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  • Letter of Recommendation

    A letter of support for your skills, ability, and work ethic, usually written by a former boss or co-worker, but could also be from a teacher or personal reference. http://www.quintcareers.com/jobseeker_glossary.html
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Informal Interview

    An interview in which no predetermined questions are asked, in order to remain as open and adaptable as possible to the interviewee's nature and priorities; during the interview, the interviewer "goes with the flow". http://www.mapnp.org...
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Informational Interviewing

    Interviewing designed to produce information; the process of spending time with one of your network contacts in a highly focused conversation that provides you with key information you need to launch or boost your career. http://www.quintcareers.com/jobseeker_glossary...
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Eye Contact

    A tern used to define the meeting of the eyes between two people that expresses meaningful nonverbal communication, or contact that occurs when two people look directly at each other. Consistent and friendly (not staring!) eye contact in an interview...
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Dress for Success

    First coined by author John Malloy in the 1970s, the term Dress for Success signifies tailoring one's attire, grooming, and overall appearance toward making a great first impression in a job interview -- as well as maintaining a professional look...
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Cover Letter

    A one-page typed letter, accompanying your resume/CV, that introduces yourself to the employer. It identifies your skills, work and education experiences. It should convince the employer that you are the best person for the job. http://www.google.com...
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Business Casual

    Appropriate, less conservative style of business attire as defined by the geographic region, industry, and individual companies. Generally means no ties for gentleman and less formal shoes for women. http://www.career.vt.edu/JOBSEARC/BusCasual.htm#when
    by admin on 05-05-2009
  • Body Language

    Also called "non-verbal communication". The subtle signals that people give in their body posture and behavior (e.g. yawning to indicate boredom, or mimicking the speaker's body language to indicate agreement). http://richardbowles.tripod...
    by admin on 05-05-2009
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