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Career Trends that Job Seeking Professionals Need To Know

– Posted in: Career Management Career Marketing Internet Job Searching Personal Branding

In a battered, slowly recovering economic environment, job seeking probably occurs more frequently than is desirable.  While it is useful for qualified professionals to seek improvement of their career status in any economy, current realities have often put people out of work or drawn to a standstill opportunities for advancement.  As these conditions slowly change

9 Keys to Job Search and Career Success in Even the Most Competitive Job Market

– Posted in: Career Management Career Marketing Job Search Techniques

// // It is no surprise to anyone that the job market has become increasingly competitive over the past couple of years. But even as the economy has slowed, and there are increasing numbers of job seekers in the job market, there are many professionals who have been incredibly successful in conducting fast, effective job

Working With Recruiters: 7 Insider Secrets That You Must Know During Your Job Search

– Posted in: Career Management Career Marketing Job Search Techniques
Working With Recruiters: 7 Insider Secrets That You Must Know During Your Job Search 2

// For most job seekers, conducting a comprehensive job search includes—at least to some degree—interfacing with recruiters (a.k.a., headhunters). But, for many people, this is also one of the most misunderstood aspects of a job search. Here are some quick tips and “must-knows” to demystify the process of contacting and working with recruiters, and to

How-to Easily Create a Compelling, Branded Elevator Pitch for Your Job Search

– Posted in: Career Management Career Marketing Job Search Interviewing Job Search Networking Personal Branding

// // The elevator pitch. You are probably familiar with the term. It is most commonly used to describe the concise 60-second speech that business owners and executives, as well as salespeople, use to describe their business, product, or service to others. More importantly, it is a speech that is delivered in a compelling way

Is Your Resume a Lie?

– Posted in: Career Management Resume Writing

// // A couple of years ago, there was a high-profile story in the news about the consequences of lying on a resume. Did you see it? Robert Irvine, the host of his own show "Dinner: Impossible" on the Food Network did not have his contract renewed for the following season. The problem, apparently, is

Job Search Checklist: Land a New Job In Record Time

– Posted in: Career Management Job Search Techniques

The days of simply browsing through the Sunday newspaper and sending out a few resumes in order to win your next career opportunity are over. The days of retiring after having worked for just one or two companies are also over. Downsizings, mergers, offshoring, acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, consolidation, and other change initiatives have required rapid

Salary Negotiation Tips: How-To Raise Your Salary Even In a Competitive Job Market

– Posted in: Career Management Job Search Interviewing
Salary Negotiation Tips: How-To Raise Your Salary Even In a Competitive Job Market 2

Salary Negotiation Tip #1: Know your value and be able to clearly articulate the returns that an employer can expect from hiring you. Never forget that as an employee you are investment. When a company hires you, they are making a financial investment through the compensation and benefits that they provide you (as well as

5 Quick Tips for Handling Job Search References

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5 Quick Tips for Handling Job Search References

// // Tip #1 for Handling Job Search References: Never submit your job search references with the resume. You want to have a face-to-face meeting with the employer, or at the very least, a telephone interview, before providing references. The purpose of the resume, at least at this stage of the job search process, is

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