Archive for April, 2012

Job Interview Tips In Chicago This Week

April 29, 2012

I’m very excited to present “From Hi to Hired…How to Simplify and Ace The Interview” this Thursday at the Executive Network Group (ENG) in Chicago! If any of you (or someone you know) is in Chicago, I hope you’ll join us! Here’s what ENG sent out to attendees this week: Your resume gets you the [...]

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How To Use Twitter In Your Job Search

April 24, 2012

Twitter continues to be a polarizing social media channel when it comes to the job hunt. So many people tell me, “David, I don’t get Twitter. I think it’s overwhelming and I don’t see how it could ever help me find a new job.” I get why they say this. Twitter has its own language. [...]

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A Shocking Recruiter/Resume Statistic

April 22, 2012

Per this article and a new study from TheLadders, recruiters spend an average of six seconds before deciding whether a resume is a “fit” or “no fit.” The study analyzed the eye movements of recruiters, revealing their visual patterns. Per the article: In the short time that they spend with your resume, the study showed [...]

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What’s Your “What If?” Career Plan?

April 20, 2012

Some of you reading this blog post are out of a job and looking for a new one. Others are happily employed but (hopefully) are aware that things could always change. The question is this: if you find yourself out of work, what if you DON’T land a job immediately? None of us like to [...]

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Say Goodbye To “The One That Got Away”

April 17, 2012

If you’ve ever gone fishing, you probably have a story about “the one that got away” – the fish that, had you been able to reel it in, would be mounted on your wall, proudly boasting your achievement as a fisherman (or fisherwoman!). But by some stroke of poor luck, it simply slipped away. Most [...]

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5 Poor Excuses For Not Job Searching

April 10, 2012

As a Career Coach, I’ve seen people at all stages of a job search. Some have just started, others have been at it for over a year. And no matter what the circumstance or stage, I’ve seen defeatist attitudes settle in. As I’ve said before, staying positive is essential. But it’s only natural that people [...]

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Spring Career Cleaning

April 9, 2012

Spring came early to St. Louis, and I’m not complaining! The weather has been absolutely beautiful the past few weeks, clearly inspiring people across the city to get out for walks, sidewalk cafe lunches, yardwork – you name it! There’s just something about a change in season that’s motivating – which is why the concept [...]

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Linkedin Is Still The Promised Land For Recruiters

April 4, 2012

Not too long ago we looked at why Facebook is relevant to hiring managers and recruiters. And while it’s still important to maintain your presence on Facebook (and Twitter, too), a recent survey by Bullhorn, Inc. makes it very clear that Linkedin is where recruiters expect to find the most success in finding the right [...]

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5 Things The Godfather Teaches Us About Workplace Leadership

April 2, 2012

I love when people find great inspiration from unorthodox places. Case in point: this Fast Company article that identifies 5 leadership lessons from one of the most notorious characters in film history – The Godfather himself, Don Corleone! Like the piece’s writer, I’m by no means suggesting business should be founded upon the illegal and [...]

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