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Guidelines for Preparing an Effective Resume
Thu, Oct 4 2012 04:14 | Resume and Marketing Tools
There is no one way to prepare a resume. Resumes are organized and written in many different formats. And job seekers have been successful using all different types of formats. The important thing to keep in mind in going through the process of writing your resume is your GOAL. It should be the driver of the format you use and the content you include. Simply put, your resume
You’ve Got the Job . . . Now What? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Tips for Staying Marketable
Wed, Oct 3 2012 02:41 | You've Got The Job Now What?
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
Negotiation: What is it and Why do it?
Mon, Oct 1 2012 08:50 | Negotiation
“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.
Networking: What is it and . . . .Do I have to?
Fri, Sep 28 2012 08:33 | Networking and Interviewing
"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.”
Looking for a Job – Don’t start in the Middle
Fri, Sep 21 2012 03:03 | Planning and Strategy
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.
Looking for a Job – You're in Sales!
Thu, Sep 20 2012 02:55 | Planning and Strategy
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
6 Traits of Successful Job Seekers
Tue, Sep 11 2012 02:58 | Planning and Strategy
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
An Overview of the Prospect and Process for . . . Finding the Job You Really Want
Fri, Aug 31 2012 07:22 | Planning and Strategy
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
Getting Started - How to Begin to Write Your Resume
Tue, Aug 28 2012 10:57 | Resume and Marketing Tools
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
Tue, Aug 28 2012 10:55 | Resume and Marketing Tools
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