Category Archives: job search

Job Seekers: This is How You Do Social Media Right

Social Media Big 4

To avoid freezing up when it comes to optimizing your digital brand presence on the Inter-web, let’s take a look at some of the most commonly being used by careerists.

Wwhat works, what doesn’t work, and where will you get the most bang for your virtual buck?   

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Stacy Zapar’s Top 10 Tips for Job Seekers

Job Seeker Super Hero

You’re competing with a lot of great talent, avoiding the recruiting black hole, and wading through all the conflicting advice… some of which gets you all fired up, but doesn’t actually tell you how to get the interview!

I’ve been recruiting for 15+ years and know a thing or two about the job search / recruiting process and am happy to provide some clarity about what works and what doesn’t. So, here’s what I know works, right now, regardless of the economy…   

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7 Reasons Your Resume Stinks (And Why Recruiters Never Call)

Your Resume Stinks

I’ve probably read (err, perhaps I should say “perused”) 1,000+ resumes in my time. Some of those resume are good… most really suck.

I’m usually a positive guy, but in this case – based on all the trend mistakes I’ve seen as I built, acquired and grown several businesses and personally hired every employee – I’m going to point out the seven reasons your resume most likely doesn’t pass the smell test…   

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25 Questions That Will Uncover a Company’s True Culture

Questions to Uncover Company Culture

The interview is going great; you sense an offer is coming. But something doesn’t feel right… you’re just not sure this company is the right fit for you.

Of course, before you can make any decisions, you need to know what the company’s culture really is. But you feel you really can’t disclose your reservations without coming off as prying, dispassionate, or skeptical…   

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The One Thing That Takes Resumes from Good to Great


In a job market where every word on your resume counts, we are prone to generalizations. The point of your resume, of course, is to concisely convey relevant information about your work history and potential.

To do this, you need to use real examples of achievement. You need to quantify… everything…   

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The 5 Biggest Mistakes Job Seekers Make on Social Media

Social Media Mistakes

More than ever, hiring managers and recruiters are using social media to find and pre-screen candidates – and they’re not just using LinkedIn.

So for job seekers, it is important to avoid some of these major social media mistakes…   

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