Do you need a resume review or resume critique?

If I could turn back time I would have asked for critiques of my resume from professional resume writers. This is in addition to family and friends.  And hiring managers, HR professionals and recruiters. Everyone I sent my resume to said it was awesome, and I was sure to be hired quickly. But that is…

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Job Search Attitude

Check out this brilliant (and short) post on Recruiting Blogs from Emily Gordon.  Seriously, brilliant! It is titled I wouldn’t hire you as my recruiter…and neither would you! I love the main points she underlined: 1. Your attitude is everything. People don’t want to talk to you, or refer you, until your attitude is good…

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Job Titles: Are you a guru, wizard, ninja, rockstar or evangelist?

Check out this post by Carolyn Menz, titled Recruiting for Gurus, Wizards, Ninjas, Rockstars and Evangelists. I love how she starts: Job titles can go through trends just like anything else. When I started my job search I had an idea of the job titles I was looking for, but after scouring the job boards…

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Thom Singer Classic: Four Bad Networking Trends

A couple of weeks ago Thom Singer called me just to chat.  He noticed I blogged about him and so he picked up the phone to say thanks.  That was really it. That’s what friends do. That’s what people who nurture relationships do. During the call he told me about a call he made to…

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What’s Going RIGHT In Your Job Search?

Thom Singer had a great post titled Refuel And Focus On What Is Going Right! He talks about a keynote speaker he heard who focused on reach, risk and refueling, and closed her message with “focus on what is going right.” In a job search it’s easy to focus on what’s going wrong, which leads…

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An Executive Resume Writer…

… is NOT a typist. When you hire a professional resume writer, or an executive resume writer, you are hiring someone to create your personal marketing material. They are not just there to get the grammer, words and spelling right. They are there to get the entire document and presentation right. If you want to…

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Mark LeBlanc helps you Grow Your Business

I realize many of you are looking for a traditional job, but many are looking for alternatives, including owning a business.  This post is for you, if you are open to alternatives. A few years ago I had the opportunity to spend a couple of days at a Mark LeBlanc workshop/seminar and was able to…

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Long Term Unemployment

There’s an article on CNN Money titled What happens when the jobless give up? The article starts out with some profound questions, like “what happens when unemployed husbands resign themselves to relying on a wife’s income…?” It talks about how the unemployment rate is up, even from when the recession “ended” 18 months ago (interesting!).…

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How to prioritize your tasks as a job seeker

My last post was about networking too much… at the end I talked about the IMPORTANT and URGENT tasks. Recently I read an awesome idea on how to ensure you are moving forward (not just doing *stuff* but really moving forward with your goals/objectives). The idea is the simplest I’ve heard but it makes a lot of…

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The Job Search Is Scary. Embrace Scary?

I know how scary it is.  There is a lot of scary on different levels.  Perhaps it is the fear of rejection.  The fear of discrimination.  The fear of having to do something you don’t know how to do (cold call, for example).  The fear of how long it could take, and how fast you’ll…

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