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  • Marketing Yourself in Your Job Search
    by Debra Wheatman - June 19, 2018
    I recently received this question via email: How do I set up my resume and LinkedIn profile for the NEXT job I want? If I’m a “Manager,” I’m not that interested in jobs with the title “Manager” in them. But how do I ensure people searching for Senior Managers, or Directors find me if my current job title is Manager? Similarly – how do I put together a CV which says I’m ready...
  • How to Take Notes at a Job Interview (and How Not to)
    by Thea Kelley - June 15, 2018
    The original article can be found on Thea's blog. Is it appropriate to take notes during a job interview? Generally yes, and the way you do it sends messages about you that can help you get the job – or lose it. Here’s how to take notes during an interview. Politeness counts. First, show consideration for the interviewer by asking, “Is it all right if I take a few notes?” Most will say &ldq...
  • Overcoming the Unique Challenges Technology Presents the Modern Job Seeker
    by Hallie Crawford - June 14, 2018
    Technology makes a wealth of information available to us. That provides the modern job seeker with many advantages. As we learned in a previous article, job seekers can feel more prepared than ever before for a job interview, make sure the job they are considering is the right fit, and connect with others who work in that capacity. However, technology also presents job seekers with unique challenges that didn’t exist...
  • Stop Making Random Efforts and Conduct an Effective Job Search
    by Sherri Edwards - June 13, 2018
    In my last post, I covered the reasons why a passive job search typically does not produce the desired or longer-term results. An effective job search begins with taking a controlled approach, which is very much the same as building a business. You need to know what you want to accomplish, who your target market is, what they need and if you can supply it (for the right price). Once you have established what you want, you can...
  • 4 Ways to Stop Hating Networking and Make it More Fun
    by Lisa Rangel - June 6, 2018
    Fact: I used to despise networking. A sense of dread would come over me. I would do it, but I hated it. I established routines to network regularly, but I would fall off the wagon and have to start over again. I dreaded starting over even more, but I would do it. I have come to learn this is a common vibe among a lot of us. Regardless of the need to network – need a new job, drum up business, update ski...
  • 8 Easy Ways to Make Yourself More Hireable
    by Michelle Dumas - May 31, 2018
    As a job seeker you probably are well aware of the many obstacles on the road to landing a new job successfully. Knowing the best approach to the process will help your job hunting efforts be fruitful and productive. Whether you are just starting the journey to a new position or you’ve been beating the path for a long time, it’s important to know how to make yourself more hireable and what it is that will open door...
  • Technology Advances And Job Search Change
    by Georgia Adamson - May 30, 2018
    If you still plan and conduct your job searches the same way you did 10-15 years ago, you probably aren’t getting the traction you used to back then. Some things never change, while others seem to change every time you turn around. If you don’t see the need for significant change in your job search plans or if you actively resist the idea of making changes, it’s important to understand one key fact: Change...
  • Everything Old Is New Again
    by Stacey Lane - May 29, 2018
    I’ve been walking several times a week with a friend. We hike through the hills in our neighborhood and at the end of the hour, I’ve easily gotten 90+ flights of stairs and 10,000 steps logged on my Fitbit. We chat the entire hour. We discuss politics, the economy, technology, work, family, new recipes we’ve tried and our weekend plans. We’re both self-employed so we often talk business strategy and wha...
  • Is Your Job Search Productive?
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - May 18, 2018
    When it comes to your job search, there’s no arguing that the Internet is an incredibly valuable tool. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, online search has become the most used tool for job seekers. But even though the posts are there — are the jobs themselves? The research team at Reviews.com aimed to answer this question with a six-week long study. They consulted with experts and hands-on tested the m...
  • Dear Deb: Submitting A Bill After An Interview
    by Debra Wheatman - May 17, 2018
    Hi Deb: I’m currently employed, and have been interviewing for a few months. A friend of mine just told me that he submits a bill for his travel expenses to his interviewer after the interview is complete. He will bill the interviewing company for his mass transit ticket, parking, mileage, and any other expenses associated with his travel. He said that I should be doing this too, as it “commands respect.”...