Do This One Thing to Make the Photo/No Photo Question a Moot Point

A very common query that brings people to The Job Quest is, “Should you put a picture on your resume?” This leads them to a guest post that was written in 2010 and provides three reasons to keep a photo off a résumé. Best practices in most all fields change a lot in five years, […]

Fake LinkedIn Invitations: An Update

Those scammers who are trying to sucker you with fake LinkedIn invitations are getting craftier (maybe it’s because they’ve read the original post I wrote last spring calling them out). Here’s an image of one of the new fake LinkedIn invitations that showed up in my inbox over the past week: And here is what […]

Don’t Be Duped by Fake LinkedIn Invitations

Scams that prey on job seekers are everywhere. Some that pretend to be legitimate organizations can be hard to detect. One I have been seeing quite a bit in my inbox recently is the fake LinkedIn invitation, so I wanted to take some time to address it. Below is a screen shot from a real […]

Pull the Plug on Your Pity Party

OK, so you’ve been looking for a new job for some time now, but coming up empty-handed. What do you do? The first instinct is to feel sorry for yourself. “Oh, poor me! Nothing ever works out the way I want!” Those negative messages spring to mind so quickly, don’t they? Being upset at the […]

Seeing the Forest for the Trees on the Job Hunt

It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that some “silver bullet” is going to be the answer to job seeking success. More often than not, job hunters think the big solution lies in a well-crafted résumé. “If only I had the perfect résumé,” they think, “I would be able to get a job […]

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