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How to turn résumé failures to your advantage

”But I was a perfect fit for that job! It isn’t hard to find jobseekers who say, “I was a perfect fit for that position and I didn’t get an interview!” No matter how clearly a candidate’s background fits the description on a job posting, there are still reasons that he or she may not […]
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How to get more than 8 seconds for your résumé review

Jobseekers are quick to show their disdain when the “8-second résumé review” is mentioned. Why shouldn’t they be frustrated? Many (not all) jobseekers take time and care to apply for a position and in the end, IF they even manage to get their paperwork in front of a hiring professional, then all they can expect […]
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How the right bullet points move you to the top—Part 2

Everyone who communicates in writing knows that bullet points can communicate specific information quickly and efficiently. Part 1 of this blog series gives an overview of bullet point tips with regard to cover letters and résumés. It gives a severe reprimand regarding bullets that use common words (e.g. “strong communication skills.” It also lists five […]
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How the right bullet points move you to the top—Part 1

So much of our cover letters and résumés use bullet points to quickly communicate essential information to the reader. Yet, almost every résumé I see, misuses them to the detriment of the jobseeker. This post and the next two posts will focus on critical details about these indispensable communication tools. * * * Résumés have […]
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How to Follow Up with a Potential Employer

Following up with a potential employer can be one of the greatest challenges in a job search. Most jobseekers anguish over the timing and the frequency of checking in with recruiters, human resource professionals, and managers. Many jobseekers prepare and leave numerous phone messages and send emails—trying to show diligence and hoping that they are […]
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How to Cut Your Jobsearch in Half

Are you applying for the right jobs and are you credible to the hiring professional who will decide to bring you in for an interview? Yes? Are you sure? The fundamental concept that all Forward Motion programs emphasize is the importance of finding employment that is a good fit. This single element can save job […]
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Will you ever get back to work at your former salary?

Under-employed? Under-paid? Working? Uh huh. You have a job? …kinda. Perhaps it’s part-time, or maybe it’s in a different industry doing something you really don’t care to mention and at a salary that is embarrassing when compared to your former position. But you’re working. How did it feel on LinkedIn— when you indicated that you […]
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Jobseekers, do you feel abandoned?

The recent news has included ISIS, Iraq, Gaza, Israel, Russia and the Ukraine. Here in the U.S. we read and hear about the tragedy surrounding James Foley and Michael Brown…as the world watches. As for the Ebola virus and illegal immigrants at the border—they have quickly become old news. What about the unemployed? Are you […]
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