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Posted 3 years 3 months ago

In today’s job market, recruiters are not content with a great smile and a killer resume. Those are great tools that work towards the creation and maintenance of a professional image. But, alas, they are not the only ones.

When searching for a job, a winning image goes beyond the paper resume, the nice smile, and freshly pressed suit. Your image travels through cyber space and includes emails, social media, virtual interviews, teleconferences, voice mail greetings and... more

Posted 3 years 3 months ago

Even if you're not a salesperson, when looking for a job, your only job is to sell yourself. You're convincing employers that they need you, that they can't keep doing business without you, and the best way to do this is to craft a compelling professional story.

The resume is the the first tool available to you to tell this professional story. Think of it as your brochure, the job of which is to sell you, the product to your target audience, the employer.

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Posted 3 years 3 months ago

Despite the increased attention given to workplace bullying in recent years, current statistics suggest that it remains a widespread problem, with nearly one-third of the nation’s workers having faced some type of on-the-job bullying.

The latest study from the Workplace Bullying Institute (http://www.workplacebullying.org/wbiresearch/wbi-2014-us-survey/) indicates that 20 percent of workers... more

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Will September Sales Slump Temper Holiday Hiring? More Companies Announce Hiring Plans!

Retail sales slumped in September, according to the latest report from the Commerce Department. The question is, does the 0.3 percent decline signal potential difficulties when it comes to all-important holiday sales? “Consumers’ spending power certainly is not being helped by stagnant wages,” said John Challenger, CEO of global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray &... more

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Last week, we numbered the top 10 things job seekers dislike about the job search process. Today, we're looking at the top actions employers can take during the application and interview phases that impress job seekers. Not surprisingly, most candidates appreciate open and honest communication with their potential employers.

-Candidates are contacted quickly after applying for a position.
-Candidates can tell the interviewers read their resumes.
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Posted 3 years 4 months ago

Our coaches often hear about a number of frustrations with the job search process. Below are the top ten!

10. The interviewer takes calls and checks/responds to emails during the interview.
9. When recruiters call, they do not identify themselves or ask if it's a convenient time for the candidate to talk.
8. The interviewer starts the interview with, "How much money do you want?"
7. The recruiter or interviewer doesn't provide contact info for a... more

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Posted 3 years 4 months ago

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As an added benefit, if you like our page, you’ll be entered to win a professionally written resume by one of our writers and a tune-up with one of our coaches! The contest will end and the winner announced on October 14th.

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