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Use Letters to Show and Sell
Mon, Aug 26 2013 01:31 | Resume and Marketing Tools
Writing letters is part and parcel of the process of finding a job. While composing letters may seem uncomfortable if you're not much of a letter-writer, keep in mind that letters provide you with another opportunity: (1) to show what you can do, and (2) sell a prospective employer on the benefits of hiring you!While writing
Select, Prepare, and Protect Your References
Sun, Aug 25 2013 01:37 | Resume and Marketing Tools
Identifying a few folks who will speak on your behalf, and then listing their names on a sheet of paper seems like a simple enough task. When your list is complete, voila', you have a reference list to be given out to prospective employers. Right? . . . . . Wrong!Compiling your reference list, called an Annotated Reference List, is anything but simple. Just
References are Golden – Handle with Care
Thu, Aug 22 2013 02:56 | Resume and Marketing Tools
Referrals open doors. References get you invited in! References are golden. Treat then like the gold they are! In an article entitled Referrals are Golden – Handle with Care I noted that referrals can open doors that might not be opened any other way. Once opened, references can get you invited in! References should be handled with care. Names and phone numbers should
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