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Vol. 16, Issue 41 - Week of October 9, 2017

4 Tips for better communication in job interviews Donna Hunt, Work It Daily

CHICAGO, IL 1) Ask Questions: Remember, you're there to be interviewed for the job but it works both ways - you need to ask some questions as well, in order to make sure the job is a good fit you for. Have a few questions ready to ask, and a few more in mind in case the ones you were going to ask get answered before you have a chance.

2) Negotiating Your Way To A Better Situation: This will apply more to positions requiring specialized skills. Once a job offer has been made, you can certainly accept it as-is but this may be a good time to try to negotiate better terms for yourself. Negotiating for value can be very rewarding, but make sure you know what you're doing!

3) Listen And Focus: When someone is explaining a lot of things in a job interview, it can be easy to lose focus. It's important to be aware of this going in, and to do your best to pay close attention. Nothing looks works than asking a question that's just been explained to you while you were daydreaming. 4) Be The Best Representation Of Yourself: Stay professional, even if the interview is casual and relaxed. You can communicate professionalism by the way your carry yourself from the moment you enter the building, to the way you dress. A lot of communication happens without saying a word.

Maximize your exposure and land more interviews Staff Writer, The Career Digest

LOS ANGELES, CA -- These days, to land a job over the competition, you have to work smarter. The hard part is to get your resume read by the right people at the right time. Good jobs aren't on the market very long. To succeed your resume has to be available to the employer the moment they decide to fill a position.

One easy way to be found by employers who are looking to hire someone with your skills, is to post your resume on all the top job sites and niche job boards. This is a proven, documented method of successful job searching. While it may take a fair amount of time to find and fill out the forms of all these sites, you will definitely multiply your chances of landing a job.

If you want all the benefits without all the work, you can let a service like Resume Rabbit do it for you. You fill out one simple form and they'll instantly post your resume on 85 top job sites like Job.com, CareerBuilder, America's Job Exchange, Dice & more. Then you'll be seen by over 1.5 million employers & recruiters daily. It takes ONLY 5 minutes and saves 60 hours of research and data entry. To maximize your exposure and land more interviews, get your resume posted on all the top job sites.

4 ways to supercharge your job search Abridged: CNBC

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ -- 1) Make a key contact through LinkedIn: Having someone share career advice or insight about a company can clue you into new opportunities or ways to get ahead. And a well-crafted LinkedIn message is a great way to start. In order to get a reply from someone, your message should reference something specific about the person's profile, such as their background or recent work.

2) Shine at a networking event: Ask interesting questions such as, What are you most excited about at the moment? or What's the next big thing you have coming up? These fun, unexpected questions will likely start an interesting conversation, instantly making you more memorable. 3) Develop exceptional email etiquette: After you meet someone, be sure to send an email thanking them within 24 hours. To make the message count, you need to make it personal by referencing something they said or by sharing an interesting thing you learned from the conversation.

4) Position yourself as a top candidate: To stand out from those who may have more experience within the company, emphasize your existing skills and your ability to learn quickly. Think about how you would spend the first three months of your job and how you'd go about getting up to speed. Then share those details in your interview.

4 Essential job search tips to consider Abridged: Boston University

BOSTON, MA -- Perfect your resume and cover letter. Your resume and cover letter are often the first glimpse of you that an employer sees. Make it count! Remember that resumes and cover letters aren't "one size fits all." Be sure to tailor your documents to fit the description of each job you apply for by drawing on some of the key skills and qualifications needed for the job, and showcasing how your experiences make you a good candidate.

Do your homework. Step back and reflect on who you want to work for and what workplace qualities are important to you. Before you apply for a job, read the job description thoroughly and do some background research on the company to make sure it's a good fit for you. Build your social media presence. If you don't have an up-to-date LinkedIn profile, you should. Remember that many employers use social media as a screening tool, and they'll likely check up on you before hiring you. You'll want to be sure to clean up your personal social media accounts of any posts that may be seen in a negative light by recruiters.

Tap into your network. The old adage, "It's not what you know, it's who you know" certainly carries some weight. Don't be shy! Reach out to relatives, friends, former job and internship supervisors, professors, etc. to gain some connections.

[Video] Easily crank out a perfectly-written cover letter Staff Writer, The Career Digest

LOS ANGELES, CA -- A perfectly-written cover letter can be more important to your job search than your resume! A cover letter is really a sales letter. It's your personal advertisement, your first impression, your grand introduction. A brilliantly worded cover letter is the easiest way to assure your resume is the one, amongst a stack of resumes, that actually gets read. The best part is, few people understand this fact. So having a great cover letter is almost like having an unfair advantage.

As a matter of fact, the vast majority of your competition simply "throws" together any old cover letter just so they have something to attach to their average resume. As a result, most cover letters do nothing to land the job interview. In fact, hiring managers often make a decision to interview from a well written cover letter alone -- before even reading a resume.

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Benefits of starting your own side hustle today Abridged: Forbes

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- While America is a land of opportunity and prosperity, not everyone is sharing in the wealth. Some experts say there's a better way. Imagine if you could earn more money without switching careers or getting that raise you've been praying for. What if you could give yourself your own raise during your spare time? What if your best investment is a side hustle?

So, what are the perks of starting your own business during your spare time? A side hustle is more than just another stream of income, it's also the new job security. When you receive paychecks from different sources, it allows you to take more chances in your regular career. More income means more options. You don't need entrepreneurial experience to launch a profitable side hustle.

What you do need is an idea, some time, and the determination to see your dream through to the end. If you can make it work, the financial rewards can be well worth your time. For many who hustle, the extra cash they earn can mean the difference between barely squeaking by or having money to go on vacation. It could mean paying off that $16,000 in credit card debt or building a real emergency fund with 3-6 months of expenses for the first time. It could mean the difference between subsistence and prosperity - between earning a living and building a life.

Easy way to start your own business: Free Consultation Staff Writer, The Career Digest

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Have you dreamed of owning your own business or running a side gig, but don't know where to start? Franchises are becoming more and more popular as a way for people to buy and own their own business. Here are 4 main advantages to owning a franchise.

First, you're able to operate your own business with the security of working with a large company. Second, the start-up, operations and general business plans are laid out for you with training and support from the franchisor. Third, you reduce your risk due to the success of the franchisor's reputation & experience. Fourth, it may be easier to borrow money to start a franchise than an independent business. If you've been thinking about starting your own business, we recommend a complimentary consultation with FranChoice, the premier "matchmaker" of the franchising industry.

During your consultation, the consultants from FranChoice will help you identify franchise businesses that meet your criteria based on your goals, skills and preferences. Then they'll guide you through the franchise investigation process and answer all your questions. FranChoice is paid by the various companies offering franchises to help them find suitable matches. So it's free to you and there's no commitment or pressure to buy. Instantly sign up for a consultation with a franchise expert .

Tips on conducting an in-depth job search Abridged: Eagle Professional

NEW YORK, NY -- Use Job Search Engines: Like most great searches, it is perfectly alright to start your job search at the world's most popular search engine, Google. Many job seekers already do this, but what they frequently miss out on are all of the results. Instead, they click the first link they see that looks like it has potential, and never return. When you see a link that interests you, right-click on it to select the "Open in a New Tab" option. Do this as you go through many pages of your job search until results are no longer relevant to you.

Follow-Through on Everything: Now that you have a bunch of tabs open, view the job that you opened up, but don't stop there. For each one, whether it's a company's unique career site or a larger job board, search all possible job opportunities. If there's nothing for you but it could have potential, create a profile and sign up for job alerts if they are available.

Repeat: This is the step skipped most often. Once you've been through steps 1 and 2 in detail, start over at Google, but with different search criteria. Every query will bring you some duplicate results, but you'll also see some unique pages. Try changing around keywords, think of other job titles employers may use, or add in more details such as specific skills, cities or industries.

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