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Why You Still Need an Objective Statement on Your Resume

Don't believe the resume summary hype--a resume objective statement is key to the effectiveness of your resume.  A summary of qualifications causes you to miss out on an important opportunity. In the video below, I'll tell you why you need a resume objective statement and how recruiters and hiring managers see them.


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How To Become A Used Truck Salesperson

Sales is a vibrant, challenging and exciting sector to get involved with! If you have a natural talent for selling stuff to other people, it’s a skill that you could build a career out of. For many salespeople, each day is unique and not without its challenges.

The drive and determination of each individual helps them to achieve their goals and targets. Regardless of how difficult they might seem to reach. There are plenty of things that a salesperson can promote.

They could be anything from small, inanimate objects to large buildings and heavy machinery. The latter proves to be a lucrative way of making a living, as companies pay a lot for large industrial machines. As most salespeople get a commission of each sale, they will have a healthy wage to look forward to each month!


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Good Job Search Tips Are Effective Around the World

Career Confidential's world-class job-getting strategies are reaching job seekers around the globe!  We now have customers in over 70 countries.

Here's a (long) list of all the countries where Career Confidential tips have gotten job seekers hired:

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How to Answer Interview Questions About What You Will Contribute to the Company

In a job interview, an interview might very well ask you "What will you contribute to this job?"  It's another version of "Why should we hire you?"

This can be a make-or-break moment in your interview.  A strong answer will sell you for the job, and a weak answer will get you crossed off the short list of candidates.

In the video below, I will tell you what a strong, positive answer to this question will sound like, and talk about what kinds of things you should include.  Click the video to watch.


Read my blog article where I go into much more detail about this question, and give you suggestions for how to answer it: How to Answer Interview Questions Q79. It's part of my 101 question series, How to Answer Interview Questions.

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Phone Interview Thank You Note Etiquette

Examples, ideas, and tips for your phone interview thank you emails -- plus a FREE podcast on Following Up After the Interview at the bottom of this page.

It's important to be strategic in your job interviews, and following up after your interview is especially tricky.  Watch the video below to find out what to say in your interview thank you note and when to send it--for both phone interviews and face-to-face interviews.


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Is the Hidden Job Market Just Another Urban Legend?

Hidden Job Market


Of course not. The hidden job market not only exists, but thrives.

Finding those hidden jobs ought to be high on your priority list if you're serious about a job search.  It's how you discover the jobs the whole world doesn't know about yet, get there first, and boost your chances of landing it.

In the video below, I tell you why those jobs are "hidden," and how you can find them:


Resume Objective Statements Help You Get the Interview

Objective statements play a key role in the effectiveness of your resume--as long as you handle it well.  I strongly disagree with those who preach replacing the objective statement with a summary of qualifications, because they are missing a key opportunity here.  In the video below, I'll tell you why they're so important and how recruiters and hiring managers see them.


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