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    Digital Branding For The Job Seeker Part 2

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    In 1999, four Internet visionaries sat down and formulated 95 theses (referring to Martin Luther’s manifesto which gave rise to the Protestant Reformation) which accurately predicted the vast changes the web would bring to companies, markets and consumers.

    Now referred to as the Cluetrain Manifesto, the then heavily scrutinized paper declared that the consumer would …

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    A Simple LinkedIn Strategy For Career Change Success

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    Ten years ago during the infancy of LinkedIn, I created my profile and waited to see what happened. You can guess, right? Nothing happened!

    At some point I realized that the system wasn’t producing any useful results for me. I was at a crossroads and had to make a decision. Should I give up and …

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    How To Use Headhunters For Your Job Search

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    Recruitment agencies and headhunters are third-party HR employees. When companies try but cannot find the right person for a job opening, they go to these agencies and outsource their recruiting efforts to them so these agencies can find that specific candidate. Working with a headhunter can be an effective way to speed up your job …

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    Are You a Lame Career Seeker?

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    I spoke recently to a group of approximately 40 job seekers who were alumni of a well respected and nationally ranked major university. They interacted well, asked questions, and seemed genuinely interested in the topic. I volunteered my time free of charge and made several offers of help to this audience. That’s the good news.

    Now …

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    INTERVIEW WARNING: Don’t Say (or Do!) Anything Stupid!

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    Who among us has never said or done something so ill-advised (read: STUPID!) that we wish we could immediately take it back? A very human occurrence, unfortunately. And in most circumstances the backlash from our words or actions is usually limited to brief embarrassment and chagrin. Not so when it comes to a job interview, …

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    How to Stay Calm in a Job Interview

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    We all know that job interviews are stressful. Hiring managers and recruiters can understand a little bit anxiety and some stress but being too stressful can prevent showing your true nature and professionalism. As a result, you may end up not getting the offer. Also, some hiring managers and recruiters think that if you are …

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    Job Search: How to Reach Anyone You Want

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    “The quality of your life is the quality of your communication.” Tony Robbins

    What would you consider the most important factor for success when seeking a new job? A great resume? Relevant qualifications that match the job description? An MBA or other educational achievements?

    Actually, the most important factor for job search success and your overall career …

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    10 Factors to Weigh When Defining Your DREAM Job

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    Ask most people to define what their DREAM job would look like and you’re likely to get answers such as these:

    “I would make more money and get a significant promotion.” “I would work for a company that gives me considerably more responsibility and authority and my skills and talents would be genuinely appreciated. “My…
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    New Year, New Career

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    Each new year offers a time to reflect on the past year and set goals for the new one. And this year is no exception. With the economy continuing to improve, more people are likely to seek career improvement in 2015.

    As I reflected back on clients who were successful in making career improvements in 2014, a …

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    2015: Year of Change, or Same Old, Same Old?

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    As you are reading this post 2014 is history; 2015 has taken center stage. Where will the New Year take you? Where will you take the New Year? If you find yourself in a job that you’ve come to loathe, will you continue to labor on in “stable misery” for yet another year? Or, will …

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