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Gaining Momentum in Your Job Search

Encouragement for Staying Persistent   Keep up the practice of searching. Looking for jobs gets boring, stressful, discouraging, and time consuming. Endless searches on Indeed or tired nights wandering through tangled paths of links to interesting organizations do not...

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No More Resumes!

In the January 24 WSJ Careers section, an article notes that companies are increasingly relying on social networks to gauge candidates' suitability for a job. Instead of asking for résumés, some companies are asking candidates to send links representing their "web...

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What is Your Weakest Link?

It is said a chain is only as strong as the weakest link - and, we have extended that observation to teams being only as strong as the weakest member. Let's take it one step further: your Job Search. The typical search entails researching (yourself and your target...

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Social Media Truths

Lena L. West is an award-winning social media consultant, blogger, speaker, and journalist. In a recent post, she listed her top truths for effectively using social media to promote your personal brand. Learn how to be personable without being personal. Social media...

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Be In-Tense

Résumés are written in a specific style that relies on conciseness and simplified sentence structures. While this style of writing might seem unusual, it is the generally accepted standard. You can write in either first or third person. It is strictly a matter of...

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Focus on Marketing Your Personal Brand

There are numerous ways to market your personal brand and increase your Google quotient including writing articles, joining discussion groups, and participating in Q&A with your target audience. I was recently made aware of a website (www.focus.com) that provides the...

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Don’t Let the Numbers Scare You!

Let them INSPIRE YOU! Take advantage of the Internet sea! We hear the numbers - unemployment rate, number applicants, number months to find a new position. It can get very discouraging, to say the least. Being one of over 1.7 billion members of a social network does...

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How BIG is your job search market?

Picture this: we were enjoying an after-dinner round-table with 4 1/2 to 60+ years represented, discussing numbers...yes, numbers - hundreds, thousands, millions. My definition of "google" being 1 followed by infinitive zeroes was quickly corrected to be 1 followed by...

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Career Advice

According to a poll of employees at top organizations as listed in Universum's 2014 Top 100 U.S. Employers, their best career advice included the following: Be yourself and when interviewing share your stories with confidence. Prioritize developing effective...

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Improve Your Listening Skills

Even before the age of digital distractions, people could only remember about 10% of what was said in a face-to-face conversation according to a 1987 study that remains a key gauge of conversational recall. Most people can think more than twice as fast as the average...

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