Archive for May, 2011

Confidence (Not Business Cards!) Is Key

May 31, 2011

While this guy gets pretty over the top at times, I want you to ask yourself the following question when watching the below video: “Am I as confident in what I bring to the table as this guy is in his business card expertise?” NOW, I’m not suggesting that everyone goes out and spends $4 [...]

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Are You Ready For a “Job Search”?

May 27, 2011

The phrase “job search” can create a range of emotions in each of us from excitement to fear.  The excitement of a job search, of course, comes from the potential for a new opportunity and the fact that we are pursing the change.  The fear of a job search, unfortunately, comes from the unknown – [...]

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Resume Writing Tips, Part 2

May 25, 2011

Today, let’s take a look at the chronological resume, which takes aim at a particular position/skill set.  This is the type of resume that you probably use now or have used in the past.  It’s used when applying for a job where your job history matches the target and shows a sensible progression of career steps. Although employers [...]

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Resume Writing Tips, Part 1

May 23, 2011

First things first: I think resumes can be very overrated. It’s hard to sum up what a person is worth professionally on a piece of paper – which is why I always put more value in networking, building relationships and reputation so that people will be dying to hire you before they’ve even SEEN a [...]

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Get Back To The Basics

May 19, 2011

I recently came across a Forbes article that referred back to Stephen Covey’s classic book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” It’s been years since I’ve read this book, but it’s amazing to me how healthy it is to get back to the basics. We all want to think there is a secret code [...]

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Should You Connect With Your Friends on Linkedin?

May 17, 2011

Say you’re in advertising and you use Linkedin to make connections with other people in the ad community and the greater marketing industry. So what happens when one of your friends wants to connect with you on Linkedin – but they’re a nurse? If you’re committed to using Linkedin professionally, not personally, then this is [...]

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How NOT to Ruin a Networking Meeting

May 15, 2011

I see it all the time. People who have jobs and are networking to further their career do it, and people who are completely out of a job and networking for a new one do it. They leave a networking meeting without any clear next steps. As this San Francisco Chronicle article shows, there are [...]

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Networking Tips Anonymous: Tip #10

May 12, 2011

We’ve arrived – the final tip from our secret hiring decision maker! I appreciate his/her (sorry, this is staying anonymous!) thoughts and input as a special guest blogger. This one, just like the rest, is something I hope you really grasp and adopt. TIP #10: TOO FAMILIAR, TOO SOON, TOO MUCH. “I saw your picture [...]

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Are You Making Mistakes on Linkedin?

May 9, 2011

It’s no secret that I think NETWORKING IS KEY in finding the career you really want. And if you’ve ever read this blog, you know I think LINKEDIN IS KEY in modern day networking. Which is why you need to make sure you’re using Linkedin the right way. I stumbled upon a blog post titled [...]

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Friday Fun: What Angry Birds Can Teach Us About Getting Hired

May 6, 2011

Ahhh…it’s finally here. Friday. A day to wrap up the work week. And when that work is done, I’m guessing more than a few of you might sneak in a game of Angry Birds or two on your downtime. If you haven’t played Angry Birds, you’re one of the few who hasn’t! It’s fun, challenging, [...]

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