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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 [...]

Getting the Networking Conversation Started

Tweet It’s not uncommon to find yourself tongue-tied at the prospect of a networking conversation.  Critical as networking is to today’s job search, it can feel awkward to initiate such chats. Today we’ll focus on getting started and future blogs will address continuing the conversation and on the big finish.

Avoiding LinkedIn Faux Pas

Tweet Job seekers know LinkedIn can be a vital part of a successful job search.  But use it incorrectly and you will alienate people in your network, create bad will and maybe even cost yourself opportunities.  Here are some common LinkedIn mistakes and how to avoid them:

Video Friday: When They Say You Are Overqualified

Tweet It’s not uncommon for a job seeker to be told he or she is overqualified for a position. If this happens to you, it is possible to respond in a way that keeps you in the running for the job.  In today’s video blog, Jobfully’s Carrie Krueger explains what to do when you’re told [...]

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:

Making Your Resume Stand Out

Tweet We often hear statistics about how many people apply for any given job opening. If the statistics are correct, recruiters and hiring managers sift through a lot of resumes. What’s the secret to standing out and being one of the resumes selected for follow up?

Improving Communication During Interviews

Tweet Good communication skills can mean the difference between success and failure in job interviews.  If you are stalling at interviews, communication skills could be the problem. Here are four things to focus on to improve communication skills in interviews:

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:

Video Friday: Widening Your Network

Tweet A successful job search involves continually growing your network. Today on Video Friday, some easy ways to do that.

Easy Ways to Thank Your Network

Tweet It’s important to thank your network on a regular basis.  People are much more likely to help if they feel their efforts are appreciated. Your sincere, gracious thanks shows you notice the extra effort and are grateful for it.  It also keeps you top of mind with those in your network.  Here are some [...]

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