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Ask The Career Coach

I answer three questions that are important for job seekers:

1) What to do when you are "overqualified" for a job

2) Mistakes made by recent college graduates in their job search

3) Why do companies not provide feedback?

Ask The Career Coach

In this addition of Ask The Career Coach:

1) When asked “What qualities/skills do you bring to the table that is different than the other applicants of this position?” What is the employer trying to determine? Or what is the underlying question here?

2) How does a thank you letter assist a candidate in landing employment post interview?

3) Why didn't the recruiter get back to me after the interview? The interview was great, and she said she will get back to me the afternoon or the day after. It's already been the second day, should I send her an email or would tomorrow be better?

Has your job search stalled? Here is what to do.

In order to get back on the path of job search success, you need to analyze your job search activities and figure out what is not working and why. While it is easy to blame others for your lack of success, the majority of the time the issue is you and how you are conducting your job search. As Albert Einstein famously said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”

Moving and Need A New Job? 6 Steps For Success

When you start looking, potential employers will want to have a date from you as to when you would be available to start. If you cannot give them one, it makes the decision to bring you on much harder for the employer, as you have added a level of risk that most employers do not want to take on. Without a specific date when you will be settled and available for work, the employer cannot do their labor planning appropriately.