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    The Purple Cow Job Description – Should I Apply?

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    Purple Cow Job Description?

    I guarantee you have read a purple cow job description. It’s one of those that, when you finished reading it, you said to yourself:

    I am not qualified for this job but… is anyone?

    They are looking for the purple cow. The ideal candidate does not exist!

    I am going out on …

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    Understanding the Hiring Manager Prior to the Interview

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    Who is the hiring manager? Who are they really?

    You are scheduled for an interview with the hiring manager. Who is this person? What do you have in common?

    The more you know about the hiring manager before the interview, the more you can do to work on building a relationship during the interview.

    Remember …

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    Can You Have the Career of Your Dreams?

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    I have several quotations on the wall in my office that I point out to my clients. In my previous two posts I discussed these two:

    “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” (George Bernard Shaw) and

    “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?” (Minister Robert S. Schuller)…

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    From Blah to Bold: How to Make Your Resume Stand Out

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    In its most basic form, a resume is a professional list of your experience and accomplishments. It represents the best of who you are in an easy-to-follow format. The problem, of course, is that while many of these accomplishments may have been really exciting for you in real life, they read rather dry in a …

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    The Interview Process Needs to Be Understood

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    Many interviewers don’t know how to interview, and the majority of candidates are not sufficiently prepared for the test. Because that situation is a given, a candidate can improve the chances for hire by better understanding the interview process itself and the emotional aspects of the interview.

    Conversely from what our instinct might tell us, …

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    How to Create Better Content for Your Personal Brand

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    A common misconception shared by job seekers is that personal branding is “all about me.”

    The reality: your personal brand is about showing your network how you can help them with your skills and expertise. Your offering as a professional is the reason why people connect and engage in conversations with you.

    If you’ve spent …

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    20 Most Asked Interview Questions

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    It is important to be prepared before going to an interview. Many of the behavioral interview questions are standard questions that are asked by almost anyone. Therefore, it would be to your advantage to write down your answers and read them out loud to yourself in front of a mirror or to practice your answers …

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    What’s Wrong With Your Image?

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    You may not realize you have an image. And the image that exists for you may not be ideal. The goal of reputation management and personal branding is to intentionally and authentically put together an image that is coherent, consistent and compelling.

    What distinguishes your image from your personal brand or reputation? Your image is …

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    What Would You Attempt to Do?

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    I have several quotations on the wall in my office. In my last post I discussed the first one, which is:

    Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. (George Bernard Shaw)

    The gist of that post was that people tend to search for pay and sustenance in the earlier part of their …

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    Things You Should Consider When Evaluating an Offer

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    You passed all of the steps for this news. You have put together a great resume and a cover letter, got noticed among other candidates and answered all of the interview questions. Finally the phone rang and the recruiter said ‘Congratulations! We decided to extend you an offer.’ Now, you cannot wait to sign the …

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