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Be Specific to Find a Job Quicker . . . . . or, A Rambling Resume Doesn't Help!

When it comes to finding a job, being specific about what you want to do gets your further faster.The more specific you are . . .  the better.Too often I see resumes from job seekers that show a whole lot of experiences in a wide array of jobs, education, training, and accolades.  These ramble on frequently for multiple pages - 5 or 6 or more.  Or, when I ask a job seeker what they want
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Types of Resumes – Resume Formats

There is no one way to write a resume.  Resumes can be organized and written in several formats.  Although you may, from time to time, hear opinions expressed to the contrary, there are several acceptable formats.  And, each of the formats has helped job seekers be successful in finding their new role or position.  The key is to understand the best uses of the various formats, and
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Open and Hidden Markets = the Employment Marketplace

Advertisements    in newspapers          Job Fairs        Employment agencies    Monster.com        Indeed        Linked In     Face book    TweetingSearch firms        Federal employment   
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Staying in Touch - a 5-Step Model for Staying in Touch Once You've Landed

When clients land their new job, I ask them this question: “What are you going to do with your new-found network?  You know, that network of contacts that you built during the course of your job search.”    “Stay in touch?” clients say.“How?”  I ask.    “I don’t know,” they say."Well, here's how . . . . . . . . . "During your search, you worked
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I've Landed - I Want to Shout it From the Rooftops . . . or Do I?

You've landed your new position  -  you have an offer in hand!  You want to tell absolutely everybody, but should you ? ? ?Chances are, if you have been looking for a job, in today's tough, tough employment market, you are working really hard at your job search.  And, when you find a lead, that turns into a real, potential opportunity, and it turns into a bona-fide offer, you've
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“What Happens When I Run Out of Network?”

“What if I run out of network?  What do I do then?”Well, if you’re doing it right, you never do!There are a lot of things to worry about when you are looking for a job or a new or expanded role.  But . . . happily . . . this is not one of them!Upon deciding to look for a new job, most job seekers begin to reach out to the people they know  -  their colleagues, friends, and
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Crafting Your 'L'vator Speech

The dreaded 'L'vator speech!  That short speech you need to make when one of your network contacts You're 'L'vator speech does triple duty!or an interviewer asks: . . . . . . . .“So what do you do?” or “What do you want to do?”         A rambling response or unclear and non-focused answer can stop the conversation in its tracks.Why? Because with
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Referrals are Golden – Handle with Care

Referrals are golden . . .when it comes to your job search.  So, treat then like the gold they are!A referral really can be golden.  Referrals can open doors to company decision makers and organization influences that would not be opened any other way.  So when a network contact hands you a referral, handle it with care!Being referred to a well connected and influential person can lead
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