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Phone Interviews: 8 Steps To Be Prepared

It’s important to handle a telephone interview properly.  Recruiters and hiring managers are all managing heavy schedules.  A telephone interview is a great way to see if a candidate ‘fits’ before scheduling all the formal interviews.  It’s a cost-effective and efficient way to screen candidates.  It also gives the candidate the opportunity to see if…

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Summertime Job Search: 3 Tips To Sizzle In The Job Market

Is it productive to do a summertime job search? Many job seekers think that recruiters/hiring managers will be away for the summer. That’s not true. While people do take vacations in the summer and around holidays, very few people take long vacations any more and, if they do, they have someone to cover for them. In the business world, summer is ‘business as usual.’

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Cover Letters: 5 Tips to Maximize Readership

In the job search world today, getting noticed can be the hardest part. Recruiters and hiring managers are bombarded with resumes and only spend a few seconds scanning each one. What should you do to be noticed? Make sure your cover letter stands out and is easy to read.

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Job Seeker: 4 Mistakes You Can’t Make

As a job seeker, you want to maximize all the opportunities you have to get the word out, to get that interview and to follow up. However, there are some general rules you must be careful that you don’t break. You want to be seen as a credible professional looking for a new job, not as an annoying, aggravating pest.

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Is Your Resume Ready for the Mobile/Digital World? (Free Webinar On-Demand)

Webinar Overview With recruiters and hiring managers embracing the mobile world, it’s extremely important to get your resume out using these technologies. Social recruiting has become very important.  It has edged out job boards as a means to connect with employers and can help job seekers get noticed. A mobile/digital resume can help introduce you…

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Twitter Resumes: 4 Examples Showing Why You Should Have One

Should you have a Twitter resume or not?  Twitter resumes are one of the best ways to create short, targeted resumes. They highlight the main reason an employer should hire you, focusing in on your main selling point.  Everyone is reading less text these days and your resume, your cover letter and even your elevator speech…

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Chopped: How To Make A Lunch Interview Successful

Lunch interviews happen quite frequently.  The job might be confidential, interviewers might not have the time in the office, an employer might want to see your social skills or they might want to impress you.  Whatever the situation, you are being evaluated and you must be prepared.  Here are a few dos and don’t to…

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Attending Events & Networking: 5 Important Tips

Attending events and networking are the most important things you can do for your career.  Online conferences and webinars are a great way to learn, but nothing will replace the value of being there, according to Matt Heinz, Heinz Marketing.  I couldn’t agree more.  Here are some of Matt’s reasons and insights: 1.  Get that ‘out of office’…

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New Job, More Money? 4 Items To Watch For

New job, more money.  At least that is what you expect.   But it doesn’t always work that way.   Unless you are careful,  you can lose money with your new job. There are a lot of reasons to take a new job – the opportunity to learn,  try a new industry or do something completely different.  You may be…

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Business Meeting Etiquette: 12 Rules To Follow

A business meeting can be informative or a time wasters.  You can be running the meeting or attending but certain rules apply to all. By following proper etiquette, you establish respect with the participants, help the meeting to run well and establish cooperation.   It’s your responsibility to help by following a few simple rules. 1.  Agenda – The…

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Executive Level Interviews: 4 Selling Points To Discuss

Executive level interviews differ greatly from managerial level ones.  It’s not a matter of what you have done, it’s how you can contribute, directly or indirectly to the profitability of a company.  Communications and other creative roles are usually not seen as revenue producing but you must be able to demonstrate that you understand the…

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Internal/External Interviews: 5 Ways To Present Yourself

Whether you are preparing for an internal or external interview, the biggest battle you will face is one of self-confidence.  If you believe in yourself and your abilities you will come across as a positive candidate—someone that a hiring manager can trust and believe in.  It doesn’t matter if you are up for a promotion…

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Starting Your First Week on the Job Right

By Stephanie Ciccarelli Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer, Voices.com Looking for a job, nay, a career in communications or public relations? To land well as a PR pro, it helps to ask the right questions, be observant and take some initiative. When starting out at a new workplace, you’ll find there are many things to discover…

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Finding Employment as Summer Approaches

By Kristin Scarth, Career Services Manager, Employment BOOST The week before and after Easter is a dead zone for recruiting and hiring. So, getting right back into the groove of searching for a job after spring break is a must. Get on LinkedIn and start reaching out to hiring managers directly so that they would see value…

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Mobile-Ready Resume: 4 Changes To Make Now

Can your resume be read on your mobile phone?  More and more recruiters and hiring managers are viewing resumes on tablets and cell phones.  Making your resume readable on a computer is old-school.  It now has to be readable on a phone’s small screen.   If you’ve been keeping your resume concise and job app ready,  you…

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Candidate Applications: 7 Items A Recruiter Sees On LinkedIn

As a recruiter, I’m on the receiving end of candidate applications on various social media.  The candidate does not know what a recruiter/hiring manager is seeing.  This can make a big difference in how you position yourself.  If you answer an ad on LinkedIn, here’s what the recruiter would see: 1.  Your name. 2.  Your headline. …

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Interviewing 2016: 5 Trends

Everything changes over time.  This is true regarding resumes and interviewing.  While the basics might stay the same, outside influences can mandate change.  Time constraints, a mobile workforce, new legislation and the cost of hiring are forcing changes to the traditional interview.  Here’s what to look for: 1.  Interviewing via Skype.  You don’t have to…

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Social Media & A Job Search: 7 Reasons To Be Careful

  How important are social media sites in your job search?  They are a must so that recruiters can find you and check out your skills and background.  However, they can also get you eliminated from a search.  A new study released by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) highlights just how HR can weed out candidates…

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