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Take these things off your resume ASAP

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] This is excellent advice via the Courier-Post on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018: BY ERIC TITNER THEJOBNETWORK.COM We’re not telling you anything you don’t know when we say that today’s job market is intense, across industries and professions, every job opening is met with a rush of talented and qualified applicants from around the country, […]

How exercise can boost work performance

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] This is excellent advice via the Courier-Post on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018: BY ERIC TITNER THEJOBNETWORK.COM We’re all familiar with the obvious benefits of exercise — regular physical activity can keep us looking and feeling fit and healthy, increase our energy levels and confidence and help us maintain high levels of self-esteem. Staying active […]

10 ways to identify a fake job posting

[To comment: larry@ larrylitwin.com] From the Dec. 10, 2017 issue of the Courier-Post comes this important advice from thejobnetwork.com: BY PETER JONES THEJOBNETWORK The job market is hard enough to navigate without having to worry about a job posting that turns out to be a scam — or even just a dead end. Save your precious time […]

How to describe yourself in a job interview

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] From THEJOBNETWORD, the Courier-Post (on Nov. 12, 2017) and writer Peter Jones come these “tips.” BY PETER JONES THEJOBNETWORK You know you’re going to be asked about yourself in a job interview, so don’t get caught tongue-tied. It’s smart to have a small collection of adjectives that describe you well and show you off […]

3 tips to soothe your interview jitters

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] Thanks to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, we have these interview tips from Jon Simmons, Monster contributor. Your palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy. Why? Either you’re Eminem about to rap battle your opponent, or you’re about to go to a job interview. If the thought of standing in front of a […]

8 steps to help you find a job in 30 days

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] The following appeared in the Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 edition of the Courier-Post. BY PETER JONES THEJOBNETWORK You need a new job and you need one fast. Maybe you’ve just been laid off, or quit or you’re just starting out — or you’re doing some secret job hunting from a position in which […]

Why keywords are so important in a resume

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] The following comes from CAREERBUILDER’s Deanna Hartley (June 26, 2016) HERE ARE THREE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD USE CERTAIN KEYWORDS THROUGHOUT YOUR RESUME. Did you know that, according to CareerBuilder’s 2016 Candidate Behavior Study, more than 3 in 4 full-time employed workers (76 percent) are either actively looking or open to new job opportunities? That […]

How to answer tough interview questions

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] This comes from the Courier-Post and The Job Network on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 BY PETER JONES THEJOBNETWORK.COM We all know it’s good to prepare answers to the standard interview questions, plus the not-so-standard ones that might come up in a particular interview at a particular company. But often, we are so prepared that we forget […]

How to get a job without connections

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] We thank Thejobnetwork.com for this piece, which appeared in the Courier-Post on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. BY PETER JONES THEJOBNETWORK.COM Networking is probably the number one way to get yourself a job if you are looking. Referrals account for nearly 40 percent of all hires — and referred employees often get jobs quicker and make more […]

9 tips for a successful phone interview

[To comment: larry@larrylitwin.com] (Thank you to the Courier-Post for this. It appeared as an advertorial on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017.  It contains vital information for jb seekers. BY PETER JONES THEJOBNETWORK.COM So you have followed all the best resume tips and land yourself a job interview. You’re prepared to interview, you’re just not prepared to do it […]