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To Find A New Job Quicker . . . Follow-up!

Over the years, I have asked many, many job seekers after they landed a new job or role:     “If you had it to do over again, what would they do differently?                Their answer:  follow up.  To find a new position quicker, follow-up is a must!  It is not enough to just submit an application or resume
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Job Search Marketing Tools

You've decided to look for a new position.  You’ve written your resume.  You are ready to go!   Right? . . . .  Wrong.  Your resume is only the first of several tools you will need to market yourself in today's employment marketplace.  After all, if finding a job is all about selling yourself  -  and it is  -- then you will need all your sales tools
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A Job Search Audit

Been at your search for a while?  A Job Search Audit can tell you how you’re doing.I advise all my job search clients, when they have been at this task for 3 or more months, to audit their search.  Performing a Job Search Audit can corroborate what you’re doing well and provides ques and clues to areas for improvement.Why?  As with the “Weekly Review,” this is another $$ no-cost
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Schedule a Weekly Review . . . Weekly

How is your job search progressing?  Don’t really know!  Schedule a weekly review weekly to find out.   If you actually keep this appointment with yourself (Therein lies half the battle!) to review progress and set a schedule for the upcoming week’s work, you’ll progress further faster!Dale Carnegie, in his now classic self help book, How To Win Friends & Influence People,
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Don’t Go Into Business Because You Need a Job

Don’t go into business because you need a job  – Go into business because you want to be in business.  I often hear clients who are looking for a job say that they are thinking about starting a business.  This generally occurs after they have been searching for a job for a while and have not landed a job yet.  Seems like an option – right?  Wrong.   1. 
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Resumes Get Seconds . . . . Make Them Count

Resumes get seconds  --  not minutes  --  on the first read-through by a recruiter.  Make them count!  The numbers vary - some say they get 30 seconds of a recruiter's time; some guesstimate it as low as 6.  Wherever it falls on the scale between 6 - 30, the fact is that you have a short amount of time to impress a recruiter.  So make the most of that time to
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Networking in Small 1-to-1 Conversations: How Do I Do It?

Talking with people in your network in order to share information about you, as well as seek information and advice, is a time-tested technique for finding a new position or enhancing the one you’ve got!        But why?It's a Smart Strategy!Because . . . as folks in your network of contacts learn about you, and the needs you can fill in an organization, they begin
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How to Write an Accomplishment Statement

Your resume is a key marketing tool and your sales brochure.  It “sells” you in the employment marketplace.To make your resume as strong a sales tool as possible, it should be what we call "Accomplishment-Based,"showing how you achieve results. . . . . That means that you write not only what you did but how it turned out.  You show on paper what you did, meaning the duty or task your
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Tired of Writing and Rewriting your Resume? - Save Time With a Master Resume

Question:  Tired of writing and writing and re-writing your resume for every job you apply for? Answer:  If you are, Craft a Master Resume.  It will save you time and the aggravation of writing and re-writing your resume!Today, any savvy job seeker knows that in order to stand the best chance of being viewed as a viable candidate, you must customize each resume you send out for
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Resume Template - Chronological resume

There is no one way to do a resume.  There any many formats.  However, what is important is a format, and any variations of that format, that clearly shows a job seeker's skills, experience, and accomplishments in an EASY-TO-READ way.  The chronological format shown here does that.  It makes it easy for any recruiters and hiring managers to read about you and see if you might
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