Do you follow the LinkedIn Blog for Hiring Trends?

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Reacting to a Changing World Covid-19 is changing the shape of hiring and employment so a key part of your job hunting plan needs to be figuring out how to respond to swiftly changing circumstances.  The best way to do that is to keep up with hiring trends. LinkedIn has started a new feature on…

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The 20 Worst and Best Words to Use in Resumes

Best Words to Use in Resumes

by guest writer, Tom Jager If you are updating your credentials, follow these tips for the best and worst words to use in resumes.  A well-written and rich resume is still a very important tool for getting a good job. However,  in order for it to make a difference, it should have no weak, passive words,…

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CVs Versus Resumes, Plus a “New” Thing to Consider

cvs versus resumes

If you’ve ever wondered about the differences between CVs and resumes, you’re not alone. Here are the basics, along with links to more information and a few words on something you need to keep in mind when working with either one. THE MAJOR DIFFERENCES IN CVs VERSUS RESUMES CVs: from the Latin for “course of…

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Surprising Ideas for When You Lose Your Job

lose your job

THE UNEXPECTED UPSIDES OF BECOMING UNEMPLOYED First, let’s just get it out there: to lose your job is scary, but it’s happened to most of us, so you’re not the Lone Ranger. And since most of us are still here to talk about it, it’s not the end of the world either. You’ve lost your…

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What’s in a Handshake?


The messages we send when we shake hands are more complex – and more powerful – than many realize. The handshake dates back as far as the 5th century BC and are known to have been exchanged in ancient Greece. They are thought to have roots in peacemaking as a means of showing that the…

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Are your emails even being read?

I’m a nut for communication.  The 2012 JibberJobber theme was all about communication. Check out this post from Recruitment Dad titled How to Write Emails That Sell – In 5 Easy Steps I recognize you are not a recruiter, but you can learn a lot from recruiters.  Recruiters do a lot of the same things…

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Creating Evangelists in your Job Search

I’m big on helping job seekers find others who will talk about them.  I call those people “evangelists.”  People need to understand who you are, become passionate (or at least bought into) your message, and know what to say about you. I could end this blog post with that… there’s actually quite a bit of…

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