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    6 Rules for Addressing a Cover Letter

    While perusing the job advertisements of your favorite career site, you’ve just found a position that seems tailor-made for you. That’s a common scenario, but unfortunately, one that often strikes fear into the hearts of even the most seasoned job seekers. After all, there are a lot of steps to go through between locating a …

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    Stand Out in Your Email to an Employer

    Hiring managers are inundated with resumes. Before opening a resume, they critique the email that it comes with. This means your email address, your written communication, your spelling, and your attitude are all evaluated, before they even look at your resume.

    In reading Lazlo Bock’s NY Times Best-selling Book, WORK Rules, I learned some valuable …

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    Posted in Career Development, Interview, Job Search, Social Media, Workplace Success

    Do’s and Don’ts of Cover Letters

    You should use a cover letter whenever you apply for a job. Usually, companies ask you to also send a cover letter in addition to your resume so they can have a better idea about your personal brand, skills and experience as well as what you are looking for and what values you can bring …

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    Posted in Job Search, Personal Branding, Recruitment, Success Strategies

    Why Cover Letters Still Matter

    It may be the era of texting, multitasking and communicating in 140 characters or less, but when it comes to finding a job, cover letters still matter. Long gone are the days when you would send a recruiter or hiring manager a cover letter and resume in the mail, but even though the medium of …

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    Posted in Career Development, Job Search, Personal Branding, Positioning

    10 Things You Must Know About Getting the Interview!

    Power up your networking, resumes and interviews:  GET HIRED!

    In order to hook and reel in your dream job, you’ll need to first get your foot in the door for the interview and then make a great impression so you tip the hiring scale in your favor and get the job offer.  So let’s discuss …

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    Job Hunting? Don’t Let the Media ‘Paralyze’ You!

     As a job seeker, if you take everything the media has to say about the current job market literally, you’ll quite probably feel like skulking away and hiding in the nearest hole until things get better. I’m here to tell you, though, if you are job hunting, you shouldn’t let what you read or hear …

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    ‘Snap Selling’ Your Way Into Your Next Job

    You’re probably at least somewhat familiar with the term “the hidden job market.” In this blog I am first going to define what usually is meant by the term and then I am going to strongly recommend a book that, in addition to “‘Headhunter’ Hiring Secrets: The Rules of the Hiring Game Have Changed . …

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    Posted in Personal Branding, Positioning, Reputation Management

    BeKnown To Be Found – A Monstrous New App

    There is a “New Kid on the Block” in the tremendously popular and widely used professional networking arena. That “New Kid,” who has the potential of soon being the “BIG Kid on the Block,” is a new application known as “BeKnown,” released June 25th by giant online job hunting site Monster.com.

    The application has been …

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    The LinkedIn “Hack”

    Throughout my series of blogs, as well as all of the other great ones featured on this site, you have been learning powerful ways to create your brand and position yourself for success. That, of course, helps you to know what message to get in front of a hiring manager or other persons of influence. …

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    Prepare NOW to be Downsized

    Are YOU Prepared to be ‘Downsized?’

    As this blog is being written, the sputtering economy—once again!—is slowing down. Notwithstanding a few recent glimmers of hope, unemployment remains stubbornly and intractably high. As a matter of fact, a recent news story claimed that chronic unemployment, i.e., unemployment among those who remain without a job for six …

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