Putting Great Distance Between Yourself & the Other Candidates

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Just the other day I met with a job seeker to do some resume coaching. What occurred prior to his arriving for our scheduled breakfast meeting was a great example of what today’s job seekers can do to really distance themselves from other…

Top 10 Traits Hiring Managers are Seeking from Candidates

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In the first two days of this week, I heard from three of the people with whom I’ve had the opportunity to do some resume and job search coaching. All three just landed new jobs. What a terrific way to start a week..! They all had much in…

Social Networking – Avoiding the Pitfalls and Leveraging the Tools

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So you have a Twitter account, Facebook page and a LinkedIn profile. That’s a good start. Now…are you actually using them as tools to help you to get re-employed? Or is your online presence creating the wrong personal brand/image and taking…

Are You a “Fit” for My Company’s Culture?

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Over the last few weeks, I’ve brought three new people into our firm, two veteran financial planners and a person to provide market research and analysis for our growing team of advisors. What has this got to do with tips for job seekers? Everything,…

Interview Checklist – Are You Really Ready to “Wow” Me?

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Just a few days ago I had dinner with a long-time friend who is the Marketing Director for a large non-profit organization. When I asked regarding what was the most frustrating part of her job, she immediately replied, “hiring new people”.…

What Might be Keeping You from Receiving the Interview Phone Call

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Just a few days ago I had dinner with a long-time friend who is the Marketing Director for a large non-profit organization. When I asked regarding what was the most frustrating part of her job, she immediately replied, “hiring new people”.…

Tips for the “More Experienced” Job Seeker

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Perception is everything, as the saying goes, and that applies to many things – including job seeking. Let’s talk about how to use your age, if you are 45+ years old, to your advantage when seeking employment. Many of the people with…

Tips for Networking Effectively – It’s Easier Than You Think

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Although the general consensus is that most jobs are found via networking, very few job seekers actually understand (or are comfortable executing) what it takes to do this effectively. When I ask of those with whom I do job search coaching,…

Telling Your Story Effectively During an Interview

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A powerful resume is only the first step to getting your foot in the door. Okay, you got noticed and now you are scheduled for an interview. We all know the saying, “you only have one chance to make a great first impression”. So, what do…

Give Yourself an Edge – Build a Job Search Project Team

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For most of us who have been laid off at some point in our careers, the full-time job of finding a new job can seem pretty daunting. There we are “all of a sudden”, by ourselves, sitting at home challenged with the task of figuring out how…