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About.me – Build Your Online Image & Personal Brand

– Posted in: Career Management Career Marketing Job Search Networking Personal Branding
About.me - Build Your Online Image & Personal Brand

The marketing of products and services is all about building brand identification.  So, too, is personal marketing, whether you're looking for a job or otherwise advancing your professional career.  Gone are the days when you could rely on just your resume and some good old-fashioned references to get you where you wanted to go.  Today, building

“You Can’t Always Get What You Want…”: How To Get The Most Value From An Informational Interview

– Posted in: Career Management Career Marketing Job Search Interviewing Job Search Networking Job Search Techniques
"You Can't Always Get What You Want...": How To Get The Most Value From An Informational Interview 2

With apologies to Mick Jagger, while an informational interview may not get you the job you want, you just might find you get what you need:  Useful, insightful information about a job, a career or an industry;  information that has the potential of yielding both short and long-term benefits, not only with respect to any job search

Essential Steps To Take Before You Quit Your Job

– Posted in: Career Management

"Take this job and shove it"!  The title of a popular 1977 country song (sung by someone ironically named Johnny Paycheck), it describes a feeling many, if not most, of us have felt at least once in our professional lives.  Life isn't perfect, and neither is employment.  Dissatisfaction with a job may be so great

How Do You Know When It Is Time To Start Job Searching? Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore!

– Posted in: Career Management Job Search Techniques
Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

Let's be honest: Job searching is rarely enjoyable. However, like paying taxes or seeing the dentist, we all have to do it from time to time. Sometimes job searching is necessary because of lay-offs (those who suffered as a result of "downsizing" during the most recent financial crisis know what that looks like). There are,

5 Tips to Really Stand Out in Your Job Search and Get Hired Quickly

– Posted in: Career Management Career Marketing Job Search Techniques
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// // With your excellent skills, detailed knowledge, and vast experience, you may think that your job search will be smooth sailing, even in the current economic times. But don’t be too complacent. Given the numbers of people who are out of work or underemployed, the likelihood of getting hired quickly may not be as

Tips When Negotiating A Salary that Every Job Seeker Should Know

– Posted in: Career Management Job Search Interviewing Job Search Techniques

Look!  It's the job you want!  It's perfect!  The work you'll be doing, the reputation of the company, the title, location, everything!  Wait, what?  Not everything?  The salary isn't quite what you were hoping?  Well, this scenario is commonly faced by job seekers and here's some advice on what to do about it. Nothing personal. 

Networking Tips From The Experts: How To Network Your Way To A New Job

– Posted in: Career Management Career Marketing Job Search Networking Job Search Techniques

You check the newspaper or online listings, see a position that could be great for you, and you apply to it – never to hear from that organization. Does this scenario sound familiar? With fewer jobs in the marketplace, competition is extremely fierce. But if this single, traditional method of finding new employment isn’t working

Job Searching at Job Fairs: Key Tips For Success

– Posted in: Career Management Career Marketing Job Search Networking Job Search Techniques

Whether you're looking for a new job or a different one, for part-time employment, extra income or a complete career makeover, job searching is serious business, one that requires diligence, focus, creativity, drive, ingenuity and imagination.  It also requires you to be honest with yourself.  Honest about your work habits, your strengths and weaknesses, your

Not Just “Who You Know,” But How Well You Know Them – A Simple Guide to Building Your Job Search Professional Network

– Posted in: Career Management Career Marketing Job Search Networking Job Search Techniques

Technology has altered the landscape of job searching in many ways.  We're able to access job market information regardless of location and share files/data/information on demand, as needed, without regard to where the prospective employer may be.  There is one component of looking for work that hasn't changed, however:  Networking.  However, the old adage of

Success: How to Silence Shyness in Your Job Search

– Posted in: Career Management Career Marketing Job Search Interviewing Job Search Networking Job Search Techniques
How to Silence Shyness in Your Job Search

Are you shy?  Do you feel awkward in social settings that involve people you don't know, or perhaps even people you do?  If so, then a job search is probably not your favorite project, requiring as it does networking, cold-calling, follow up with strangers and telephone or in-person interviews where you're required to talk about

Cloud Computing: How a “Cloudy” Forecast Can Help Your Job Search

– Posted in: Career Management Internet Job Searching Job Search Techniques

By now we've all grown accustomed to the cloud.  To illustrate the impact of the cloud, a recent study reported that $1.1 trillion will be added to U.S. business revenues by 2015 due to IT innovations.  It's clear then, that cloud computing is here to stay.  What's not as clear is how effectively the cloud can

6 Expert Tips On How-To Ask For & Get Great Job References

– Posted in: Career Management Career Marketing Job Search Networking Job Search Techniques
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Job references.  Yes, we know.  We can almost hear you groaning.  Probably because, as much as you dislike having to make the necessary arrangements to get them, you know that it is "difficult" (i.e., virtually impossible) to get a job without good, if not great, job references.   We say "make the necessary arrangements" because there's

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