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Job Search Planning

#1 Most Effective Job Search Activity You Are Probably Not Tracking

  With all the job search activities a job seeker has to do in this employment marketplace to conduct a successful job search, it can easily become overwhelming. Submitting resumes to job postings, going to networking events, reaching out to your contacts and introducing yourself to new people at target companies—and we have not even […]

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How “I’m Open” Is Killing Your Job Search (and Resume!)

  When a job seeker tells me, “I am open…” when I ask what type of job they are looking for, I roll my eyes. The job seeker is lying when they give me that answer. No… You are not open… If you are a $197,000 Marketing Director in your last job, you are probably […]

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Do You Think Like a Marketer in Your Job Search?

  Waiting for recruiters to call you with a job opening… Trolling job boards hoping the right job surfaces so you can scramble your resume and cover note and submit it via the online portal – hopefully capturing a schmidge of a recruiter’s glance to garner an interview call… These are some of the ways […]

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Why Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) Are a Waste of Time

  Based on all the questions I receive, cracking the ATS keyword code seems to be the holy grail of job seeking. “What keywords do I need to get recruiters to look at my resume?” “Is there a limit to the number of keywords I can use in my LinkedIn profile?” “Where should I put […]

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How Long Should I Wait For a Job Offer?

  “I had an interview two Fridays ago and it went really well! But now I haven’t heard anything. Does it mean I am out of the running? I have followed up twice… Should I follow up again? How long do I wait?” Chris asked this multi-faceted question during a training session. I am going […]

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Job Seekers: Be What They Need, Then Play Hard to Get

  Too many job seekers are contorting themselves into a pretzel to desperately please a hiring manager – longingly hoping to be hired. This suck-up-please-approve-me notion is even worse with experienced job seekers. Nothing more nauseating than an experienced person groveling for love from an employer who doesn’t appreciate what they offer. When you seek […]

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