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Stand Out From the Crowd with An Annotated Reference List
Wed, Aug 21 2013 02:20 | Resume and Marketing Tools
When asked for references, most job seekers just plunk down a list with a few names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers on it.It meets the request, but it's nothing special. It certainly doesn't make a job seeker stand out from the crowd. Stand out from the Crowd!But, you can stand out from the crowd by supplying an Annotated Reference List whenever you're asked for references.
If You’re Not Moving Forward . . . . . You’re Falling Behind
Tue, Aug 20 2013 03:54 | Planning and Strategy
Looking for a job is all about sales – You know that by now, if you have been looking through the articles, tips and tools offered via our AJC – Career Strategy website. And you know that sales is a very action-oriented profession. To make a sale, the smart sales person knows that every action they take, and every activity they engage in, should count toward moving them
Vacation if You Must -- But Be Smart About It! Part 3 of a 3-part series
Mon, Aug 12 2013 12:10 | Planning and Strategy
To Vacation or Not to Vacation ? . . . . . That is a question that frequently comes up during a lengthy job search. If you do decide to take time away from your search, be smart about it! Generally, I advise job seekers to post pone taking a vacation or time away from their search if at all possible. Why? A job seeker runs a real risk to the productiveness of
The REAL Co$t of that Summer Vacation! Part 2 of a 3-part series
Fri, Jul 26 2013 11:47 | Planning and Strategy
To Vacation or Not to Vacation ? . . . . . That is a question that frequently comes up during a lengthy job search. It can be a challenge to keep your search moving forward when the people you need to meet and network with are unavailable. People in the companies you want to meet are on vacation. That interview you’ve been patiently waiting for is delayed by a vacationing
Summer Time . . . . . To Vacation or Not to Vacation? Part 1 of a 3-part series
Sun, Jul 21 2013 01:26 | Planning and Strategy
To vacation or not to vacation ? . . . . . That is the question that frequently comes up during a lengthy job search. It's summer-time, and people take vacations -- - People in companies that you want to meet and network with take vacations. - People who delay your interview by 2 or 3 weeks because they are on vacation. - People
A How To . . . Use A Marketing Plan to Conduct a Better Job Search
Sun, Jun 16 2013 02:02 | Resume and Marketing Tools
So many companies! So many people to contact! So many meetings to attend and network. How do you keep it all straight? With a plan . . . a Job Search Marketing Plan.Your marketing plan creates order out of chaos! I have seen it happen for job seeker after job seeker. I have watched them go from being overwhelmed to feeling in control.
Want a Job? . . . . . You've Got to Do the Work!
Fri, Jun 14 2013 08:41 | Planning and Strategy
Found it! The job I've been searching for.When it comes to finding a job, you’ve got to do the work . . . . . of finding a job!The phrase, “finding a job is a full-time job” pretty much sums it up. If you want to find a job today, plan to work at it like it’s your real job. If you are lucky enough to have a job, while deciding to look for a new one, then carve out some
Be Specific to Find a Job Quicker . . . . . or, A Rambling Resume Doesn't Help!
Sun, May 26 2013 01:09 | Planning and Strategy
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
Types of Resumes – Resume Formats
Wed, May 22 2013 03:55 | Resume and Marketing Tools
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
Open and Hidden Markets = the Employment Marketplace
Tue, May 21 2013 03:13 | Resume and Marketing Tools
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