The Job Quest’s Top 10 of 2014

The Job Quest's Top 10 of 2014With today being the last day of 2014, I decided to put together a roundup of the most popular blog posts published this year on The Job Quest.

Equipped with this information, you can start 2015 with a bang!

10. What Kind of Impression Do You Leave in an Interview?

“What’s your greatest weakness?” “Hahaha! I am such a perfectionist!” Is that how prepared you are to answer the tough interview questions?

9. Why Stellar Employees Sell Themselves Short in the Job Search

It’s becoming more of a requirement for job candidates to explain how they have gone above and beyond their job descriptions. But do exceptionally talented individuals end up not giving themselves enough credit for this on their résumés and in the interview?

8. Dispelling Bad Job Interview Advice, Part 1

This post is the first of a three-part series that provides useful tips that will help you on your next interview.

7. Consider Eliminating This Word From Your Résumé

Have you eliminated tired words and phrases like “responsible for” from your résumé? That’s good if you have, but here’s one you might have missed.

6. Self-Employment and the Job Hunt

“I am looking for a job and since I have [my own] business, I was wondering if I should use that as in reference to ‘Work History’ on my resume. If I put this on my resume, what does it show an employer that is considering me for an interview?”

5. What If My Dream Employer Calls and I’m Not Ready to Interview?

It’s the call you’ve been waiting for — but you’re not ready! What to do?

4. Top 5 Interview Red Flags to Help You Steer Clear of a Bad Job

Even though you may be experiencing a “job seeker’s high” because you have made it to the in-person interview, don’t forget that you still need to figure out if working for this company is a good fit for you.

3. So You Want to Become a Manager. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Great One?

Moving into a management position is a natural evolution for many careerists. But is it really the right choice for you?

2. A Twist on “Why Should We Hire You?”

Your unique attributes and past accomplishments are all fine and good, but how are you going to demonstrate what you will be able to DO for the company if you are selected for the role?

1. What If I Interview and Decide I Don’t Want the Job?

What should you do if you are in this situation?

What were your favorite posts on The Job Quest from this past year?

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Melissa Cooley, career coach and certified résumé writer of The Job Quest, LLC unearths her clients’ career examples to showcase the talents and results that make them must-hire candidates. Click here for more information on ways to partner with Melissa for your career success!

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