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Volunteer Work: Your Job Search Secret Path

Tweet Volunteering can be a significant leg up in your job search.  An ariticle in Fast Company, Volunteering Will Save Your Career (Or Put You In A New One), showed that 20% of hiring managers make decision based on volunteer work.  It can serve the same basic function as an internship: it can grow your [...]

Recognizing Unique Networking Opportunities

Tweet Are you taking advantage of networking opportunities in your everyday life? You encounter these opportunities often but may miss them because they are not strictly job related.  Any community where you have built a reputation is an opportunity to network – don’t let your best networking opportunities get away from you because haven’t recognized [...]

Three Ways To Present Temp Jobs On Your Resume

Tweet Much of the cautionary advice about presenting temporary employment on your resume suggests that it may raise a red flag to employers, or brand you as unreliable. However, freelancing, contracting and other short-term work do not have to show you in an unfavorable light.

The 5 Core Competencies of Self-Promotion

Tweet Today our guest blogger is Matt Youngquist. Matt is the President of Career Horizons, serving Northwest individuals and organizations dealing with the unique challenges of job hunting and employment transition.  Matt is a recognized expert in the field of career coaching, job hunting, and professional employment counseling.  You can follow him on Twitter @mattyoungquist. When [...]

Answering “What’s Your Biggest Weakness?”

Tweet Hiring managers love the question “What’s your biggest weakness?” because it tells them at least three different things about you: Are you self-aware? Are you honest? Is your “flaw” something they can live with? If you answer “I work too hard for my own good” or “I’m my own worst critic,” you don’t show [...]

Look the Job

Tweet Image is important when you are job seeking or working.  The image you put forth – be it in person, online, or through your work – communicates who you are and how you work.

What Makes a Good LinkedIn Contact?

Tweet During the sign up process, LinkedIn will ask for a peek at your e-mail contact list.  This is one of the easiest ways to see the public profiles of everyone you know on LinkedIn and if you feel comfortable with their privacy statement, you should do it.  It the fastest way to populate your [...]

Job Seeking for New College Grads

Tweet A challenging job market awaits the tens of thousands of college graduates who receive their diplomas this month.  One recent estimate is that 17% of people ages 20 to 24 do not have a job and two million college graduates are unemployed. The good news is that the job market for recent college grads [...]

Small Business Challenges, Your Opportunities

Tweet In order to bridge the gap between an employer’s needs and your own, try putting yourself in their shoes, and you’ll get a huge perspective shift. I recently sat in on a group discussion about the needs of a small advertising agency regarding client relationships and talent acquisition for the firm, and found the concerns surprisingly similar. [...]

Debunking The Myths Of Networking

Tweet Thanks to Sandy Jones-Kaminski the socially weary job-seeker has a new supporter. Here is a sample of her wisdom regarding the myths of networking: Myth #1: Networking means you’re looking to use people to achieve selfish goals, or opportunistically ask people for help. REALITY: The definition of the word network according to The Oxford Dictionary: [...]

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