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Proofing Your Resume and Cover Letter

Proofing a resume or cover letter both for the writer or the numerous friends and family who often review, can be a daunting task. You want that document to be perfect. You’ve heard that one mistake could cost you a job. First, let’s do away with that myth. Thinking that someone is taking your one, two or three-page resume …

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Maintain Your Online Presence

  Having an online presence has become more important than ever in a person’s job search and overall career management.  According to the CareerBuilder annual social media recruitment survey performed by Harris Poll:  “Avoiding a professional online presence may be hurting your chances of finding a new job. More than one third of employers (35 percent) say …

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Background Checks: What is really necessary?

While background checks of potential employees are certainly necessary, some aspects that are being used today are inappropriate.  I am all for the criminal history check, verification of past employers, and when necessary a person’s driving record.  However, a credit check – your FICO score and overall credit history are no business of a potential …

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Book Recommendations for Jobseekers and Small Business Owners

I am often asked about book recommendations regarding personal branding and marketing for jobseekers and business owners, so here are four to consider.  I am definitely a fan of the most updated versions of “ME 2.0, 4 Steps to Building Your Future” by Dan Schawbel, “To Sell is Human” by Daniel Pink, “101 Strategic, Job Search …

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Respect the Jobseeker’s Valuable Time

Whether my clients are discussing their frustrations with the current job search environment, or seminar, workshop and career fair attendees are venting, some complaints remain constant, and one of those complaints is “why are companies wasting my time?”  I know organizations are busier than ever, and employee and management hours have increased, but if you …

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Social Media, the Golden Rule, Your Job Search (and Career)

Daily I will admit shock at the posts I see on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social media.  This doesn’t even include blogs, articles (posted remarks after those blogs and articles), and comment sites (like “who called me” for 1-800 #’s).  Somehow the Internet has become a cacophony of voices wanting to list each and …

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Is the Resume Dead?

This was my recent answer on a Goggle+ thread as to whether the resume is dead: No, because the resume ultimately helps you to develop the information/data/verbiage to communicate your personal brand – essentially it is a marketing document and tool, no longer just static and non-interactive because of its multiple uses. From utilizing content …

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