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Stop the LinkedIn Updates

28. March 2014

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Even though you might be looking at your LinkedIn profile a lot these days, tweaking it to get the attention of your next employer, it might be wise to look at the settings before you look at changing one more thing. Why is this?  Updates. Every single time you update your LinkedIn profile, you will [...]

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Apply Today, Not Next Week

24. March 2014

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Even though many jobs are posted online and in newspapers today, you may not get the job you want when you want it.  In fact, you may have heard ‘no’ so many times that you’re sick of even trying to apply for work.  So, you might spend time collecting possible job ideas before you even [...]

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When You Get an Offer from Another Company…

21. March 2014

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Every once in a while, you might think about leaving your job.  It’s not that you don’t like where you work, but there have to be other possibilities out there, better possibilities, right? Perhaps. Perhaps not. Before you start thinking about another job, consider why you’re thinking of leaving in the first place.  If you [...]

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How to Find Real Jobs in the Online Market

14. March 2014

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If you’ve spent hours trying to find a job online, you’ve probably also spent hours thinking that many of the jobs are not as great as they sound.  You may also have spent time finding out the jobs aren’t real.  To save yourself some time and to increase your chances of connecting to a real [...]

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Don’t Just Look at the Bigger Cities for Work

3. March 2014

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The more you look for work, the more it can seem like a numbers game.  At some point, it begins to seem as though looking at bigger cities with more companies might be the best places to target. However, this is not always the case. Instead, you may want to think about looking at cities [...]

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What Hiring Managers Assume

3. February 2014

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Let’s talk about hiring managers and what they have to go through on a daily basis.  They have to look at hundreds of resumes to find a few people who might be qualified for the job.  Then, they need to run this list past someone else to see if their picks were the right picks, [...]

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How to Target a Job You’ve Never Had

31. January 2014

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You want to get into a different field, and you want to get into that field as soon as possible. The reason(s) for wanting to be in the field may not matter, and they may not even be clear to you, but what does matter is the way you approach companies. After all, you’re now [...]

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Create (Realistic) Job Hunting Goals

27. January 2014

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Just like so many other people, you probably created some resolutions when the year began.  You thought about how many jobs you might apply to each week, how you might tweak your resume, etc. But like so many other resolutions, you may not have followed your plans perfectly. It’s okay, but it’s time to change [...]

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Sometimes, It’s Not (All) About the Money

24. January 2014

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As the job market begins to rebound, those who have been looking for work for a time can afford to be picky.  You start to see the differences in the jobs, the benefits, and the salaries, and you think you should hold out for something that pays more. But maybe that’s not the best strategy. [...]

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Maybe You Don’t Have to be the Hardest Worker

22. January 2014

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Times are changing in the job market and overall work attitude.  While this doesn’t seem to be a part of the discussion about how to find a job, if you’re not up to date with what jobs today will look like, you may not stand out as the person to be selected for the job. [...]

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