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Posts by Tricia Dolkas

Advice for Your Resume

Value of a Good Resume

Ask 100 people for resume advice and you get 100 differing opinions that often contradict each other. So who do you believe? In my 20+ yrs. of recruiting, seems that most resume advice comes from people who don’t read resumes as part of their work. This article shares resume advice from recruiters and dispels commonly…

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Benefits & Limitations of College Career Centers

Career Centers

You’ve invested years and countless thousands of dollars supporting your child to adulthood. My husband and I did the same. Yet few graduates are prepared to face the job market even with the help from college career centers.  Graduates often lack practiced skills to build a professional network or identify jobs that establish a strategic foundation…

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Illegal Interview Questions and How to Respond

Career Advice

Illegal interview questions happen when you least expect it. And when it happens, the emotional shock you feel makes it harder to present your best in the interview.  Be prepared for these questions with a response that doesn’t sound defensive. Which interview questions are illegal? In the United States, it is inappropriate to be asked…

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Best Website for Jobs Postings?

job search

I did a test to determine which job portal had the best results for full-time employee positions.  I compared Google, LinkedIn and Indeed. I found significantly more job postings on LinkedIn. And I am not surprised. Why? Because most corporations use LinkedIn’s product “LinkedIn Recruiter” to post job listings and search for candidates.  It is…

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Find Industries and Companies that INSPIRE You!

Job Search Strategy

“I have one word for you… Plastics!” In this scene from The Graduate , Dustin Hoffman’s character, Benjamin Braddock, is being advised to start his career in the plastics industry. Clearly from Benjamin’s body language, he has absolutely no interest in working in the plastics industry! Success Comes from Finding Companies that Match Your Values You will…

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What Questions to Ask in an Interview?

Interview Questions

How you interview companies makes a huge impact on the impression made to interviewers. Interviews are your time to learn information not found on the internet. As a result, every conversation is an opportunity to ask your questions.  Here are examples: Questions about the Position: Who will be my direct supervisor? What are the three…

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