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How to enter the hidden jobs market and get hired

As technology changes the hiring process and the global economy enlarges the pool of jobseekers, many companies are turning to recruiters to help them find the right person. This article is about working with recruiters. * * * It can be very disconcerting for a jobseeker when the media reports that 80% of the available […]
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How to write a stunning career change résumé

Career change is becoming the norm for most people. This creates a challenge when trying to put together a resume. Jobseekers educate themselves about the benefits of both chronological and functional resumes as well. But when a career change is in process it can be a major challenge to formulate a resume that demonstrates credibility […]
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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 Master the Prickly Salary Question With Confidence

Everyone I know hates the salary question—even my HR friends and recruiters! It’s especially offensive to jobseekers when it’s one of the first questions asked during a phone conversation. I hope this blog brings some insight on why the question is asked and how a jobseeker might respond. The Great Recession brought a host of […]
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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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