The Sad Tales of Entitled Job Seekers

entitled job seeker

We all know people who feel entitled.

This is especially true of recruiters. We meet them at networking events and meet-ups. We listen to their stories; we hear all about their unsuccessful job search efforts. We empathize. We want to help…   

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Is Your Resume Just Good? Or Great?

Good or Great

I’ve seen a lot of résumés. And I know the person who wrote it probably worked hard to create or update that résumé. Fact is, most of those resumes are good.

In today’s market, however, “good” isn’t good enough anymore. We must take your résumé from good… to great! Here’s how…   

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The 5 Qualities That Make You an ‘A’ Player Candidate

5 Qualities Expected of Top Candidates

For many companies, hiring the best and the brightest is not an option — it’s an absolute necessity. They are all working from the same playbook: “Only hire ‘A’ players.” Of course! Who doesn’t want people who have the talent, skills and drive to make a company successful?

So… how can you be recognized an a top performer? As an ‘A’ player?   

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3 Online Marketing Techniques Perfect for Job Seekers

internet-marketing

You may not think that online marketing and the job hunt are similar at all. The truth is, though, that the best techniques for marketing and selling a brand online will work while you are marketing and selling… you.

To maximize your personal brand and your online presence, here are four online marketing tips you must know and understand…   

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8 Traits More Important Than Your Resume [Infographic]

8 Traits that Trump a Resume

No matter how many versions are written, there are certain things a resume just can’t say about you. Which means that your cover letter, online presence, and LinkedIn profile must demonstrate the traits that employers covet most: things like grace under pressure, integrity, charisma and – perhaps most important – a positive attitude.

This infographic provides a great summary of the traits job seekers must make obvious in their personal branding…   

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Can Your Resume Pass the All-Important LinkedIn Comparison Test?

Does Your Resume Match Your LinkedIn Profile

Everyone knows LinkedIn is a great way to grow your personal network and meet influential people. But did you know employers use LinkedIn for another reason? To validate your resume and the information provided in your application? To make sure you are… who you say you are?

Why do many recruiters now consider this a “must-do” aspect of their hiring process?   

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