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You’ve Got the Job . . . Now What? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Tips for Staying Marketable

Many job seekers with whom I have worked have asked this question:      "How do I ensure that I am never laid off again?"       Of course, the truthful answer is “You can’t.”  Congratulations!  You have landed your new job.But, unfortunately, you can never ensure that you will not be looking for another new job again.  Such is the
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Negotiation: What is it and Why do it?

“I’ve been looking for a job and finally got an interview.”    “That’s great!  It’s a tough market out there and just getting an interview is an accomplishment.”     “Well, you found a job not that long ago.  This is my first interview in a while.  Any advice?”    “Yeah, don’t ask about benefits or salary too soon. 
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Networking: What is it and . . . .Do I have to?

"I’m looking for a job.”    “Good luck with that!  It’s tough out there.”“Well, you found a job.”    “Yeah, but it took a while.”“Well, I’m just beginning to look.   I’m sending out my resume and answering a lot of ads.”    “Well, you’ll have to do more than that.  You’ll have to do some networking.”
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Looking for a Job – Don’t start in the Middle

Begin at the BeginningStarting a job search with ONLY a resume in hand is like starting a road trip in the middle.  You haven’t prepared a route, you haven’t planned what to take, and you’re not sure where you’ll end up!  This unplanned and un-strategized approach will have you wandering aimlessly down the highway on a road trip, and doing the same thing on your route to a new job. 
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Looking for a Job – You're in Sales!

I often ask groups, or clients, I'm speaking to: “Have you ever been in sales?”       In a group, a few hands generally go up.    I then ask the group:  How many of you ARE in sales?  Again, a few hands go up. I then ask:   How many of you are looking for a job?       As the light bulb goes on, all hands
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6 Traits of Successful Job Seekers

One of my clients walked into our job search team meeting one day and declared:  “Persistence.  I think it just really takes being persistent to get a job today.”  The comment started a discussion among the members of the job search team!   And, it started me thinking.  What had I noticed about the traits of successful job seekers?  What did they seem to have
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An Overview of the Prospect and Process for . . . Finding the Job You Really Want

Have you decided to look for a new job or find a new role for yourself?  If you have, I am here to tell you that you can do it! However, if you are like many of my clients, and it’s been a while since you sought a new role or job, I am also here to tell you that going about finding a job has changed.  As you begin to think about and plan your search, here are some things to think about
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Getting Started - How to Begin to Write Your Resume

Your resume is a lifeline to your next position!  It is a particularly acute lifeline if you are out of work or miserable in your current position. Yet I’ve talked with job seeker after job seeker who delays producing this all-important marketing tool.  Why?  Why is it so hard to get started?Why is it so hard to get started?There are lots of reasons job seekers put off writing their
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Resume Realities

Here is a quick look at some truths about resumes as evidenced by their use and role in today's employment marketplace.Resumes get seconds - not minutes - on the first read-through.  Some recruiters now say as little as “7" seconds for a first-time read-through!A resume presents a “snapshot” of you. Resumes should be focused and tell the reader what you want to do.Resumes should be relevant
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What is the Purpose of a Resume?

What is the job of your resume?  When you think about it, . . . . . its job is simple: To get you into the employment game and keep you there until you land your ideal job! However, a well-crafted resume that is a strategic, focused, future-oriented, relevant, and succinct written representation  of you and your career history is anything but simple!  It is quite a complex document. 
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