Archive for the ‘Recruiters’ Category

It’s All About That So What

Jobseekers come to me when they want to take their careers into a new direction. They need a resume and jobseeker branding strategy that gives them a WOW factor. Attractive resumes and online social media presence give a strong impressive. While I believe these are important components of branding, let’s be clear, this is not where you begin […]

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Job Search Strategies That May Be INSANE!

Job search strategies that are successful start with knowledge of the market. Jobseekers, did you know that you have a 1.2% chance of gaining employment from an online application? I came across this statistic this past week and was in shock, double-checking it a couple of times to make sure it was true. This statistic does NOT slice […]

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4 Interview Strategies to Evaluate “Too Good to be True” Candidates

Researching interview strategies, I recently came across a valuable perspective on the “what’s your greatest weakness” question. In the book “Never Go Back: 10 Things You’ll Never Do Again,” author Dr. Henry Cloud, clinical psychologist and leadership consulting expert, writes about his role in developing interview strategies to help an organization select its President. The […]

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Who’s Feedback Matters in Your Job Search?

It’s natural to seek advice from people we love and respect. We want to know what our friends, family, and co-workers think. When it comes to big decisions, there’s often some degree of risk involved and risk is uncomfortable. When it comes to a job search, there’s definitely uncertainty. We seek advice on resumes, our […]

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Job Boards vs. Jobseekers

How are you spending most of your time executing your job search? Are you reigniting old professional relationships? Are you attending industry conventions/events? Have you joined a job accountability group or a related industry affiliation? Did you notice that one of the main questions above I did NOT ask was whether you’re applying to jobs […]

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The Return of Soft Skills – They’re More Important Than Ever!

For a while, abilities/characteristics like communications, creative thinking, and flexibility were viewed as expectations more than skills. In my humble opinion, they are both. Think about it, have you ever worked with a manager who said he had an “open door policy,” but the news about the company’s new merger plans completely blindsided you? Or […]

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Are Recruiters & Hiring Managers Just as Frustrated as Job Seekers?

There are no guaranteed strategies in job search or career transitions. There are tendencies, but no rules. If you are working with someone telling you that there are rules you must follow for your resume, bio, or LinkedIn profile, run, run fast, and don’t look back! (I’m serious!) Rules are clichés, and clichés are substandard […]

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