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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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The Hidden Reason You Aren’t Selected for an Interview

Many jobseekers get frustrated at what they call “the black hole.” They apply for jobs with certainty that they can perform the activities as outlined in the job description. When they read the qualifications, they are certain that they match each one to perfection. The missing link: Very few jobseekers intentionally consider their alignment with […]
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This Formula Gets You Hired Every Time.

A formula? Really? …every time? Yes, this blog is about the formula that will win you a job offer. After jobseekers get hired they sometimes say something like, “Yep, the stars were aligned and everything fell into place.” But how do we get the stars aligned? That sounds more like a chance happening. And the […]
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How to Play the Numbers and Get a Job

—and why people get discouraged. A jobseeker told me that the president of a company spoke to him and asked for his résumé. The president gave it to HR and the guy never even received a phone call. REALLY! Is there a better recommendation than the president of a company? What was on that résumé […]
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Job Security: Vet the company—will it be toxic?

At this point, everyone knows that it’s a very hard market for jobseekers. So when an employed person in today’s economy wants out of their current situation, that’s a heads-up for me. About 30% of my clients have come to me asking for help to find different employment. The reasons they give for “wanting out” […]
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Job Security: Job Fit—the moving target

After an interview, jobseekers often say, “I hope I get that job…it’s a good fit.” When I read Human Resource and Recruiter blogs about hiring, they are constantly asking about job fit. And yesterday, a potential client spent about 90 minutes telling me about her current job, which could be summarized by, “It’s just not […]
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The Science of Hiring, Part 1: Job Fit

Job Fit: It isn’t what you think. “Job Fit” and “Cultural Fit” have become common terms in the hiring realm. Both terms may seem innately vague, however they are at the core of successful hiring processes. Both jobseekers and employees will find that a thorough understanding of these concepts from a business perspective is critical […]
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