Managing Your Money during a Job Search Campaign

There are few things more stressful than a job search when you are unemployed. While unemployment compensation can help, it rarely—if ever—covers the full range of living expenses faced by people looking for work opportunities. We live in a society where most people do not necessarily have large revenue reserves to fall back on and …

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An Unconventional Approach to the Job Search: Sending Letters of Introduction (LOI)

  It’s happened to all of us. We spend hours on the web applying to jobs, day in and day out, and receive no response. At some point, we start to feel like we’ll never get anywhere and long for the days of face-to-face interaction. The digital world can make looking for a job a …

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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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The Skype Interview: Treat this 21st Century Interview Technique with a Little Old School Savvy

  The digital world is changing everything from how we communicate to how we consume news, and it is even changing how we interview. The job world is becoming more and more comfortable with adopting virtual tools to vet candidates, conduct interviews, have meetings, and share information. The digital age can make communication a little …

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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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