Tag Archives: job search in tough economy

Using a WordPress Blog to Promote Your Brand

I know. You’ve already seen a gazillion blog posts and articles about branding. And there are some good resources out there about getting started with WordPress (and I WILL provide links to some of my favorites!). In my work with … Continue reading

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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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3 Tips for Writing an Effective Linked In Profile

The Future of Resumes – 3 Tips for Starting a Linked In Profile In my last post, I proposed a new definition of the term “resume.” Resume – a description of an individual’s career that defines that person’s personal and … 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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Lessons Learned from Job Searching in 2009

Lessons a Job Search Can Teach Let’s hope the encouraging news about the economy from the past few weeks is a true harbinger of things to come. The job market looks like it might be bouncing back a little bit, … 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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Personal Benefits of Volunteering

In an article from October 2005 at World Volunteer Web, called “Benefits of Volunteering” http://tinyurl.com/nu2stz, the unattributed author makes a compelling case for the benefits of volunteering. And the article isn’t about the benefits to the recipient organization. It’s about … Continue reading

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