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Eye Catching LinkedIn Summary

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: November 27, 2013 at 12:11 pm

  I recently attended a LinkedIn conference and the presenter expressed the importance of having an outstanding summary. The summary is essentially your “elevator pitch”- unfortunately the majority of people are missing the importance of branding the summary and telling “their” story.   First Person Your summary should be written in first person and should... » Read Full Article

4 Resume Mistakes Commonly Made

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: November 21, 2013 at 8:58 am

The company you want to work for is hiring and there’s an opening for which you’re perfect. You rush home to create your resume and, in all of the excitement, you made some errors that end up costing you an interview. Over the years I have seen a number of mistakes- here are the top... » Read Full Article

Using the Holiday Season to Find a Long-Term Position

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: November 14, 2013 at 12:43 pm

In addition to retail, many companies gear up their hiring during Thanksgiving and Christmas. There are event planners, caterers, travel agents, personal shoppers who consider the holidays one of their busiest seasons. The list goes on and on. To the average job seeker, this time of year may seem like a clear path into a... » Read Full Article

Do Cover Letters Really Matter?

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: November 12, 2013 at 10:59 am

Most candidates apply for jobs online, attaching their resume and hitting ‘send’. You may wonder why you’d need a cover letter for such a simplified process. The reasons are the hiring managers or recruiters who will be reviewing your documents. Most are overwhelmed with countless applications. They’re not eager to open every single resume to... » Read Full Article

Your Resume is Only the First Step

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: November 7, 2013 at 11:34 am

Many candidates believe that once they’ve submitted a professional resume and cover letter, all they need to do is wait for the phone to ring. Or the emails to pop up. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. It may be discouraging, but you have to keep active in your job search, rather than becoming passive. Don’t... » Read Full Article

Are Resumes Outdated?

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: November 5, 2013 at 8:52 am

With Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media popping up like wildflowers, many candidates wonder - Do I really still need a resume? The answer is yes. Here’s why. No Social Media is Perfect If you think it’s difficult to write a resume – condensing your skills, knowledge and achievements down to one or two pages... » Read Full Article

What’s the Best Resume Format for You?

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: October 31, 2013 at 2:23 pm

In a tight job market, candidates worry about everything from the font choice on their resume to its size. They wonder – “Should I put my LinkedIn url on my resume or should I only include my email?” They worry about whether they have enough experience or too much or not the right kind. All... » Read Full Article

Getting an Interview? These Valuable Tips Can Help You Land the Job

AUTHOR: Darlene Z.
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POSTED: October 24, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Receiving a job prospect call and getting an interview can be the beginning of a lucrative career, depending on how you present yourself to prospective employers. In today’s competitive job market, even high quality candidates may be overlooked or turned down for positions for any number of reasons. But one sure-fire way to kill any chance at... » Read Full Article

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