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Getting Constant Rejections in Your Job Search?

Assumptions that individuals make during a job search, particularly when it comes to rejections, are rarely true. We second guess ourselves because of perceived failure. Below, I offer a more accurate assessment of what is often occurring, and a few tips to overcome it when the issue is one you can rectify.  1) The organization interviews candidates …

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50 Shades of Privacy

50 Shades of Privacy

Let’s face it, we already knew our online public data was being used for targeted marketing purposes and for public search information (both paid and free). What about data analysis for your company’s use? Are you comfortable with that potential? What if that supposed “free data” was being used to determine if you were going to leave your …

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Know Your Value

“We often don’t realize our true value until after we negotiate a salary and benefits package.  Know your value, don’t just take that first offer.  Show them you are multifaceted and provide cross functional experience that is worthy of a better offer.  Most companies will give you more, you just need to ask.” – Karen …

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What is a Waste of Space, Unprofessional or Inappropriate on Your Resume?

What is a Waste of Space, Unprofessional or Inappropriate on Your Resume?

I found the above picture yesterday in a search for graphics, and it immediately struck me as perfect for my article. While everyone writing their resume is doing so in earnest and with the best information they have, often the person writing it may have received bad resume advice from friends and family, used poorly …

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11 Interview Tips Experts Say Will Make You Stand Out

11 Interview Tips Experts Say Will Make You Stand Out

I was honored to recently participate in a colleague’s article interviewing 11 experts on how to “stand out from the crowd” while in an interview.  Below is my tip for jobseekers, and a link to the full article. “Craft answers to Behavioral Interview questions prior to the interview.  I take every one of my clients …

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The Value of References

The Value of References

Job seekers often send their resume with “References available upon request” included in the document.  However, this information is unnecessary, as it is expected that you will be able to supply references, whether you have said so or not.  A reference listing (a separate page from your resume listing each reference and their contact information) …

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MAKING THE RIGHT IMPRESSION IN DIGITAL AND WEBCAM INTERVIEWS

MAKING THE RIGHT IMPRESSION IN DIGITAL AND WEBCAM INTERVIEWS

  There are numerous companies currently offering the ability to interview digitally or via online web cam, including HireVue, TruHire and Skype.  Especially for long distance job opportunities, these technologies have saved companies and jobseekers a great deal of time and money.  Don’t be surprised though if a local company you have applied to wants …

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