It’s A Secret – The #1 Question Jobseekers Should Ask In an Interview

April 19, 2016

So few have heard of this technique that sometimes it seems to be a secret. As an interviewee (jobseeker), it is a good idea to be prepared with questions when you walk into an interview. You’ll want to research the company ahead of time and be prepared to ask about…

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10 tips for getting hired (a recruiter and a resume writer walk into a bar)

April 19, 2016

Yes, true story – a recruiter and a resume writer discussed top tips for getting hired – while meeting up on a hike and then walking into a bar together. Last Sunday I (resume writer / career coach) had the good fortune to meet up with a recruiter named Pamela…

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10 reasons why brilliant people launch ineffective job search campaigns

April 19, 2016

I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to meet with some very brilliant people in my Career Coaching practice. I’m amazed by their knowledge, their accomplishments, and the truly incredible persons that they are. Many of these brilliant people are experts in their field, yet for one reason or another, never really…

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Top 5 Ways to Accelerate Your Job Search: #5 – Conduct a Targeted Job Search to Tap the Hidden Job Market

April 19, 2016

Tapping the hidden job market (also known as a targeted search) is still one of the best ways to find a job. This is such an important concept to grasp that I developed an entire training session around the concept. Here is what you need to know from a high…

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Top 5 Ways to Accelerate Your Job Search: #4 Tips for Getting Hired when Applying

April 19, 2016

It’s a fact that only around 25% of jobs are advertised. Most jobs are received through the “hidden job market” which we will discuss in our next post. I also recommend you spend 90% of your time on the hidden job market and only 10% of your time to applying…

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Top 5 Ways to Accelerate your Job Search: #3 Ensure your Resume is Top Notch

April 19, 2016

You might be tempted to create or update your own resume. We all have many things we try to do ourselves and many things we outsource, based upon our unique strengths. I make a mean chocolate chip cookie and authentic Hungarian chicken paprikas – but you’ll never see my trying…

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Top 5 Ways to Accelerate your Job Search: #2 Have a Clear (Career) Focus

April 19, 2016

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” – Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland Have a Clear Career Focus I’ve seen both new college graduates and those who have been working for decades completely miss the boat on defining a career focus. College graduates…

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Top 5 Ways to Accelerate your Job Search: #1 Define & Communicate your Brand

April 19, 2016

What do you think of when you hear the word “Brand”? Perhaps Nike with their infamous “swoosh” mark and the “Just Do It” tag line. Did you know that YOU are a brand? Yes, that is correct. You are a brand! A brand is a product, service or concept that…

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Executive Job Search Campaigns – DIY or outsource to a professional?

April 19, 2016

Short answer – leave it to a professional and go enjoy your time off. As an executive, you probably have someone to do your landscaping and housekeeping, in addition to an administrative professional helping you on your job. Yet, many executives still conduct their own job search campaigns. With very…

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