Tame the Résumé Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Tiger and Boost Your Job Interview Chances

Have you ever found that perfect job opportunity and then uploaded your résumé to the employer’s website, fully expecting to achieve a job interview? Well, who hasn’t, right? While it is possible that other applicants were more qualified than you for the job, it is also likely that the employer scanned your resume into their …

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Boost Your Job Search Networking Prowess with a Personal Marketing Plan

There has been a lot written online and elsewhere about the importance of networking in creating a successful job search campaign that lays the groundwork for finding a great job. This blog has touched on the issue in the past with several posts. When attending a job search networking opportunity or just speaking individually with …

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Navigating the New LinkedIn for Your Job Search

  Earlier this year, not so subtle changes were unveiled on LinkedIn, and many found (and still find) the new interface difficult to navigate. Technology changes are frequent and inevitable, but nonetheless frustrating. Not to worry, though, with a little practice and instruction, you can use the new interface for your job search just as …

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Take Control of Your Job Search Campaign

As a professional résumé writer and Strong Interest Inventory practitioner, I have helped hundreds of people who are looking for job and/or career opportunities. These people generally fall within one of three categories: 1) attacking the job search with energy and drive; 2) actively pursuing opportunities that they see; or 3) passively waiting for opportunities …

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Using Twitter to Maximize Your Professional Brand

  Social media is everywhere in today’s digital age. One would be missing out if he or she avoided the several social platforms. Twitter is one of those platforms often avoided by the more seasoned employees, and I’d urge you to take another look at it as a tool to help bring awareness to your …

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Will Job Fairs Help You Find a Great Job?

Job fairs have gotten a bad rap over time as resembling more of a meat market than job search opportunity. While it may be easy to dismiss job fairs as a waste of time, a better option is to develop reasonable expectations regarding what can and probably cannot be accomplished by attending. It is important …

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Generate a Successful Job Search Campaign by Employing an Executive Mindset

There is a lot of information available on the web and in other published materials about the skills and attributes needed to be a successful executive. This suggests that there is a mystic about being an executive that does not really apply to other people. It does not take a giant leap in logic to …

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Temp Work: Why and How to Use a Staffing Agency to Find Work

  Sometimes, the job search doesn’t always go as planned. It takes longer than expected to secure the perfect full-time position. The emergency fund starts to run low, and you’ve decided finding temporary work might be in your best interest while you continue to search for your dream, full-time position. Staffing agencies tend to have …

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The Best Job Search Campaign is a Long-term One

People change jobs and even careers in today’s job market like they do cars or laptops. This is an exaggeration, but it is stated to make a point. The idea that a worker finishes school and then secures a great job that has lifetime security and fulfillment is long gone. A society that is speeding …

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Three Ways to Overcome Age Bias in Hiring, Critical to Finding That Great Job

There has been a lot written in recent years about the challenges older workers face in finding gainful employment. In general, people over the age of 55 take longer than their younger job competitors to secure the work they desire with many choosing to leave the workforce out of frustration. The U.S. Census Bureau reported …

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