Category Archives: Career Search

7 ways to set yourself apart in the job search

  In my personal life I drive a van. I’m a van dad; a chauffeur for my kids and their friends. Every night I eat cereal, Great Grains with cranberries, to be exact. Not good for my waistline. Another fact … Continue reading

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One of the most important people in the interview process

Who is one of the most important people in the interview process? The recruiter? Sure they’re important; you go through them to get to the interview. Human Resources? They’re important, as well. Like the recruiter, you may have an initial phone interview with … Continue reading

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8 LinkedIn types that are hurting their brand

Some people just don’t get how to use LinkedIn. As a result, they’re hurting their brand and it comes back to bite them in the ass in their community and their job search. Your behavior is being observed by potentional … Continue reading

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Are you wasting your summer? 5 steps to landing your next job.

Job seekers often ask me if employers are hiring during the summer. My answer to them is, “Sure.” In fact, a career center near me is in the process of filling three positions. But on a whole, employers are not hiring … Continue reading

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3 major Skype interview tips you must know

As my second daughter prepares to go to college in Maine, my wife and I are figuring out how we can see her frequently. The solution that comes to mind is Skype. How does our concern about communicating with my … Continue reading

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5 reasons job seekers dread networking events

  And ways to make events easier. It never fails: When I mention that networking is the most effective way to look for work, my workshop attendees’ faces go blank. Their eyes are suddenly glued to the tables. Their bodies slump … Continue reading

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Introverts, speak up. Six tips on how to be heard

Are you an introvert who has great ideas but fails to voice them at meetings? Have you given up on trying to contribute company rhetoric? You aren’t alone. Many introverts have difficulty expressing themselves at meetings and need to find … Continue reading

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