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    Decisions! Decisions! How to Pick Out Your Tie

    Men face few choices when it comes to dressing for a job interview. Suits and shoes are always dark colors – black, gray, or brown. Shirts are typically white or blue.  The real difficult choice is which tie to wear.

    When I was interviewing for jobs, I always tried to match my tie to the …

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

    5 Considerations Before Accepting the Job (Besides Salary!)

    When deciding whether or not to accept a job offer, it’s important to look at more than just dollars and cents. Money is important, and we all obviously want as much as possible, but a job can and should bring with it many other benefits that matter to us, sometimes, more than money.

    If you’ve …

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

    A New Year, A New Job: Make 2013 Your Lucky Year!

    It’s that time of year again; time to reflect on the past and set goals for success in the upcoming year. Setting New Year’s resolutions may be a cliché exercise, but taking the time to determine what your focus should be in the next year is the first step to achieving it.

    New Year’s also …

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

    Want to Relocate? Six Tips for Getting Noticed

    If you’re looking for a position in a different geographic area than where you live, it can be difficult to get your resume noticed.  Naturally, employers prefer to hire local – it costs less and it’s easier to coordinate interviews.There are ways for you to increase your chances of getting that job across the country.  …

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    Posted in Articles, Personal Branding, Recruitment, Success Strategies

    Enhance Your Brand with MOOCs

    Have you ever wished you had gone to Harvard?  Well now you can – by taking a MOOC!  MOOC stands for “Massive Open Online Course” and Harvard has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to create an online learning environment called edX (www.edx.org).  These two prestigious universities have joined forces to offer free non-credit …

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    Posted in Career Development, Education, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    There’s an App for That: Apps for Job Seekers

    These days, there seems to be a mobile app for absolutely everything, and job seekers have not been forgotten. Search “jobs” in the Android or iTunes stores and you can spend hours browsing through the hundreds of apps that have been developed to promote jobs, give advice, and prepare you for the interview.

    Below are …

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    Posted in Job Search, Personal Branding, Recruitment, Social Media

    Build Your Brand at the Company Holiday Party

    Now that the “Holiday Season” is in full swing, company holiday parties are being planned and invitations sent. These celebrations of holiday cheer are notorious for the stories that are told around the water cooler the next day in the office – drunken co-workers saying and doing embarrassing things.

    But these events are not just …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Personal Branding, Reputation Management, Success Strategies

    With Facebook’s Social Job App, Time to Clean Up

    Now that Facebook has announced their Social Jobs app, it’s a good time for you to consider cleaning up your profile page and making other adjustments.  You’ve all heard advice about your Facebook profiles before – but if you’re going to take the next step and use Facebook to find a job – it’s time …

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    Posted in Job Search, Personal Branding, Social Media, Success Strategies

    No Matter the Job, You Can Build Your Brand

    Some people have a tendency by some to look down upon more entry-level jobs; jobs like retail, food service, cleaning or landscaping. Most of us have held these types of jobs at some point in our careers. While these jobs are not renowned for being high paying resume builders – they do pose an opportunity …

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    Job Search Tips for International Students

    According to the Institute of International Education (www.iie.org), there were almost 725,000 international students studying in the United States in 2011, a 32 percent increase compared to a decade ago.  While it can be relatively easy for international student to find a school to attend in the U.S., getting a job here is a very …

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