Author Archives: Brazen Careerist

6 Keys to Writing the Perfect Cover Letter

Cover Letter Advice

True, 50% of recruiters will never see your cover letter. But what about the 50% who take the time to read them and, in part, base their hiring decisions on what they read?

For those decision makers, do you really want to submit a resume without a cover letter? Be dismissed by a recruiter for a lack of effort?   

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Your LinkedIn Network Must Include These 4 Kinds of People

its not what you know

Countless times, we’ve heard this well-worn axiom for career success: “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” But have you ever given thought to who those “who” really are?

While having successful and time-tested business pros to tap for advice is invaluable, it’s important to develop a deep and diverse network…   

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Here’s Exactly How to Decode Those Confusing Job Titles

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“Accounting Ninja.” “Conversation Architect.” “Social Media Unicorn.”

What are employers thinking with these job titles? The reality is that employers are getting more creative with their hiring processes. Whether it’s asking job seekers to jump through hoops during the application process or   

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4 Things Recruiters Will Never Admit (But You Need to Know)

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You may believe third-party recruiters (those who work for their corporate clients on commission) are your ally. You may think they exist to help you land the career of your dreams. That may even be how they brand themselves.

Wrong.   

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10 Real-World Tips to Help Rock the Job Interview

Job Interview

Very few aspects of adult life are more distressing than the job interview – perhaps because so much depends on the result.

Yet all the advice out there about job interviews seems to go right past practical wisdom to the high-end stuff that might make a difference if everything else goes perfectly. With that in mind, here are 10 real-world tips to help you rock your interview…   

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5 Ways to Find The Right Recruiter for Your Job Search

Find the Right Recruiter

When job or internship searching, do you spend most of your time looking for openings on job boards? Sending off dozens of applications? That’s so 2004! No one does the job board thing anymore! All the cool kids are using their network to get referrals for jobs that aren’t on job boards, and the coolest of the cool kids don’t just stop with people they know — they reach out and network with recruiters. But hold on, Tiger. Don’t go firing off emails to every recruiter you come across. You have to find the right kind of recruiter for you.   

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