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Resume and Linked In Profile Cliches – BE GONE!

I am a highly motivated, dynamic self-starter, results-oriented, hard-working, dedicated, team-player with excellent multi-tasking and communications skills. I have 20+ years experience in fast-paced environments. And I never met a cliché I didn’t like. It doesn’t matter whether you are … Continue reading

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The Future of Resumes

The Future of Resumes Let’s start with numbers. According to Linked In and Facebook respectively, there are 55 million & 350 million members at those two social networking sites. We are seeing more and more recruiters and hiring managers go … Continue reading

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Job Search Tips from People Who’ve Actually Landed

“Network – Tell everybody. Don’t be embarrassed to admit that you’re unemployed and looking for a new “opportunity.” (Notice, I didn’t say I was looking for a job.) I wasted 2-3 months early on hedging my bets about “who to tell.” Use “Linked in” and alumni resources to network. Have your “elevator speech” down cold. Be specific and don’t hedge about what’s important to you in your next job. Networking opened up doors that were otherwise closed and led me to explore opportunities that I would otherwise not have known about. Networking is NOT overrated!” Continue reading

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You Call This Job Search Progess?

Okay – we in the first part of June, and you never thought it (your job search) would take this long. The phone isn’t ringing, no one responds to your on-line applications, and you haven’t sniffed an interview in over … Continue reading

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The End is Near . . . of 2008

The End is Near…of 2008!   You hear it everywhere: “This year sucks.”  “Things are really bad.”  “I want to just get this year over with.”  Given the economic issues, two wars and our own individual challenges, these comments make … Continue reading

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