Career Advice

New York Times bestseller Martin Yate is the author of Knock Em Dead – The Ultimate Job Search Guide, now going into its 32nd edition. It is the keystone of a 17-book series, with each book addressing a different aspect of job search and modern career management.

Collectively published in some 63 foreign language editions, the Knock Em Dead way is unique in its scope and global acceptance in industrialized nations.

With new books and editions added constantly over the last thirty-one years, Mr. Yate’s body of work has gradually evolved into a carefully integrated strategy for navigating the twists and turns of a half-century work life.

The Big Three Career Resolutions for 2012
The Big Three Career Resolutions for 2012

#1. Commit to your dreams and the plans that bring them to life. We all make New Year’s resolutions to

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The Differences Between Cover Letters to Hiring Managers and Headhunters
The Differences Between Cover Letters to Hiring Managers and Headhunters

A reader asks, “What are the differences between a cover letter to a recruiter and one to a hiring manager?

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The Over-Looked Job Search Marketing Tool: Your Email Address
The Over-Looked Job Search Marketing Tool: Your Email Address

In a competitive job search, the little things can make a big difference and the way you introduce yourself is

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How To Handle The Five Killer Telephone Interview Questions
How To Handle The Five Killer Telephone Interview Questions

A telephone interview is usually short, just enough time to rule you in or out, so the focus is on

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How To Turn Interviews Into Job Offers
How To Turn Interviews Into Job Offers

Hiring managers hate interviewing, they just want to find someone to hire and get back to their other work. All

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Bartender – Is It A Real Job?
Bartender – Is It A Real Job?

“I’m looking for a bartender job. I know some people don’t think that it’s a real job but it’s all

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How To Turn Job Interviews Into Job Offers
How To Turn Job Interviews Into Job Offers

“I can do the job, so why don’t I get the job offer?” Being confident in your professional skills and

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Target-Job Focused Resume Problems: What To Do When You Have Multiple Job Options. One in a series.
Target-Job Focused Resume Problems: What To Do When You Have Multiple Job Options. One in a series.

“I’ve always been successful with whatever has been thrown at me. How do I take all my varied skills and

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Career Smarts: Straight Talk and Three Tips For Survival & Success
Career Smarts: Straight Talk and Three Tips For Survival & Success

Success in life is judged with calendars not clocks, and with the unprecedented ways our world is changing, there are

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Blind Loyalty To Employers Is Stupid, Enlightened Self–Interest Is Key To Your Survival & Success
Blind Loyalty To Employers Is Stupid, Enlightened Self–Interest Is Key To Your Survival & Success

When a company dispenses with your services, it’s nothing personal: the company is taking considered action to achieve what it

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How To Organize For Success In a Changed World
How To Organize For Success In a Changed World

How should I manage my professional life differently in this uncertain world of work? “Manage your life as if you

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The #1 Secret To A Successful Career & Life
The #1 Secret To A Successful Career & Life

“Manage your life as if you are your own boss and agent,” says my friend  Mike Squires, a Senior Technical

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The World’s Funniest Commercial & Becoming Your Brand
The World’s Funniest Commercial & Becoming Your Brand

LMAO at this commercial. Copywriters, the people who write commercials, are some of the most creative people in the professional

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Seven Secrets For Choosing The Right Resume Writer
Seven Secrets For Choosing The Right Resume Writer

Anyone can, and many do, hang out a shingle claiming to be a professional resume writer. Right now I know

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Resume Writer, Career Coach and Headhunter Credentials
Resume Writer, Career Coach and Headhunter Credentials

When choosing a professional resume writer, you should do it with care. I would suggest ask about membership in professional

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