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Is Your Résumé a living, breathing document?

No? …then you may be joining the long-term unemployed. * * * Networking is good, except for the fact that, Like it or not, résumés are still key to getting a job. They are the key to the door to employment. This is true even if you have a great referral. You don’t believe me? […]
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Navigate the job market like you’re shopping!

Be a savvy shopper in today’s employment marketplace! Guest blogger, Anna Pitts gives recommendations to grads that are relevant for every jobseeker! The graduate job market. It sounds very exciting. Is it a place where you can go and buy a graduate job? That would be handy. Unfortunately, it’s not the case. “Graduate job market” […]
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Job Internships

Temporary Employment, Internships, Good Idea or Not? Why should you consider a temp job? Two reasons: Because today there is a hiring mentality of “try before you buy”. Offering temporary employment allows a company to test the suitability of a potential employee and reduce the risk of hiring someone that won’t work out—which is expensive […]

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Staying Motivated

Staying Motivated During Your Job Search The US government determines the unemployment rate through a survey of 60,000 households. They do not include people who are under-employed, part-time workers, or those who simply have stopped looking for work. So the picture is even more dire than the numbers! We know that people are losing much […]

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Job rejection?

Responding to a job rejection Updated: September 22, 2012. The way you respond to a job rejection is important and has, on several occasions, paved the way for a job seeker to find a job. You may receive the information through a phone call, an email, or a letter. You might even find out the […]

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New (Social) Networking for Jobseekers

Traditional networking, for jobseekers and everyone else might be described as an opportunity to identify people with whom a relationship would be mutually beneficial. The traditional process is simple: People meet, discuss their situations, investigate areas where a relationship might be helpful. Both parties may choose to suggest someone else as a potential benefit. Today, […]

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Digital Dirt

Is your Digital Dirt costing you a job?   There have been several news reports indicating that HR Professionals and Recruiters are now checking you out on Facebook as much or more than on LinkedIn. How come? Because they get your professional profile from LinkedIn, but Facebook gives them insight into your character off the […]

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