Tag Archives: job seekers

11 Ways to Make a First Impression That Lasts


Whether you apply for a job that’s full time, part time or temporary, small details leave a big impression.

That’s because competition is tough, even for temporary and contract positions…   

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Why I Threw Away My Resume (And You Should Too)

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If you’re looking to hire me for either a full-time or project-based position, you should be aware of something: Don’t ask me for a resume. I’m done with it.

If you’re reading this as a job seeker and you’re also involved with creative, entrepreneurial and outside-the-box industries, you should do the same…   

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What Do Managers Look For in Entry-Level Employees? [Infographic]


According to a survey by Bridge: “Managers hire employees based on attitude and work ethic, then hope to effectively train them to develop other skills they need to excel in an entry level position.”

Skills like professionalism, time management, interpersonal communication — and even technical skills. Why?    

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From Lackluster to Blockbuster: 5 Ways to Make Your Resume Sexier

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50 Shades of Grey…

A 2015 blockbuster movie? Or 4 words that describe the blizzard of boring resumes submitted to hiring managers every day?

So without resorting to gimmicks, how can you make your resume a bit sexier before submitting your next application?    

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Why Your Generic Branding is Killing Your Job Search

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The issue with the generic self-introduction so common on social media: No one ever knows how he might define fast-learning. And no one ever knows what kind of problems he solved. Yes, employers definitely need people to solve problems, but in today’s job market…

To be impressed, job seekers must provide context, social proof and, most important, focus.    

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How to Create a Unique and Marketable Personal Brand [Infographic]


You are the verge of carving out a great career… and a great life. You are talented and focused; you know you want to make a difference.

And yet you have a hard time articulating who you are, what you’re good at, and what you stand for. There are many of us in this exact position right now… and with graduation season just ahead of us, many are wondering exactly how to position themselves in the marketplace.

That is why we love this simple infographic, which walks us through how to intentionally create a targeted personal brand…   

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