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Clear Goals = Better Networking

Tweet One of the principles of being highly effective is “Begin with the end in mind”. This is important advice in a job search. Being clear about where you want to end up will help you chart a course from here to there. Another strong reason for being clear about your goals is that it [...]

Should I Put Volunteer Work on My Resume?

Tweet Volunteer work is a great way to get involved and help make your community a better place.  It might also help land you your next job.  Many people don’t think to put volunteer work on their resume because it’s not a “regular” paying job.   When writing your resume, include any skills or experience that [...]

The Art of Follow-up

Tweet Some of the most common questions I hear from job seekers have to do with if/when/how to follow-up. Whether you’ve met a new contact, submitted a resume or gone in for interviews, appropriate follow-up is critical. Use your specific situation to determine how to best follow-up. Here are the basic guidelines as a start:

Answering the Question “Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?”

Tweet Where do you see yourself in five years?  It’s a question many people face in interviews, yet don’t take the time to prepare for it.  You may be tempted to envision where you’ll be in five years on a personal level, but that’s not an appropriate way to answer the question.

Why You Still Need a Cover Letter and How to Write a Good One

Don’t ignore cover letters. Here is why and how to write a good one.

Balancing Being Confident and Being Humble

Tweet Job seekers are often given two pieces of potentially conflicting advice: Be humble Sell yourself The two seem contradictory. Is there a way to do both? The answer is yes, but it takes great communication skills, self awareness, and practice. First understand the reasons behind each piece of advice.

How To Answer “What Do You Know About Us?”

Tweet “What do you know about us?”  It’s a common but puzzling question that gets asked at many interviews.  Last week we talked about how to research companies.  Today, how to present the information you gathered in a way that shows you did your research and highlights why your skills and background would be an [...]

The Job Search Sales Process and Why Connections Count

Tweet Do you ever get calls from telemarketers?  How often do you end up making a purchase based on a cold call from a stranger? The statics say sales success based on cold calls is less than 1%.  In job search, sending out resumes to strangers is like cold calling. It has a very low [...]

Questions to Ask When Networking

Tweet Job seekers are well aware that networking is critical, but it can be intimidating.  Even people who enjoy being social can find themselves tongue-tied when they have a goal in mind other than just chatting.

Giving the Gift of LinkedIn Recommendations

Tweet The holiday season is upon us, and many (like me) are scrambling to find gifts for professional colleagues.  While budgets are tight for many, a meaningful gift doesn’t have to cost anything.   A recommendation on LinkedIn is a thoughtful gift that will bee appreciated for many reasons:

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