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Fired from your last job?

Ask the Employer

“I was fired from my most recent job. How should I handle this as I apply for a new position?”

To Whom It May Concern?

The Hiring Process

"I keep hearing that you should address your cover letter to the hiring manager, not just 'Human Resources' or 'To Whom It May Concern.' But it’s hard to find that name!"

Personal Branding in Job Search - What Local Employers Have to Say

Personal Branding in Job Search - What Local Employers Have to Say

The Hiring Process Social Media in Job Search Ask the Employer

"Someone recently advised me that successful job seekers have a strong personal brand. What are a few things I can do to build and/or promote my personal brand?"

The Best Way to Prepare for a Job Interview

Interviewing Strategies Ask the Employer

The LinkedIn Coach

Social Media in Job Search

"I heard there is a new service at FCWS called The LinkedIn Coach. What’s that about?"

What's an elevator pitch? Should I have one?

The Hiring Process Interviewing Strategies Ask the Employer

Not sure how to sell yourself? Just the facts will do!

The Hiring Process Interviewing Strategies Job Search Inspiration

"I know I need to tell the interviewer all the great things I can do for the company. But I’ve always been told never to brag on myself. What do I do?"

Writing a Resume in 2015

Resumes and Cover Letters

"It’s been a long time since I wrote a resume. Has anything changed?"

Common Mistakes Made By Job Seekers in 2015

The Hiring Process The Local Job Market Interviewing Strategies Ask the Employer

This month, we asked a couple of local employers to respond to the following question: In your experience, what are the most common mistakes made by job seekers?

Top 3 Job Search Strategies

Top 3 Job Search Strategies

The Hiring Process Interviewing Strategies Ask the Employer Job Search Inspiration

What job search strategies are most likely to lead to a successful outcome?

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