Category Archives: Career Search

Job seekers, surround yourselves with these 5 people

Increasingly more job seekers are opening up to me saying the hardest part of being unemployed is the emotional drain they feel. Some will tell me they’ve never felt worse in their life. Sure, money is an issue, but it’s … Continue reading

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LinkedIn status update etiquette. How often should you update?

I posted a status update asking LinkedIn members how often they update. Asking a question, after all, is one of the many updates you should post. The response wasn’t as great as I would have like, much like when I … Continue reading

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Create a kick-ass LinkedIn profile summary with these 4 elements

When was the last time you touched your LinkedIn profile Summary? Was it eight years ago? Longer? Does it fit you still? Maybe it’s like a pair of corduroys that are out of style, more suited for the ’80s. I … Continue reading

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3 factors that motivate you in your job search

  For some of you reading this, the bad news is that you’re unemployed; but the good news is that you are in complete control of finding your next job. In Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Daniel Pink writes … Continue reading

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Electronic business cards. How cool is that?

I have four questions for you. Where do you keep your personal business cards? I keep mine in the top drawer of my dresser and in the glove compartment of my car. I keep two or three in my wallet. They’ve also been know … Continue reading

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Keywords are important to have on your résumé

But don’t make it a dumping ground for keywords. I don’t believe a résumé’s greatest attribute is its layout. Don’t get me wrong, how your résumé is structured matters a great deal; but content is by far the most important … Continue reading

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5 reasons to tell your children you lost your job

I tell my customers the first thing they need to do is tell everyone they know that they are unemployed. This includes former colleagues; friends; neighbors; relatives; hair stylists; convenience store owners; LinkedIn connections; Facebook friends; and even people they meet for … Continue reading

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