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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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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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Cover Letters Are Still Important

On 02/17/2012, in Cover Letters & Resumes, by Jordan Wilson

Some people believe that cover letters are irrelevant in finding a job.

I disagree.

Used properly, a cover letter can improve the probability of landing an interview. 

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Make the Most of Your Job Interview

On 01/22/2012, in Finding a Job, Interviewing, by Jordan Wilson

Many applicants for the same job share the same traits.

Similar education, technical skills, and experience.

Makes sense seeing as how applicants respond to a well-defined job advertisement. 

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Tell Me About Yourself

On 09/28/2011, in Finding a Job, Interviewing, by Jordan Wilson

In Things Hiring Managers Will Not Tell You, we discussed a few tips on how to prepare for a job interview.

One piece of advice concerned how interviewers like to intentionally make interviewees uncomfortable by asking unusual questions.

Today we will quickly review some of the favourite questions posed by interviewers.  

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Many readers may be entering the work force for the first time in the coming months.

Or possibly they have a job now but are looking for a new opportunity.

Recently, I was reading a good article on things you should know during your interview, but probably do not. 

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Robert Half 2011 Employment Survey

On 11/24/2010, in Career, by Jordan Wilson

Today I watched a webinar courtesy of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Entitled “2011 Accounting and Finance Hiring and Compensation Outlook“, it was presented by Robert Half Finance and Accounting, a financial recruitment company.

Although I have no affiliation with Robert Half, I find that they do an excellent job of surveying employment trends and factors and I greatly appreciate their efforts.

The presentation reviews accounting, banking, and finance employment outlooks in Canada.

Here are a few interesting points made and some thoughts of my own. 

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United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas recently visited two law schools in Florida. LegalTimes notes a few of Justice Thomas’s comments here and provides links to videos of his appearances.

Justice Thomas makes several good points. I believe they are equally relevant for law students and the general population.

My thoughts on his comments are below.

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