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How to put your best foot forward during your telecommuting job search.

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New CareerBuilder Study Reveals Lessons for Job Seekers & Recruiters That May Surprise You

careerbuilder-study-candidatesCHICAGO, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — What can be a deal breaker for landing a new job or finding the right candidate? What do employers expect from candidates and vice versa? A new study from CareerBuilder answers these questions and more, providing unique insights for both job candidates and the employers who want to hire them.

The survey, which included 5,518… >>Continue reading New CareerBuilder Study Reveals Lessons for Job Seekers & Recruiters That May Surprise You

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How to Use Keywords in Your Resume to Improve Your Online Job Search

by Kimberly Ben

Including keywords in your resume is a job search strategy you can’t afford to ignore. Keywords are words or phrases used to help job seekers find jobs and employers find the right candidate to fill available positions. Put them into a search engine the same way you would normally search for information on the Internet. Certain industry buzzwords will often yield better search results. For instance, you’ll… >>Continue reading How to Use Keywords in Your Resume to Improve Your Online Job Search

10 Tips for Creating A Professional Voicemail Greeting

You found and applied for the perfect telecommuting job but it’s been weeks and you can’t understand why you haven’t heard back. Well, maybe they called and got your voicemail. Were they impressed enough to leave a message or so turned off that they just hung up?

Believe it or not, bad voice mail greetings exist and it’s not just large companies giving customers a long list of instructions to punch their way through in hopes of talking to a real, live person. It’s job seekers and small business owners not thinking about the image they’re portraying when they note a phone number in their contact info. >>Continue reading 10 Tips for Creating A Professional Voicemail Greeting

Career Planning: How to Discover Your Dream Job

by Lynda-Ross Vega

An effective job search begins by figuring out the specific criteria and values you want the job to fulfill. It may sound obvious, but before you can find the job you really want, you have to know what you’re seeking.

When you were a kid, what did you dream of growing up to be?

This may sound obvious, but before you can find… >>Continue reading Career Planning: How to Discover Your Dream Job

You Have About 15 Seconds, You Better Shine Baby!

Now that your head is on straight because you will never be a victim to work-at-home scammers and you have a focus on what you can offer an employer . . . it’s time to put your best foot forward and dazzle them.

You have only 15 seconds and an e-mail to impress a potential… >>Continue reading You Have About 15 Seconds, You Better Shine Baby!