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    Job Search Guide - From Fluff to Facts on the Resume
by Don Goodman and Tim Muma - Jul, 2015
The resume remains a tool for landing an interview for a potential position, but it's important to utilize it properly and choose your words wisely. Tim Muma speaks with Don Goodman, About Jobs president and certified resume writer, who offers his experienced perspective to help job seekers find ways to get away from "fluffy" language and create truly marketable verbiage. Job Search Guide covers all facets of the process fr...
 
    Job Search Guide - Mistakes That Cause Loss of Motivation, Focus and Your Dream Job
by Clara Chorley and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
The longer an individual goes without a job they're searching for, whether their unemployed or unhappy with their current position, the struggle becomes even greater. Clara Chorley, founder and CEO of Clarity Unlimited, talks about the handful of mistakes job seekers make that creates more difficulty for themselves - particularly from the mental side of things. Clara explains to Tim Muma how motivation and focus on attaining o...
 
    Job Search Guide - Strategies for Stay-at-Home Moms Going Back to Work
by Mandy Carter and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
Finding a new job is often a challenging and frustrating process, but there are additional obstacles if you've been out of the traditional workforce to take care of your children. Mandy Carter, director of social media for CSI globalVCard, gives all the stay-at-home moms (and dads) tips on being ready to jump back into the workforce. Among other items, Mandy tells Tim Muma about overcoming guilt, keeping your skills up to date...
 
    Moving Up the Ladder - Myth vs. Reality: Resumes and Cover Letters
by Mike Perry and Tim Muma - Apr, 2015
It's another edition of Myth vs. Reality where we take common phrases or beliefs about specific topics and have our guests determine if they're true or false. This episode keys on the thoughts surrounding resumes and cover letters, particularly what will (or won't) work in trying to get a job interview. Mike Perry, president of Szarka Financial Management, brings his 30 years of experience as a hiring manager to give our job s...
 
  How To Get Back On Track After Working In A Job Outside Your Usual Career Path
by Michelle Dumas - Feb, 2016
Problematic situations. That is why most of our clients come looking for resume help. You are not alone! There are plenty of good reasons you may have left your career… Your spouse took a great job in a new city, and since you weren’t really ready to be single, you quit your job and went with. Or, you reached that point in your life where you wondered if maybe you could be a ________ (fill in the blank with that thing you a...
 
  What's Your Story? The Foolproof Formula For Writing A Resume That Grabs Readers & Doesn't Let Go!
by Michelle Dumas - Jan, 2016
What’s your story? Why should I care? Storytelling has a transformative power that almost magically turns a drab, boring resume into an absorbing and persuasive piece that compels the reader to want to meet the real person behind the words. An effective resume is not merely a collection of words – it is a reflection of a person; a textual compilation describing all aspects of someone’s professional experience, placed...
 
  10 Nuggets of Wisdom to Inspire Your 2016 Job Search Strategy
by Michelle Dumas - Dec, 2015
It’s been said the most stressful endeavors in life are getting a divorce, buying a house, and having a baby. Anyone currently in the job market would add “looking for a job” to that list, and would probably put it at the top. The job search requires you to get confident and put yourself out there only to be rejected and have your confidence destroyed. In some ways it’s worse than high school dating. But it doesn’t have to...
 
  2016 Cover Letter Tips
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Nov, 2015
In May Microsoft published an interesting study detailing research on the changes in our attention spans over the last several years. From 2000 to 2013 our attention spans dropped from 12 seconds to a mere eight seconds. We now have an attention span one second shorter than that of a goldfish. Let that sink in for a minute … Which makes me wonder … What effect does dwindling attention span have on our job searches—and our cove...
 
  2016 Executive LinkedIn Profile Trends
by Lisa Rangel - Nov, 2015
The LinkedIn Profile and Usage trends for 2015 are still in effect, as it is still important to make your profile app friendly, capitalize on the multimedia features, start publishing on LinkedIn’s Pulse, and make your profile resume-like with personality. However, with the multitude of LinkedIn’s changes this year, it has cultivated a new crop of trends that will enable executive job seekers to get the most from their LinkedI...
 
  Executive Phone Interview? 10 Important Techniques to Land the Offer
by Lisa Rangel - Nov, 2015
Executive phone interviews are very different from an in-person or video interview and pose special challenges. When the job position you want is on the line, you need to know how to make the right impression. Employment interviews take place in person, via webcam, and on the telephone. The big difference for a telephone interview is the lack of your ability to see, or telegraph, important nonverbal cues. To some, a tele...
 
  LinkedIn Referrals: One More Reason To Properly Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile
by Lisa Rangel - Nov, 2015
LinkedIn announced the rollout of LinkedIn Referrals this week. LinkedIn Referrals, which is being called the next generation of LinkedIn Recruiter, is where recruiters use profiles of their superstar managers and employees to find other applicants with similar traits and expertise to add to the rock star employee roster. So instead of trying to write a candidate profile or job description to capture the essence of that top no...
 
  Commonly Misused Words on Resumes
by Robin Schlinger - Oct, 2015
Under the pressure of writing a clear, concise resume, job seekers often assume that they know how to use and spell words that they read every day of their lives. That assumption can cost them an interview if they make a mistake; hiring managers and recruiters are very rigid about rejecting resumes with mistakes. Here are six words that are commonly misused in resumes and some guidelines on how to use them correctly. Comple...
 
  The Essence of Job Searching with Social Media
by Joshua Waldman - Sep, 2015
Last night a light bulb went off during my hands-on 2 hr workshop. The workshop started off as usual. Introductions. LinkedIn, personal branding ninja techniques, getting to Google’s first page. And just as we were about to get into Twitter…Time ran out! I realized that I’m giving out A LOT of information. Way too much for just 2 hours. Instead of raising the price, or cutting the amount of content I’m giving away, I dec...
 
  What do you need a career coach for
by Thea Kelley - Sep, 2015
If you're in career transition there are many ways a good job search coach / career coach can help you get the job you want, faster than you would on your own. Time is money, so the investment in expert help can more than pay for itself. How can you use a career coach? Overcoming your unique job search challenges. Nearly everyone faces some kind of difficulty in their job search. Are you: Trying to break into a...
 
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