Author Archives: Susan P. Joyce

Career Accomplishments: How to Smart Brag Your Way to That Next Gig

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Smart bragging is a requirement for job search success today. Unfortunately, many of us are not comfortable bragging about our career accomplishments.

We have been taught that bragging is not polite or smart, right?   

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The VIP Inside Track: 5 Proven Ways to Connect with Hiring Professionals

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Bringing yourself to the attention of hiring professionals is a very good way to earn your next job offer.

Here are 5 ways to find that Very Important Person who helps you make that connection to the right job for you…   

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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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