Author Archives: Susan P. Joyce

Job Search Strategy: Making Sure the Right Opportunity is Knocking

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One of the most common and popular job search strategies is also one of least effective today and, ultimately, can be deadly.

That common job search strategy: Focusing most job search time and effort on applying for jobs without regard to fit for the opportunity.   

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Get Noticed: Here’s How to Build a Resume Customization Cheat Sheet

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Customizing your resume for each opportunity is not optional these days. Resume customization will help your resume escape the dreaded “black hole” where resumes disappear. Resume customization also demonstrates your interest in the opportunity, which will impress the employer.   

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Knock Their Socks Off: 5 Ways to Ensure Job Interview Success

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Unfortunately, an invitation to interview is not a guarantee of a job offer. Not even close. Instead, it is an invitation to demonstrate what a great employee you would be. Think of it as an audition for the job.

And to win the job… you must win the audition…   

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New Ways to Use Job Boards for Success in the New Year

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While job boards are obviously still valuable resources, they can often be a big waste of time. Job boards are not the only source of jobs, and they are not the best way to find a job today. According to recent research, only 12% of jobs are filled via job boards. Think beyond using job listings to find your next job.   

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The Boomerang Employee: Haven’t We Been Here Before?

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A boomerang employee is one who has left (usually quit) an organization to work somewhere else, or to drop out of the workforce for a while. Then, later, they return to work for that employer again, like a boomerang returns to the person who threw it. Many of us have former employers we could work for again if we wanted to…   

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Is Your Job Search Hampered By a Deadly LinkedIn Mistake?

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A deadly LinkedIn mistake can be very damaging. These errors make a job search more difficult and career success more challenging than it should be.

Avoid being one of these unfortunate people by avoiding these 5 common LinkedIn mistakes…   

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