Career Objective Statement

Career Objective Statement
Focus Your Job Search with a "Career Objective Statement". A lack of focus can hurt anyone's job search. When you are building your career you need to have a plan that has goals attached to it. You have to get rid of the idea of just taking a job and thinking week to week. That very rarely leads to a fulfilling career both financially and personally. One tool that should be used more by job seekers is the "Career Objective Statement". Just like companies that put together a "Mission Statement" to give them focus, you should put together one for yourself. When you write your resume you want...
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Professional References

Professional References
The resume gets you the interview. Professional references get you the job. 1. Get permission from every person you plan to include in your professional references. You absolutely want to make sure that your reference is going to be a "good" reference. Employers do check them. That is why they ask for them. References I have called for potential employees in the past have destroyed opportunities for the person to get a position with the organization. I once had a reference of a candidate say to me "I have no idea why they would use me as a reference. They where probably the worst employee we ...
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References

References on Resume
References: The final ingredient for getting the job. A reference list is a prepared listing of the contact information of colleagues, business associates, and friends who know you well and are willing to give you a glowing recommendation to an inquiring employer. You may want to include a brief mention of your references in your cover letter, since the notation is no longer a standard part of the resume. Mentioning references is not required part of a cover letter (most hiring managers do not care about your references until after the interview process), but by mentioning your references ...
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What Career is Right for Me?

What Career is Right for Me?
Before you start your job search you should ask yourself an important question, "What is the right job for me?" So many people with the pressure of being able to pay their bills every week never really ask themselves that question. Taking a little time to reflect will help you be more effective, happier and ultimately make more money. We are not talking about a job that you will think is "fun". We are talking about a job that will help fulfill your needs both personally and professionally. So before you start sending out that cover letter and resume ask yourself, "What is the right job for me?...
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How to Negotiate Salary

How to Negotiate Salary
Knowing how to negotiate salary for your new position you first need to fully understand the price you command in the marketplace. While of course you are not a commodity with a firm purchase price, there are "going rates" for employees just as there are for products and services. Although it is never to your advantage to initiate a discussion on salary or to state salary requirements in your correspondence during a job search. You need to know the ball park range of salary for the position you are interviewing for before you can effectively negotiate salary. Salary information can be seen ...
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