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Sneaky Job Hunter Tactics

Some job hunters have become quite clever when it comes to submitting their resumes by trying to go around the usual path of sending their job applications directly to the hiring manager. Instead, they design their resumes to give a false impression that an insider of the company has already approved their resume for hiring.These sneaky fellows are able to pull off the trick in two ways. The first method is through attaching a fake note typed in a different font at the top of the document that r…

How to Make the Most of Your References

Offering references in your resume is not really dangerous, but the risk rises once a hiring manager calls them. For one, your references may either no longer work in the company, hesitant about answering questions about you, or worse, not even remember who you are.References hurt job seekers more than they know, but they are one part of your job search that you have complete control. The following steps may help you develop an enthusiastic panel of references.Assume your references will be chec…

How to Write an Effective Letter of Recommendation

When requesting a letter of recommendation, don’t be surprised if your instructor or supervisor hands the forms back to you and says, “Sure, why don’t you go ahead and write the first draft yourself, and I’ll revise it and sign at the bottom.” Chances are, that person will already be handling a large number of such requests, and in addition busy schedules sometimes call for letter-writing delegation. This is particularly true within professional settings, where employees are expected to carry ou…

Writing Letter of Recommendation

Letter of Recommendation for Job-SearchingLetters of recommendation is convenient substitutes for work references: they neatly sum up a previous or current employer’s perspective and allow prospective employers to avoid the sometimes awkward and vague conversations that result from interrogating references over the phone about your strengths and weaknesses. In addition, such letters help prospective employers to skirt the difficulties of reaching a reference. Finally, they are also a great advan…

How to Ask For a Letter of Recommendation

Writing a letter of recommendation requires considerable effort. Don’t just blurt out a request to a supervisor or instructor you see walking down the hallway. Choose your letter writers carefully and plan out your timing and approach. Most importantly, don’t procrastinate.ASK SOMEONE WHO KNOWS YOU WELLWhen deciding on whom to ask for a letter of recommendation, don’t simply think of those classes or projects in which you have done well; think of those instructors or supervisors who are most fam…