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The Art of Telling An Effective Story

Tweet Preparing for an interview can be an exhaustive process.  Do you have the proper wardrobe? Do you know how to get to the office?  Do you know every piece of your resume and why you put it on there?  If you have all of this down, you probably feel pretty prepared, but you forgot [...]

Elevator Pitch Done Right: A Step-by-Step Guide

A job seeker’s elevator pitch can be a powerful tool when done correctly. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use your elevator pitch properly to enhance your job search.

Video Friday: Researching People before the Interview

Got an interview? Research the company, the position, and the individuals who will be interviewing you. Here are some tips for helpful research you can do.

Why Face Time is So Important to Your Job Search

Tweet Focus on face time! That’s the message from research that shows you get a lot more done face to face than you do via email. What’s true in the work environment is even more true in your job search. Here are just a few of the advantages of face to face communication:

Making the Most of the August Slowdown

Tweet Many job seekers notice a slowdown in openings, interviews, and hires during the warm weeks of August. Hiring managers and recruiters may be on vacation and it can feel like not much is happening. If you’ve noticed this, don’t let it discourage you and do not put your job search on hold.

Don’t Ignore Smaller Companies in Your Job Search

Tweet Job seekers often focus their efforts on large firms with name recognition and, in the process, ignore smaller younger companies. However, by doing so, they are eliminating some good options. While looking for a job, you want to broaden your horizons and target a wide range of employers in your field of interest, regardless [...]

Got a case of “False Sense of Productivity”?

You may be busier than ever with job search activities, but are you being productive? How to measure your productivity to produce real results.

The Cast of Characters at Networking Events

Are you a gabber, hog or interrupter? Meet the cast of characters from networking events and learn how to avoid the pitfalls of bad behavior.

Use Your Connections for Job Applications

Tweet Don’t just send in a job application online without finding help from your network. An insider’s introduction or referral helps greatly to make you stand out. When you’re interested in a job, find people in your network that can help with your application.

Thankfulness for Job Seekers

Tweet If you’ve lost your job or faced a long job search, it may feel like there is little to be thankful for. But thankfulness, the conscious awareness of the good in our lives, is vital to keeping a positive mindset.  A Wall Street Journal article reports that research shows thankfulness has actually been proven [...]

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