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7 Tips to Prepare for a Skype Interview!

More companies these days are using virtual interviews to screen candidates (if you missed our blog series on phone interviews, read them here and here.) Video interviews, using methods such as Skype or FaceTime, are another form of virtual interviews. Even though the interview is being conducted by webcam, this is a “real” live interview, […]

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Two of the Most-Asked Resume Questions

  Two of the Most-Asked Resume Questions: How long? Why no pronouns?   Amy Schofield, ACRW has reviewed 5,000+ resumes and has worked with clients around the world. While she has received numerous questions regarding resumes, there are two that seem to be on everybody’s mind:   How long should my resume be? There is no […]

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Modernize Your Job Search Letters: Get Noticed Get Hired

Schofield Strategies, LLC is pleased to announce that Amy Schofield, ACRW is a contributor to Modernize Your Job Search Letters: Get Noticed Get Hired (Modernize Your Career), written by Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark and published by Emerald Career Publishing. This book explores how to write various career letters, including cover letters, referral letters, recruiter letters, thank […]

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Amy Schofield Earns First-Ever Academy Certified Profile Writer Credential

Amy Schofield Earns First-Ever Academy Certified Profile Writer (ACPW) Credential December 2016 – Now, more than ever, employers and hiring professionals are using social media to review candidates. According to the 2015 Jobvite Recruiter Nation report, 80% of recruiters use LinkedIn® to evaluate and engage talent, 50% use Facebook®, and 43% use Twitter®. But how do job […]

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Creating Your Positioning / Elevator Speech

It’s time to pull together all of the information you gathered during your research and create your positioning (or elevator speech). Your personal position should highlight your expertise and unique abilities. You can “name drop” by including well-known companies, schools, and credentials in your positioning. Your personal positioning has two parts: a tagline and a […]

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How to Develop Your Positioning Statement / Elevator Speech

Before you can position yourself properly in the job market and distinguish yourself from other job seekers out there, you need to get clear about the type of job you want and the type of company you want to work for. As you work to craft your positioning statement (also known as an elevator speech), […]

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Phone Interview Tips: Part II

Phone Interview Tips So many first impressions are made on how a job seeker looks. But what if the first job interview is a phone interview? Remember, you only get one chance to make a first impression! When scheduling a phone interview, find out: The time of the call (clarify time zone) Who is calling […]

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