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Why Your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities No Longer Make the Cut

—Why your skills, knowledge and abilities will help you less and less. For decades hiring professionals have relied on knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs, also known as SKAs) to determine whether a candidate should be moved forward in the hiring process. Definitions: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: This article by Sharlyn Lauby defines the three as: […]
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How to find hope amidst catastrophic loss

A sure way to count your blessings is to look up “jobless horror stories” on the internet. Jobseekers know they could lose everything. That’s a little bit abstract and it doesn’t begin to tell the countless, heart-wrenching stories of honest, everyday people who lose their job, their dignity, their self-worth, their homes, all their possessions […]
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How to Create a Reader-Based Cover Letter and Résumé

If you’ve been in the job search for very long you probably realize that with so many people looking for a job, expectations by the hiring community have skyrocketed. Times have changed and the do-it-yourself cover letter and résumé is not likely to fit the bill for most job-seekers. Today’s cover letters and résumés are […]
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