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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Job Search Coach

Thinking of hiring a Job Search Coach?It can be a good move.  A good job search coach can save you a lot of time and angst, and assist you in finding a better job faster!  While there is NO MAGIC PILL that can get the job done in a nano-second  – as some job seekers I’ve met would like   –   there definitely are advantages to seeking the help of someone who
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On having a successful year . . . Job seeking is a tough row to hoe!  It is can be frustrating, exhausting and even painful.  Job seeker sometimes feel like they can't take one more rejection.  It can often feel like you're spinning your wheels - peddaling ferociously and getting nowhere.surround yourself with positive peoplesurround yourself with knowledgeable people have a job search
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What Do You Do When You Come In Second?

Didn't get the job?  Came in second?  What can you do?  Follow-up      It has happened to all of us!  You found a position you really like.  It feels like a great fit, and you know you have what it takes to not only do the job . . .  but to do a great job.  So, you went after it, gave it all you've got, and earned the opportunity to interview.    
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Success . . . It's In the Company You Keep

The people around you can make or break your job search.   “Success . . . is in the company you keep.” It's an old saying.  But old sayings are around for a reason . . . They make sense. It is true for practically any task or challenge you undertake, and searching for a new job is no exception.In fact, it is an understatement to say that the people around you – and their
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"What Will Get My Resume Read?"

What will get your resume read?  What are some key things that it may be missing, or "missing the boat" on that are contributing to a lack of interest by hiring managers and few call backs from recruiters?Here are some questions from active job seekers that may also be questions that are on your mind.  What they boil down to is this:  What will get your resume read?   Translated,
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What Are the Traits Successful Job Seekers Share?

There are 6 traits successful job seekers share!  Read on to discover what they are and what they do that helped them find their new job.Here are the 6 traits of successful job seekers. 1.  Successful job seekers really, really, really, really want a job  –  First and foremost, to get a job today you’ve got to really, really, really, really want a job!  Otherwise, you
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Looking for a Job – Start at the Beginning

It's the beginning of a brand new year.  And it's also the beginning of a job search for many who will vow to find a new job in the new year.  To succeed, my advice . . . Begin at the beginning.The new year is a time for beginnings.  High among the resolutions of New-Years-Resolution-Makers will be to lose weight, to get in shape, and . . . . . to get a new job.     All
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The Holidays Are Here - So Change Your Search Strategy

The holidays are here, but don't stop your job search.  Just change it!The holidays are in full swing and that puts a different twist on your job search.  It is true that the holidays are a hectic time of year.  And that puts extra challenges on your job search.  It seems that . . . .    - no one will take your calls     -  you don't hear back from
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Bah-Humbug - Not Really, But When it Comes to Those Holiday Traditions . . . .

Spending money you don’t have    on presents you don’t want to buy          to travel to places you don’t want to go              on entertaining you don’t want to doSpending time you don't have    with people you don’t want to see        
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Face Your Fear and NETWORK!

"Networking:  Do I have to?" asks the reluctant job seeker.      Yes you do if you want to find a better job quicker!If you dread the idea of going up to strangers whose paths you cross and striking up a conversation, you are far from alone.  Many, if not most folks - if the truth were told - dread the idea.  They’d rather have a root canal.However, the truth is
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