in finance, and I've applied for more than 1,500 jobs and nobody will hire me. Would you like to know what I told her? Stop applying for jobs. Period. You might be saying that's harsh, but it really isn't. Everyone else is doing the same thing she's doing (and probably you, too, if you're on the market), and very few people are getting their desired results. More

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