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What Your Boss Wishes You Knew

On 06/20/2013, in Career, Finding a Job, Professionalism, by Jordan Wilson

Make your boss happy and your chances for promotions, pay raises, and bonuses improve.

Make your boss unhappy and your career will be “nasty, brutish, and short.” To steal from that eternal optimist, Thomas Hobbes.

Today, some quick tips on how to make your boss happy. 

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50 Common Interview Questions

On 03/15/2013, in Interviewing, by Jordan Wilson

The key to getting a job offer is to excel during the interview phases.

That means being prepared.

You need to research the industry, company, position, even your potential bosses. You also should consider and prepare for likely interview questions you will face.

Some of the most common interview questions, include: 

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Resume Strategies to Get You Hired

On 02/27/2013, in Cover Letters & Resumes, by Jordan Wilson

Resume strategies that will help you get hired.

Always good to know.

So what are a few resume keys to get a job offer? 

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I want to link to a few Salary.com articles on job hunting and resumes.

I hate their slide-show format, but there are a few useful points in the articles that those seeking employment should consider. 

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How to Land a Finance Job

On 10/01/2012, in Career, by Jordan Wilson

Want a career in finance?

Many do, and the competition level can be high for entry level finance positions.

So how can you increase the odds of finding a finance job? Especially if you only possess a bachelor’s degree in business.

Well, glad you asked. 

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Too many people wait until the last minute (or when it is too late) to try and improve their career prospects. If you want a prosperous future, you had better get busy today.

Young adults should start developing necessary lifelong skills and experiences before they enter the workforce. That means taking courses, developing direct and indirect skills and experiences, and beginning to build networks.

If you want to succeed in the future, you need to plan now. Then strengthen your resume over a 3-5 year period to make yourself an attractive job candidate. 

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Facebook and a New Job

On 03/20/2012, in Career, Finding a Job, Professionalism, by Jordan Wilson

Interesting article this morning.

It seems some companies ask job applicants for their Facebook passwords during interviews.

My brother-in-law just keeled over. My nephew may never get a job now. He felt slightly better when I reminded him his son has little chance of getting hired regardless.

But this another cautionary tale for those using social media and the internet

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CFA Exam Pass Rates

On 03/07/2012, in Career, Formal Education, by Jordan Wilson

The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation is beneficial in many career paths. Not just for those interested in becoming financial analysts.

There are many other positions that benefit from a CFA charterholder.

Attaining the CFA designation is not a simple exercise. But this explains, in part, why the CFA designation is highly regarded around the world.

The current exam results reflect the challenge of achieving a CFA charter. 

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Your Parents and Your Job Hunt

On 03/04/2012, in Career, Finding a Job, Professionalism, by Jordan Wilson

Sometimes you read something and pray it is satire. But you know it is not.

Today it is a story on how parents help their children in finding a job.

When I say “children”, I mean adults. Those in their 20s.

And when I say “help” with the job hunt, I mean … 

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Tips to Improve Your Cover Letters

On 02/19/2012, in Cover Letters & Resumes, by Jordan Wilson

We saw in “Cover Letters Are Still Important” that cover letters are very useful in securing a job. In fact, 80% of hiring managers find value in reviewing job applicant cover letters.

So how can you improve your next cover letter? 

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