Author Archives: Lisa Rangel

7 Steps to Creating a Powerful 30-Second Elevator Pitch

30-second elevator pitch

If you have a career of any kind, you need a 30-second elevator pitch (some call it an elevator speech or a value proposition). An elevator pitch is a roughly 30-second sound bite – a response to the question, “Tell me about yourself” or “What do you do?”

Here are the short cuts to creating a powerful 30-second elevator pitch…   

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Do You Have a Career Development To-Do List in Place?

career development

A career development to-do list is one that lists the tasks you need to do to enrich, improve, and advance your career. People to meet, skills to learn, places to go, things to do, etc.

Do you have a career to-do list? If not… why not?   

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Recent LinkedIn Changes: How They Effect You and Your Job Search

recent linkedin changes

Even though LinkedIn rolled out a series of new updates, I’m here to tell you that it’s going to be okay. You may need to click a new button or go to a new place to find what you’re looking for, but it’s all still there, more or less.

I’ll cover the most important of the recent LinkedIn changes. Then I’ll help you resume a routine sure to help you remain productive…   

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Job Search Know-How: ATS Advances and Their Effect on the Above Average Job Seeker

average job seeker

Over the last year, corporations and job board companies are starting to use a search tool called semantic search to help match open jobs with an online job seeker better than ever before. It’s actually been around for about 5 years, but it’s within the last year that it’s begun being used in recruitment (by companies like Deloitte, Bosch, and Manpower).   

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How to Showcase Those All-Important Leadership Skills on Your Resume

leadership skills

Leadership skills are one of the most important traits to showcase on your resume. Unfortunately, it’s one of those skills that everyone claims to have… but few know how to list effectively.

So how do you demonstrate strong leadership skills in a concrete, measurable manner on your resume?   

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How to Build a Target Company List to Focus Your Job Search

target company list

There is an old saying: give a man a fish and he eats for a day; teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime. As your job search consultant, I would like to provide you with some creative ways to build your target company list, so you can find your own job leads. This way, you are taught how to fish and you are not be dependent on third party recruiters and job boards. These tactics have been used to build target company lists for my current job search practice clients.   

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