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Insider Tips for Job Search Success: Launching a Job Search

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  Finding a job that fits your skills, experience, and work preferences is a job in itself. You will need preparation, patience, and a viable plan. Every jobseeker wants a successful conclusion to their search. This series of “Insider Tips” will help you execute your search. Use these checklists to find your new job faster.…

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Get Clear On What You Want and What You Do Well

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Finding a job that fits your skills, experience, and work preferences is a job in itself. You will need preparation, patience, and a viable plan. Every jobseeker wants a successful conclusion to their search. These “Insider Tips” will help you execute your search. Use this checklist to find your new job faster. Know What You…

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Become a Detective – Look for Companies that Fit You

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Finding a job that fits your skills, experience, and work preferences is a job in itself. You will need preparation, patience, and a viable plan. Every jobseeker wants a successful conclusion to their search. These “Insider Tips” will help you execute your search. Use this checklist to find your new job faster. Find Companies That…

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A Word About Cover Letters…

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Even though not delivered through the mail, we still call them cover letters. They are now most often the email message that accompanies resume submissions if requested. The cover letter should not be a repeat of what is in the resume. If not used, they become excellent talking points for your interview. While the resume…

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4 Things You Must Do on LinkedIn

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If you are searching for an opportunity or want to move your career to the next level, you must be on LinkedIn. It has 154 million users in the US; a comprehensive network for professionals, hiring managers, and businesses looking for talent and services. Your profile is one of your best personal marketing vehicles. To…

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Can You Afford Not to Have a Coach?

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It seems everyone has a coach. We hear about coaches for lifestyle planning, careers, sports performance, etc. Even Tiger Woods has a coach! So, what is their purpose and value and could you benefit from their expertise? Coaches are often mentioned when discussing careers strategies, and we read about them in resume books. By definition,…

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Excellence is a Learned Habit

Excellence becomes a habit when it is a repeatable standard of measure that defines your actions, behavior, goals, and decisions. When you consistently assess and decide how you will react or perform you set a personal standard. Evidence of your standard of excellence shows in your family life, career, and business relationships. In your family…

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Ready for that Phone Interview?

Let’s get rid of the jitters by understanding what you might face. To be sure, interviewing, in fact, hiring practices for finding and selecting candidates have changed. Keep in mind that the challenge for human relations professionals, recruiters, hiring managers and their assistants is to hire the best candidate for the open position by screening…

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Persistence Works – Rinse and Repeat

When you have a clear idea of your goals, practice persistence and determination, by repeating required actions until you accomplish your objective. This old quote from the 30th president of the United States bears repeating: “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people…

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Don’t Panic, BUT Update Your Resume Now

Recent political events make all of us think about our values, goals, careers and personal future. The businesses, institutions, and social structures we thought we could depend on will probably go through changes. Expect changes in your work life. There is no status quo. You can no longer rarely think about keeping your job or…

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