Archive for September, 2011

From Resumes to Simple Emails, Always Edit!

September 29, 2011

Do you remember our guest blogger/secret hiring decision maker from earlier this year? He/She had a lot of great warnings on what NOT to do when trying to network. One of the things they said you MUST do, though, is to always edit! I was reminded of this point when I ran across this article [...]

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What Does Networking Really Mean?

September 25, 2011

I just came across an article titled Career Networking Is More Than Just a Quick Sales Job – and I can’t agree more with this headline. There are so many different ways people define networking. The article reflects my opinion: networking sessions are more than introductions, deeper than group discussions and longer than a 5-minute [...]

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How To Ace The 5 Types of Interview Questions

September 18, 2011

This Tuesday, September 20th, I’m honored to be presenting “From ‘Hi’ To Hired: How To Simplify & Ace The Interview” at GO! Network. As the blurb at the GO! Network site says, in today’s market, you have to become an expert at developing and implementing your own career marketing plan. After spending hours, days, or [...]

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Tips on Using Social Media To Land a Job

September 15, 2011

We’ve recently demonstrated how social media has emerged as THE social media networking platform. We’ve looked at how companies are using social media to look for the best applicants. Now it’s time to look at some of the best practices of using social media to find your ideal job. Leveraging Social Media And where else [...]

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Volunteering Is Now a Selling Point on LinkedIn

September 11, 2011

Big news from LinkedIn this week – the go-to career networking social network is now encouraging everyone to include their volunteer experience. Per an article on Mashable: Promoting your charitable experience will help get you a job, according to a recent survey by LinkedIn. The company polled nearly 2,000 U.S. professionals and found that 41% said [...]

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In Today’s Career Game, You Have To Keep Pushing

September 7, 2011

As this article I found through the Wall Street Journal points out, despite a bleak outlook in the job market, what separates those who will succeed from those who won’t is often willpower. Who’s going to keep pushing through the tough times and who isn’t? The key is to stop following the crowd of other [...]

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Now That Labor Day Weekend Is Over, It’s Back To Work!

September 5, 2011

I hope you had a great long weekend! No matter where you are in your career, it’s important to take a long weekend every once and a while and ENJOY yourself. Breaking away from the stress of your career is key to being better at your career. But when the break is over, it’s time [...]

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