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Understanding: the Key to Overcoming Procrastination

15. September 2014

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In our last post, we talked about how underlying fears can lead to procrastination in your job search, and how procrastination can turn those fearful thoughts into self-fulfilling prophecies. Now we will explore how you can you push past the fear and stop such thoughts as “I’m going to let my family down” or “I’m […]

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Fear: the Root of All Procrastination

9. September 2014

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Has your job search stalled or perhaps never even got going properly in the first place? Are you beating yourself up for being “lazy?” It may well be that laziness is not your problem at all. In most cases, what lies behind procrastination is really fear. Why, you might ask, should a job search be […]

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Be a Detective and Track Down More Job Opportunities

26. August 2014

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It’s no accident that the “hidden” job market is so named. The vast majority of jobs available are never advertised and so never seen by many job seekers. To tap into this market, you need to think like an investigator solving a crime or uncovering information for a client. Hunt for clues, follow leads and […]

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Are You Failing to Plan? Then You’re Planning to Fail.

18. August 2014

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I’ve mentioned in several previous posts that you should never let your job search tools, from the resume to the professional network, get rusty — no matter how secure you think you are in your current position. Here’s why.   You won’t be taken by surprise. A termination or decision to leave can happen unexpectedly […]

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3 Reasons Not to Burn Your Bridges When You Quit

4. August 2014

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You’ve followed the best job search advice, wowed the recruiters and earned yourself a well-deserved job offer which you’ve accepted. Having received your resignation, your boss has found a replacement for you (What? So soon? And you thought you were irreplaceable!) and you’ve been asked to train him or her. What do you do?   […]

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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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Find Work by Scheduling Real Life Meetings

10. March 2014

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You know you need to create a network of connections, but you may not have met any of these people in real life.  While you’re the length of your list of links on Facebook or LinkedIn may make an impression, if those links aren’t doing anything for you, it might be time to take action. […]

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How Often Should You Update Your Social Media?

29. January 2014

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The more you look for a job, the more you need to be concerned with everything that might introduce you to a prospective employer, including your social media accounts. But do you really need to update those accounts all the time?  Maybe. There are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when it […]

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Want to Get Out of Town?

17. January 2014

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Though your first goal might be to get a job, you may also have a goal of getting a job in a certain part of the country or world.  But how do you convey this in your resume or in your cover letter? Ideally, you would begin your relocation strategy by targeting companies that are […]

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What Would Your Grandma Think of Your Reputation?

10. January 2014

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As you move into a new phase of your job hunt, it’s time to think about how others be seeing you.  Though you may never hear feedback on what your resume says about you, you can begin to look online to see how others might perceive you. Social media – it’s the new matchmaker between […]

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