6 Rules for Smarter Email for Your Job Search

Effective e-mail is critical to your job search success, and it’s not difficult to achieve. When you are conducting a job search, try to think like someone in your “target market.” Put yourself in the position of the recipient of your message. Why would they read your message? How will they react if they do […]

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A Personal Brand Is Required Today

I know many people view the term “personal branding” as nonsense – pretentious hogwash and marketing balderdash. They feel that we didn’t need a personal brand in the 1990′s so we don’t need one now. Life would be much simpler for all of us if that view was correct. But, unfortunately, it is wrong. We lived in […]

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Smart Bragging Wins Your Next Job

Smart bragging is a requirement for job search success today. Unfortunately, many of us are not comfortable bragging about our accomplishments. We have been taught that bragging is not polite or smart. Boasting about our accomplishments makes us look needy, clueless, insecure or otherwise inadequate, missing the important personality trait known as modesty. When we point […]

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5 Ways to Connect with Hiring Managers

Bringing yourself to the attention of hiring managers, who have the ability to hire you, is a very good way to connect with a job. With social media and the Internet, we have excellent sources of information and methods to connect with those hiring managers when we approach the project methodically. 5 Ways to Connect with […]

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Common Job Search Strategy that Kills Opportunities

One of the most common and popular job search strategies is also one of least effective today and, ultimately, can be deadly. That common strategy: Focusing most job search time and effort on applying for jobs without regard to fit for the opportunity. The process of searching through job postings and applying for jobs feels productive. When you are doing it […]

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Job Search Success: Unemployed Woman Over 60

Job search successes happen constantly — more than 5,000,000 jobs are filled in the USA every month. But, most job seekers don’t learn about those successes. This post is the first of a series to help you see how those successful job seekers landed their new jobs. Job Search Success: Betty, Over 60, Seeking a […]

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New Ways to Find Jobs With Job Boards

Smart job seekers think beyond simply applying for the jobs they find on job boards. The apply-apply-apply method doesn’t work well now. In fact, applying too often without being careful about the jobs you are applying for can backfire. Employers blacklist “resume spammers” who apply for every job regardless of fit with the requirements. While job boards are […]

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How to Become a Boomerang Employee

A  boomerang employee is one who has left (usually quit) an organization to work somewhere else, or to drop out of the workforce for a while. Then, later, they return to work for that employer again, like a boomerang returns to the person who threw it. More than 2% of all employees (nearly 3 million […]

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Avoid These 5 Deadly LinkedIn Mistakes

LinkedIn mistakes are too common and can be very damaging. Those errors make a job search more difficult and career success more challenging than it should be. Avoid being one of these unfortunate people by avoiding these 5 common LinkedIn mistakes. LinkedIn Mistakes Too Many People Make Picture a recruiter, who has the perfect job or opportunity for […]

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The 5 Best Job Search Strategies for 2017

Because they don’t understand today’s best job search strategies, many folks are struggling, searching for jobs for many months. The reason? They focus all their efforts on applying for jobs on job boards. My advice: Stop applying for every job you find! Because — Fewer than 15% of jobs are filled through job boards. Job seekers face the most intensive competition on job boards because […]

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