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Vol. 15, Issue 28 - Week of July 18, 2016

Boost your chances of getting your dream job Abridged: Corn On The Job

DENVER, CO -- Do lots of in-depth research. It's essential that you do lots of thorough research on any role that you love the sound of. That way you'll have a good understanding of what's involved and what would be expected of you. Spend at least a few days researching the role, Googling any questions that you have. Before you even think about applying, you want to know your dream role inside out. This is important, as believe it or not, it can mean the difference between failure and success.

Don't have the key skills or experience? Get it! That way you double your chances of success. If for example, you're looking for roles in photography but are lacking certain skills, take part in a photography workshop. This will give you the chance to learn and perfect the skills that you need. It's better to put off applying and get the skills you need, as this may up your chances of being successful.

Create a resume that stands out for all the right reasons. This means it should have impeccable spelling and grammar, should be neatly laid out, and should list your desirable skills. Think of your resume as your personal advertisement -- it should always show you in the best light possible. Read the job specification carefully and then tailor your resume to it. This boosts your chances of being invited to attend an interview.

Work smarter and land a job over the competition Staff Writer, The Career News

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 up to 88 top job sites like, CareerBuilder, 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. Instantly post your resume on all the top job sites, to find a job faster.

6 Ways to stay sane after a job interview Abridged: The Muse

CHICAGO, IL -- 1) Start a Side Gig: One great (and lucrative) way to keep yourself occupied is by picking up a temporary side gig. Even if you don't necessarily need the extra cash, if you find yourself anxious and restless as soon as you leave the interview, starting a side gig to sharpen your skills and bolster your resume to boot is a no-brainer.

2) Give Back to the Community: Getting involved in your community is a great way to give back. Volunteering can help you in your job search too. According to the 2016 Deloitte Impact Survey, 85% of hiring influencers are willing to overlook resume pitfalls when an employee includes volunteering on a resume. 3) Reconnect With the People You Care About: When you're between jobs and have hours each day to fill, use the bonus time to catch up with important people in your life as well as reaching out to your network.

4) Work on a Weakness: Remember being scared stiff the last time you had to give a presentation or run a meeting at work? Now's the time to work on those skills and be prepared the next time you feel professionally challenged. 5) Learn a New Skill: You can always take a free class and learn a new skill or grow your knowledge in an area where you have a basic understanding and would like to know more.

Call to Action: Nail your phone interviews Abridged: Quintessential Careers

KETTLE FALLS, WA -- Get ready: Phone interviews are increasingly common because they are easier and far less expensive than in-person sessions. They also provide volumes of information about a candidate -- specifically his or her ability to handle this type of conversation with style and confidence.

Practice for your phone interview: Practice delivering your elevator pitch. Try to record your voice as you do so. If you need to slow down the pace of your speech or enunciate your words more, now is the time to find out. Body language matters: Even though your listeners can't see your face during a phone call, they can still tell if you're smiling or not. Smile as you speak. They can also tell if you're standing or sitting, and if your posture is straight or slouched. Ideally, take your phone call in a standing, confident position.

Don't interrupt: In an in-person interview, a well-timed, polite interruption can come off as a sign of passion and engagement. But it's not good idea to do this over the phone, since the other person can't see your face and thus can't determine your intentions. Expect awkward moments: Don't be flustered and knocked off your game if something awkward happens over the phone. Breeze through it, laugh politely and move forward. Do the same if your words are misheard, if your connection fails, or if you have to ask your interviewer to repeat the question. Just shake it off.

[Video] Here's how to master tough interview questions Staff Writer, The Career News

RESTON, VA -- There's one particular interview question every candidate should watch out for. It's easily the most difficult question. In fact, this one question has ruined more (otherwise excellent) interviews than anything else we know about. You absolutely must beware of it. What is this question? Any question that has a motive you don't understand. Let us explain:

No matter where you go in the world and which organization you look at, every HR rep and hiring manager wants to uncover the same insights about you. As a result, there are really just twenty questions an interviewer can ask. Sure, these questions can take thousands of different forms. However they are basically all variations of these same twenty questions. Interviewers love asking these questions in tricky ways to weed out unprepared candidates.

There is a simple formula you can use to uncover the interviewer's hidden agenda and be ready with powerful answers. This technique was created by an expert now cited by Forbes, US News and World Report, The Ladders and dozens of others. His method will show you how to outsmart interviewers and get hired faster. To learn how to master these 20 tough interview questions, watch this video.

Which is better: a job or a franchise? Abridged: Entrepreneur Magazine

NEW YORK, NY -- This is often a difficult decision because there are pros and cons to each. The greatest advantage of a job has always been the perception of lower risk. The assumption is that a job guarantees a good income in exchange for a well-defined work effort, with little risk of losing the job. But times have changed and these assumptions need to be reevaluated. If the compensation and benefits are lowered significantly, or if the continuation of the position is in doubt, the safety associated with choosing the job option is considerably lessened.

The advantages of a franchise, on the other hand, have always been threefold. First, it's assumed that the business will produce significant income, though the owner will typically have to work hard building the business at the beginning. Second, the business will create wealth through excess cash flow, and this wealth can be realized someday through the sale of the business. Third, there are significant tax advantages available to franchise owners that are not available to regular employees.

The reality of chronic underemployment in this recovery has become the game changer for many who are evaluating their plans for the future -- and encouraging more and more of them to take their own shot at the American Dream. In this climate, franchises are appealing to many people who want the reduced risk of a business while still being their own boss.

Easiest way to start your own business - Free Consultation Staff Writer, The Career News

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 your free consultation with a franchise expert.

5 Ways to market yourself better to land a job Abridged: The Sun Chronicle

WASHINGTON, DC -- 1. Use staffing/recruiting firms to maximize your chances. Take advantage of staffing firms to gain access to a wide range of opportunities at no cost. Working through a staffing or recruitment firm is oftentimes the best entry point for some of the country's most desirable employers.

2. Market skills based on desired assets. Do the necessary research to understand the skills and expertise companies in your industry are looking for and take every step to market yourself with those desired job requirements in mind. 3. Use multiple sources to find available positions. Hiring decision-makers often use a wider range of recruitment methods, which include job search sites, social media, digital networking, as well as working with local universities and colleges.

4. Don't rule out the importance of work ethic and soft skills. Decision-makers cite work ethic (36 percent) and soft skills (33 percent) as two of the top areas candidates are lacking. Don't leave any question in the hiring manager's mind about your willingness to work hard. During interviews, make eye contact, communicate effectively and demonstrate your ability to adapt to any work environment. 5. Don't rule out contract work. On-demand talent is needed. Even if you're aiming for a permanent job with benefits, contracting allows you to see if a company and position are a good fit for you. Think of a temp job as an audition for a full-time role.

Have you tried this powerful job search engine yet? Staff Writer, The Career News

SAN DIEGO, CA -- If you've recently been searching online for a job, you realize there are literally thousands of different websites all listing potential job matches for you. Amazingly enough, even the biggest employment sites have less than 10% of available jobs listed online. Yet finding and then searching through thousands of different job boards and company websites is nearly impossible. Conversely, overlooking any one of these sites could cause you to miss out on the job of your dreams.

Wouldn't it be great if you could search all online job listings from just one website? Well you finally can, with a new job search engine at This site works just like Google, Yahoo or Bing, except it searches only for targeted job listings from sites like: CareerBuilder,,, SimplyHired, Jobs2Careers, and more.

You simply plug in your job title and desired location, and in seconds you can review all your best job matches pulled from all the top job sites -- and all in one place. Now instead of spending endless hours bouncing around to countless different job sites, the jobs are brought right to you in seconds. The best part is there's no charge for this service, no sign up required, and you can try it right now. Just go to: for--free.

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