Did you know you are a salesperson RIGHT NOW?

Everyone is a salesperson.  When you become a job seeker, you are really a salesperson. You are trying to get people to buy YOU.  Or your resume, or to spend time with you (lunch, etc.).  You are trying to sell yourself into an interview, and then into THE job. Doesn’t it make sense that you…

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What is an Offer Letter? Offer Letters Defined by Paul Gumbinner

What is an offer letter?  Should you leave (resign from) your current job once you get an offer letter? What promises are made? Check out this post by Paul Gumbinner: What Offer Letters Are and Are Not (he posted this on his own blog here). It’s exciting to get a job offer, however if you…

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Please Avoid Job Board Scams!

I think people who prey on job seekers should be imprisoned for life (at a low-cost prison with no goodies).  My wife is much nicer – she says we should just fine them “a lot” and make them do many hours or years of some kind of community service. Nonetheless, preying on job seekers is…

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Millenials: WATCH OUT! The next generation wants your job!

My favorite line from Sandra’s post, titled An Opportunity to Work, is this: So watch out Millenials, while you are worrying about your “personal brand” and fussing about it if you have to work overtime and your company doesn’t give you lunch and facebook at work.  I think i have just seen a generation coming…

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How Will Obamacare’s Ruling Affect the Career Space?

It’s been interesting to see the reactions to the Supreme Court ruling that Obamacare is constitutional, which means it can move forward.  Lot’s of speculation and opinion flying around with religious zeal. On Facebook there’s a picture of a warrior preparing for battle and the caption says something like: “Brace yourself!  Everyone is about to…

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No Fresh Job Search Advice: Why?

Have you noticed when you read job search advice articles and blogs that it all seems to be the same? Why is that? I have my theories.  Before I share them, I’ll lament with you about how lame it is to read the same old thing everywhere.  The worst was what I’d read on the…

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Change your LinkedIn password now

I just changed my LinkedIn password.  Why?  Because LinkedIn got hacked. Links about it here. It takes just a few minutes to do this: Login to LinkedIn, Mouse over your name on the top right, and click on Settings, In the top box you’ll see a link to CHANGE your password. Follow the simple steps…

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Job Search: Check your attitude at the door

Here’s the bottom line: You will be judged from the minute people see your resume. Or hear your name.  Or when they see your email address. Or when they see your LinkedIn Profile. There are things you communicate in your job search that help people judge you.  Check out this post by Bob McIntosh at…

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How to use LinkedIn

Since I wrote the book I’m on LinkedIn – Now What??? a few years ago I’ve been regarded as the LinkedIn expert, and have spoken many, many times on using LinkedIn.  At first, I was one of few people who talked and wrote about it.  Now, it seems everyone and their dog talks and writes…

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