Keep Your Composure Under Interview Pressure

We all know that when we launch an active career search, a major step in the new job acquisition process will be the job interview. I have seen people sabotage their own success by failing to properly prepare. Many people think that interview stress begins once the job seeker receives that coveted invitation to interview …

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Keep Your Job Search Organized

In my first post on writing a great cover letter, I promised to share with you how I keep my job search organized.  First, you can probably tell that I do not like a lot of paper so I started out using an Excel spreadsheet which I created.  It became too time-consuming to maintain so …

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Six Steps to Writing a Great Cover Letter

Hello everyone. Today’s post continues our journey to career search success…writing a great cover letter. While some may advise that this step to landing your dream job is unnecessary, I emphatically suggest that it is absolutely essential. As a Human Resources professional, I compare submitting your resume in response to a vacancy announcement without an …

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Work Breaks and Meal Periods

I cannot tell you the number of times that an employee has approached me and threatened to go to the Department of Labor because they were not allowed to take their fifteen (15) minute snack or smoke break and/or their meal period.  They are surprised when I tell them that the Fair Labor Standards Act …

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Paint Your Mental Picture of Job Search Success

Today, I will share with you my recommendations for making a plan that will help you to stay organized, on task, and more relaxed as you progress towards your next assignment. If you have read my biography, you know that Nnamtique’s mission is to provide practical job search tips and advice, from a spiritual, holistic …

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