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    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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    Becoming Part of a Headhunter’s Inner Circle

    Branding Yourself to be ‘Headhunted’:  Part 3 – of the series Branding Yourself to be Headhunted

    EDITOR’S NOTE: In Part 1 we examined what a “headhunter” does, as well as what he or she does NOT do. To briefly recap, a “headhunter’s” primary mission is to find the TOP-performing talent for a hiring company. These …

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    Want To Be “Headhunted”? Here’s How!

    Part 2 of the post series “Brand Yourself to be Headhunted”

    EDITOR’S NOTE: In last week’s blog we examined what a “headhunter” does, as well as what he or she does NOT do. To briefly recap, a “headhunter’s” primary mission is to find the TOP-performing talent for a hiring company. These TOP performers will currently …

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    Branding Yourself To Be Headhunted

    Part 1 – A “headhunter’s” mission

    So, you’re looking for a new career opportunity, either because you have lost (or expect to lose) your current job OR because you are one of the many ready to “test the waters” now that the economy is getting better. In fact, there are about 108 million currently employed …

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    Stop Applying And Start Competing

    Are you still APPLYING for a job instead of COMPETING for one? In today’s hypercompetitive, brutal job market, where there are still many more job seekers than there are jobs, you had better be doing the latter or you’re going to end up missing the boat entirely! Still, many job seekers apparently either don’t want …

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    SECOND Most Used Website By Recruiters And Companies

    Chances are, many if not most of you reading this blog already have your professional profile posted on LinkedIn, the Number One site used today by both recruiters and companies to locate highly qualified people for their open positions. Another site you certainly won’t want to overlook, however, is ZoomInfo (www.zoominfo.com), the SECOND most used …

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    You Lost Me At Hello!

     

    One of the most memorable lines from the 1996 classic movie “Jerry McGuire” comes at the very end.

    “I love you. You . . . you complete me. And I just . . . ,” Jerry stammers to Dorothy.

    “Shut up. Just shut up,” Dorothy, Jerry’s love interest, responds, “You had me at ‘hello.’”…

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    Creative Cover Letters: Personality, Pitch And Professionalism

    What’s the difference between a creative cover letter and a creative cover letter that works? Kryptonite, you know the stuff; Superman’s glowing green crystals that weakened him.

    Kryptonite cover letters

    One candidate chose to get uber creative and sent his resume inside a tube wrapped with a paper that showed the Superman logo. While his …

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    SIX Mis-Branding Mistakes That Ensure You Won’t Get Hired!

    Part Two of Two Parts

    In Part I of this two-part blog we looked at three of the six most common mis-branding mistakes that can effectively—and quickly!—eliminate you from the hiring game. In this, the second part of the blog, we’ll examine the other three most common mis-branding mistakes that can practically guarantee that you …

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    SIX Mis-Branding Mistakes That Ensure You WON’T Get Hired!

    Part one of two parts

    As a professional “headhunter” who deals with candidates and hiring managers each and every business day, I see the same “mis-branding” mistakes being made over and over by candidates every single day. (You can be assured that other “headhunters,” hiring managers and Human Resources professional also see them, each and …

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