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Hello: 5 Networking Questions

“Hello, I’m Marie and you are?” Yes, networking can be awkward.  Most of us hate to do it and rely on the standard introductions and questions.  How many times have you been asked or asked someone, “What do you do?”  To be good at networking, you must understand your goal. Your networking goal is to make a…

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Typefaces: 10 Best Resume Fonts

The typeface you choose for your resume is very important.  Your resume needs to be clear and concise as possible.  It also must be read on many types of devices from desktops to mobile phones.  Sans-serif typefaces are best for small screens and the easiest to read on all screens.  Make sure your resume is…

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Resumes: 20 Powerful Words To Add

Adding powerful words to your resume is important.  Every word counts and you must make sure you are using the right ones.  Today with applicant tracking systems, Twitter resumes, word counts and hiring managers who are scanning resumes on electronic devices, your resume must be as concise as possible.   Your words must capture the readers attention immediately. Meaningless…

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Ready To Quit? A 10 Step Plan To Help The Process

Ready to quit your job but don’t have a new one lined up?  If things were perfect, you wouldn’t move until you had a position.  Unfortunately, you may be in a situation that you find intolerable.  It may be very stressful, a terrible commute or just a dead end job. What you have to remember is…

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Interviews: 4 Steps To Follow Up

The rules to follow up after an interview are simple. First, you must do it and second, you must do it correctly. If you don’t follow up, you risk presenting yourself as uninterested in the opportunity or rude. You want to show that you are courteous, attentive and a good communicator.

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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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