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    11 Résumé ‘Truths’ That Will Brand You A Winner!

    Funny thing about a résumé . . . no one has ever hired a résumé, but very few people can get hired without one. And in today’s challenging job market, where the typical “headhunter,” hiring manager and Human Resources professional is inundated daily with dozens, if not hundreds of résumés (I receive between 300 and …

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    Do You Have Your ‘Dream’ Job? Why Not?!

    When you got up Tuesday morning, after the long Memorial Day weekend, and started getting ready to head back to your job, what was your attitude? Were you raring to go, ready to get back to a job you love, doing the things you love? Or, were you like millions of other currently employed people …

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    Avoid A ‘Take This Job And Shove It!’ Resignation!

    If you happen to be one of the millions of people who are expected to leave their current jobs to take new ones in the near future, then of course you will be involved in the resignation process. No matter how angry you might be with your current employer, or how very dissatisfied you may …

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    Beware The ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ Job Interview Question!

    While to many, if not most, job seekers the question seems nothing more than a “throw-away,” “warm-up” question, actually, the “Tell me about yourself” question—also known as the “90-second elevator speech”—is one of the most critical elements to consider when preparing for a job  interview, and you would be well advised to treat it as …

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    6 Secrets For ‘Six-Pack’ Abs And Successful Job-Hunting

    Pick up any fashion magazine today and you’ll quickly notice that all the male (and even some of the female) models, in addition to being in obviously excellent physical condition, sport impressive “six-pack” abs—regardless of the product they are modeling, e.g., shirts, blue jeans, underwear, etc., and the manufacturers are trying to sell.

    In the …

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    Does ‘Ready, Fire!, Aim’ Describe Your Job Search Approach?

    In this week’s blog I am going to use the analogy of target shooting (archery, pistol, rifle, etc.) to make some points about how I routinely see some (most?) job seekers approach finding a new job today.

    The protocol

    Ideally, the approach one should take in order to hit the “bull’s eye” on a shooting …

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    Candidates Today Still ‘Running The Gauntlet’ To Get Hired

    In addition to what I learn and experience each and every business day about the current job market through my own executive recruiting firm, as a professional “headhunter,” I also keep my eyes wide open and my ears to the ground to keep abreast of current hiring trends and experiences in the broader market.

    While …

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    Make Sure ‘Professional’ Email Address Doesn’t Negatively Brand You

    Could it possibly be that something as commonplace and mundane, as the contact email address you include on official job-hunting correspondence, result in your personal brand being cast in a very negative light? You bet it can! Every single element, no matter how large or small, or apparently insignificant, of your personal branding “package” can …

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    Use Of ‘Militaryspeak’ Can Seriously Hamper Job-Hunting Vets

    Editor’s Note: This week’s blog is an adaptation of an article Skip Freeman is soon publishing on VeteranCentral.com, a dynamic new website for the veteran community and those who support our veterans, including prospective employers. Skip, a veteran himself, is a distinguished graduate of the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, and later was …

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    Real Goal Of The HR Interview: To Eliminate You!

    Great news! The Human Resources Department of a company to which you recently applied, and which may have already successfully “screened” you as a potential candidate with a preliminary telephone interview, now wants to set up a face-to-face interview with you at company headquarters! The company must really be serious about you as a candidate, …

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