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#60Day Challenge, Day 21: Celebrate Wins; Reset Expectations

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Day 21 of the #60Day Challenge – a quest designed to help you become far more employable by spending just 60 minutes per day for 60 days – has us thinking not about the job search, but our own expectations around the job search… Over and over, we hear how frustrating the job search has become. Today has been no exception. Mondays can be like that. What am I doing wrong? Why does it take so long to find work, or even get an interview? Why – when just a few short years ago all you needed to get a   

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#60Day Challenge, Day 19: Create Your “Hire Me” Story

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In today’s marketplace, everyone needs a “Hire Me” story – a short, compelling tale that (once they have gotten to know you a little bit and know that you can do the job they are trying to fill) that compels the recruiter to say:

“She gets it… I need her on my team!”   

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#60Day Challenge, Day 18: Visit Your Career Center

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On day 18 of the #60Day Challenge – where we focus on one 60-minute task every day for 60 days, all in an effort to help you become far more employable just two months from now – we visit a wholly under-utilized resource…

Your school’s career center.   

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#60Day Challenge, Day 17: Build Your Elevator Pitch, Part 2

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Yesterday, on Day 16 of the #60Day Challenge, we began building your brand new, conversational elevator pitch. We continue that task today…

When you’re done, instead of that monotonous speech everyone else delivers, you will be prepared to present a confident self-introduction that both impresses the audience, and lets them know you’ve done your homework. In other words, you’ll start a conversation the recipient wants to continue.   

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#60Day Challenge, Day 16: Build Your Elevator Pitch

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Ah, the elevator pitch. The 30-seconds of speaking that baffles so many, and scares so many more. Why is the elevator pitch so gut-wrenching? Why do most young professionals put off perfecting their “all about me” commercial?

Because they’ve been taught to think the elevator pitch must be… perfect. Perfect words. Perfect cadence. Perfect delivery. And this couldn’t be further from the truth…   

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#60Day Challenge, Day 15: Say Thank You

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Day 15 of our challenge isn’t about you. Not directly, anyway.

Today is about taking the time to do something almost no one does. Not because we aren’t aware of the importance; or because of a lack of gratitude. We fail in this area for one reason: we get so tied up in our own life, including a stressful job search, we don’t take the time to show appreciation to those who care enough to help us achieve our immediate goals.

Today, we say “thank you”…   

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