Career Frequently Asked Questions

What´s the difference between contingency and retained?

What´s the difference between contingency and retained?

How many recruiters should I use?

How many recruiters should I use?

How do I tell a GOOD recruiter from a BAD one?

How do I tell a GOOD recruiter from a BAD one?

How do I tell a GOOD recruiter from a BAD one?

What do I ask a recruiter?

Should I say what I´m earning?

What are references for?

What do I do about references?

What do I do about references?

Who do I ask to be a reference?

How important is my meeting with the retained search consultant?

Why am I unhappy in my current job?

Why am I unhappy in my current job?

What should my cover letter say?

Is it easy to find a new job?

What´s the difference between contingency and retained search?

What´s the difference between contingency and retained search?

What´s the difference between contingency and retained search?

What should my cover letter say?

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What´s the difference between an employment agency and a search firm?

What´s the difference between contingency and retained recruiters?

How do search firms get paid?

What should I expect from a good recruiter?

How does my recruiter know so much about me?

How can I find a good recruiting firm?

How should I start my job search?

What should I do before I start my job search?

How much time will it take to find a new job?

How can I prepare for my interview?

What should my cover letter say?

What should I avoid in my cover letter?

How do I list my income for a search firm?

How should I check my cover letter?

How can I get good references?

In an interview, how do you answer the question: 'why do you want to leave your current company and join this company?'

How can I get ideas for my cover letter?

What should I put in my cover letter if I have no relevant experience?

How should I research careers?

How can I find a work atmosphere that I will like?

Should I use the advanced search feature with an online job bank?

What does the Human Resources department do?

Should I look for a job online?

What skills do I need to have to work in retail?

Why should I look into a career in sales?

How do I answer questions about my weaknesses?

Is the career I want a good choice?

What employment opporunities are available?

How do I find out about the careers I am interested in?

Isn't money the most important determinant when choosing a career?

Is it necessary that I like what I do for a living?

How do I know what career I might enjoy?

What kind of work will I enjoy?

Should my type of personality effect my career choice.

If I can't make a career decision, what do I do?

What does a cover letter look like?

What should the cover letter tell the employer?

Can I include experiences in my cover letter that are not on my resume?

Is it okay to address a cover letter "Dear Sir or Madam?”

What does a good cover letter look like?

Why do cover letters need to be tailored to each employer?

What does a bad cover letter look like?

As a mother returning to the workforce, should I include a cover letter?

Do I need a cover letter if I'm only looking for entry-level work?

How do I conclude my cover letter?

Should I follow up after my interview?

What is a "follow-up" in the career search arena?

What does a follow-up letter look like?

Should my post-interview follow-up always be in letter form?

What should I say on the follow-up telephone call?

When should I make that follow-up phone call?

When should I send a follow-up letter?

What should the follow-up letter say?

How many times should I to call the employer back?

How do I know who to send the follow-up letter to?

What do I need to do to land an automotive job?

Where can I find clerical jobs

What types of finance jobs are available?

What type of education is required for the Hotel & Hospitality industry?

What defines Human Resources jobs?

Why would an employer post a job online?

Why would I want to work in a restaurant?

Why would I want to work retail?

Isn't "sales" just glorified lying?

What is a tech job?

Should I pursue a career in tech support?

Why should I send a resume?

What should a resume look like?

Is it okay for a resume to excede one page?

Is there more than one style of resume?

What are resume "action words?"

Why can't I just take my disk to a printer and get a couple hundred copies all at once?

Should I have a professional do my resume?

What are transferable skills?

Should I include an objective on my resume?

What should I include on my resume, and what should I leave off?

What would make my resume bad?

Can you show me an example of a good functional resume?

Should I wear a formal suit to my interview?

How do I prepare for a situational interview?

What type of research should I do on the company I'm interviewing with?

How early should I arrive for my interview?

How do I make a good first impression?

Should I ask the interviewer questions?

What should I say in concluding the interview?

Why do interviewers ask those strange questions?

I know my strengths, but how do I answer questions about my weaknesses?

Where can I find employment listings?

Where are all these jobs that I hear about?

If I'm not satisfied with my current job, what can I do?

How can I find government jobs?

What do I do if I haven't worked for a while?

What is job shadowing?

Who is in my network?

How can I expand my network?

How can I locate jobs in New York?

How can I find a job in another state?

How can I find jobs in California?

How can I compare employment markets in different states?

What are the best job areas in California?

What are the fastest job growth areas in New York?

Are there different ways of finding work in different areas of the country?

Should I just choose whatever career appeals to me?

What are my local job search resources?

Are there other local resources besides the want ads?

What about job fairs?

Where are jobs in Travel and Tourism located?

Are there job opportunities in Florida for someone who doesn't work in Travel and Tourism?

Isn't New York City the only part of New York where a person with a financial background can find work?

What profession is most in need of workers today?

What area of Texas has a good job market?

What career advantage is there to learning Spanish?

Are there still jobs in the cattle industry?

Why are so many people relocating south?

How do I change careers if I've been in this field for years?

What career information resources are available through the federal government?

Aren't all the IT jobs moving overseas?

What should I consider before accepting a job offer?

How should I bring up salary in an interview?

How do I negotiate salary when a job is offered?

How should I resign from my job?

How do I negotiate for time off?

What do I do if I am offered more than one job?

How do I negotiate for better healthcare at work?

How do I negotiate for a raise?

How quickly should I accept a job offer?

Should a job offer be put in writing?





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