How To Give The ATS A 1, 2 Punch

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Job seekers’ least favorite activity has to be a toss-up between networking and submitting resumes online. This is not the result of a proper survey, but as a Certified Advanced Resume Writer (CARW). The vast majority of concerns I encounter from the public and clients have to do with these two subjects. People want to…

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April 8, 2013 10

Facebook Graph Search: Job Seeker’s New Best Friend

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Facebook’s new Graph Search says it will help you “find people, places and things – and explore Facebook in a whole new way.” Wait. Hold up, you say. I don’t WANT to explore Facebook in a whole new way. I kind of like Facebook the way it is. Don’t stress. Graph Search is being unveiled…

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April 1, 2013 4

Top 10 Ways To Get Noticed By An Interviewer

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If your goal this month is to get more attention when you apply and interview for jobs, these tips are for you. Especially if you have been tentative about being honest or upfront with your interviewer – you’ll find this list reassuring First, be fashionably late. 15-30 minutes is perfect. If they’ve called you for…

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LinkedIn Groups – 7 Ways To Get Noticed

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LinkedIn is an invaluable – actually a crucial – tool in the job hunt. Chances are, your future employer will be there, looking for someone like you. Once you’ve created your profile, it’s time to go a little deeper and take advantage of the resources LinkedIn offers you, absolutely free. One of LinkedIn’s most valuable…

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7 LinkedIn Changes That Take Priority

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With all the changes LinkedIn has rolled out in recent months, what’s a job seeker to do? I’ve heard from many people that as soon as they figure LinkedIn out, more changes pop up to learn about. It can be overwhelming! Well, you can take a deep breath, and relax. This post will help you…

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Crafting An SEO- And Human-Friendly LinkedIn Headline

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LinkedIn is a dichotomous beast. There is the side that requires specific keywords to play well with LinkedIn’s algorithm, but there’s also the human element. Can you please both sides? This is no easy feat, especially when you’ve only got 120 characters to do it in, as with your “Professional Headline.” It’s a dilemma for…

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February 25, 2013 13

How To Avoid An Epic Fail Profile Photo On LinkedIn

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Many job seekers wonder if they really need to have a photo on LinkedIn. For Americans, and job seekers in other countries where having a photo on a resume is discouraged, it can be an awkward feeling to associate a photo with employment. But, my message to those who have these concerns is a simple,…

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February 18, 2013 1

Feel The Love With Toastmasters: 7 Career Benefits

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My clients often ask me where they can go for productive, yet friendly, networking. Or, where they can practice their communication skills. Or, where they can gain leadership skills to add to their resume. The answer to all of these questions is the same. Find a local Toastmasters club to join! Why Toastmasters? Participating in…

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February 16, 2013 0

5 Ways To Remove Digital Dirt

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With more and more employers using search engines to rule out candidates, proactively controlling your online identity is important. I’ve discussed ideas for promoting positive information to boost your brand in past blogs like here. In this blog, I want to show you how to actually remove negative items impacting your brand. It’s tricky, and it…

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February 7, 2013 3

How To Use Google Alerts In Your Job Search

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When it comes to your job search, Google Alerts can be a useful ally. What are Google Alerts? They are notifications you get from Google after you have instructed it to monitor the Internet for new information about a topic of interest. Using the watchful eye of the world’s largest search engine is much more efficient…

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