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Avoid Making These 7 Common Job Search Mistakes

Okay, so we’re human, we make mistakes – but when we make mistakes during the job search process, sometimes that can be fatal and dash any hopes of getting a job offer. Here are 7 common blunders that job seekers make. 1. Not trying hard enough. You may have heard that looking for a new [...]

By | October 2nd, 2013|Blog, Job Search|Comments Off on Avoid Making These 7 Common Job Search Mistakes

5 Red Flag Alerts: Pay Attention Job Seekers

In all my years as a resume writer I’ve never heard a job seeker tell me they wished the job search process took longer. What I do hear from my clients is that everyone wants that new job now, today. It doesn’t matter if they are unemployed or seeking a new position while still working, [...]

By | September 25th, 2013|Blog, Job Search|Comments Off on 5 Red Flag Alerts: Pay Attention Job Seekers

7 Things to Expect During Your Job Search

A job seeker’s mindset during job search is key. Setting realistic expectations may make the process easier. What you may encounter when conducting a job search: It may take longer than you think. If your company is downsizing or you are considering changing jobs,start your job search as soon as possible. Applying online. Most companies [...]

By | September 18th, 2013|Blog, Job Search|Comments Off on 7 Things to Expect During Your Job Search

4 Key Interview Prep Tips

Do you ever really feel prepared for an interview? Thoughts are racing through your head - you are thinking about making a good impression, wearing the appropriate attire, yes, even checking that you don’t have lettuce stuck between your teeth. Wouldn’t you like to go into an interview filled with confidence? Here are a few [...]

By | September 11th, 2013|Blog, Interviewing|Comments Off on 4 Key Interview Prep Tips

3 Major Reasons Why Job Search Strategy is Important

Job seekers need a foundation for their job search. Think about other areas of your life that have structure and require documentation. To get a driver’s license you must first take classes or learn to drive, and then take a test to receive a driving permit and ultimately a driver’s license. Similarly, if you are [...]

By | September 4th, 2013|Blog, Job Search|Comments Off on 3 Major Reasons Why Job Search Strategy is Important

Secrets to Creating an Online Portfolio

A digital or online portfolio has several advantages. Creating duplicate physical portfolios is time intensive and can get expensive. Digital portfolios can be copied and customized very easily. They are also easily shared with prospective employers. An online portfolio is also easier to keep updated. Another advantage of a digital portfolio is the multimedia capabilities [...]

By | August 28th, 2013|Blog, Job Search|Comments Off on Secrets to Creating an Online Portfolio

6 Things to Highlight in Your Professional Portfolio

Recruiters and hiring managers are more sophisticated today in what they want to know about a potential candidate for their job searches. Talk is cheap, and sometimes they shy away from candidates without substantiated data that validates achievements listed in career documents. A portfolio is primarily designed to be used in the job interview — [...]

By | August 21st, 2013|Blog, Job Search|Comments Off on 6 Things to Highlight in Your Professional Portfolio

5 Reasons Why Every #Jobseeker Would Benefit From Having a Portfolio

If it’s true that a picture is worth 1,000 words, why don’t jobseekers come to job interviews prepared to show and tell? One of the best ways to do this is with a portfolio, leave-behind, or interview presentation binder.While portfolios are expected in certain “creative” professions, jobseekers in many more “traditional” fields could benefit from [...]

5 Tips to use LinkedIn to get more interviews and job offers

It is common knowledge that recruiters and hiring managers use LinkedIn to find candidates for their job openings. Last year alone there were billions of searches to find people to fill their jobs. Here are a few tips to help you expedite being found on LinkedIn. 1.         How recruiters search for you. They start with [...]

By | July 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Tips to use LinkedIn to get more interviews and job offers

The “Positives” of Being Fired

While it may be difficult to find the silver lining in being fired, there can be some positives. 1.         One of the best things about searching for a new job while you’re unemployed is you can be open about your search. You don’t have to worry about your current employer finding out that you’re looking [...]

By | July 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The “Positives” of Being Fired
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