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STALK…TALK…BALK…

In the world of employment, it seems that job seekers are consistently looking for reasons to "not look" or "not apply." Waiting for September was the most recent excuse. Hopefully, job seekers have been kicking in high gear throughout the summer, as there simply...

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THINK BEFORE YOU LEAP

There was a recent column published that encouraged new job seekers to "Jump Right In" their search for new employment. My advice is to give some thought to your present state before you hit the streets. Take the time to get your head straight and define your...

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DO YOU WANT MAIL?

Many résumé services provide emailing services, submitting information to their list of recruiters, employment companies, search consultants, and job boards. To remain in control of a job search, the job seeker email address should be the return address. If not,...

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EVERY SCROLL COUNTS

How long does it take for an individual to scroll down your resume or cover letter to determine what distinguishes you from your competition? Keep in mind that there is a common practice to screen out - and, if the reason for further consideration isn't obvious,...

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GETTING TO “YES”

Damona Sain of New Career Horizons shared the story of a salesman recognizing that it took him 30 "no's" to get to a "yes." Consequently, he thanked all the "no" responses for getting him one "no" closer to the "yes." Job Seekers have their share of "no's" - but the...

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PERSONAL GOOGLING

A recent Harris Interactive poll revealed that 23% of people search the names of business associates or colleagues on the Internet before meeting them. A 2007 survey by ExecuNet disclosed that 83% of executive recruiters are using search engines to uncover information...

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WHAT DOES GOOGLE SAY ABOUT YOU?

More and more, recruiters eliminate candidates based upon what they find in search engines. It is important to know what the public "view" is saying about you, and periodic "google searches" with your name as the subject are extremely important. Be proactive to ensure...

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YOUR PERSONAL WEBSITE

Publishing your own website provides several advantages for the typical job seeker. First of all, it provides an opportunity to market your "brand" through the use of technology - and the importance of taking advantage of every possible means of making connections...

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FOCUS ON STRENGTHS

A favorite tactic of job seekers is to look for reasons not to apply for a position. We review openings, ruling out opportunities because we don’t meet all the required specifications. Why not focus on why we should apply? Stress the positive, not the negative....

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SEARCH STRATEGY – WHAT WORKS?

Networking, referrals, Internet postings, company websites, direct marketing? You will find your next opportunity through one of these methods. The problem is that you don't know which one will ultimately result in the job you want. Of course, you can play the...

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