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The Mr. Spock Test: Are You Making Illogical Career Choices?

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A short time ago, Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Mr. Spock on “Star Trek,” died at age 83. Millions of fans turned to social media to express their grief and appreciation. After all, the actor accomplished the greatest mission in the known galaxy: He lived long and prospered.

We can only hope we do the same… which, for many of us, means carving out a successful professional life…   

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The Perfect LinkedIn Profile Summary for Recent Grads

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Recently, I provided a template for a LinkedIn profile summary for people who have a job… aka “The Passive Job Seeker.”

Today, I offer another profile summary — this time for recent graduates who need a job now, or soon…   

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Job Seeker Advantage: Applying for Jobs That Don’t Yet Exist

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USA TODAY reports employers added an average of 246,000 jobs each month in 2014, the best year for job growth since 1999. Finally, for the first time in 15 years, it seems companies have started to hire in a meaningful way.

Welcome back, economy!

But all this hiring is happening the way it used to…   

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6 Tips to Maximize Your Networking Efforts

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Most of us approach networking with one goal: meet and connect with other like-minded people while expanding our network. However, there’s clearly more hidden beneath the surface of a valuable networking opportunity. Sometimes, much more… like a mentor relationship, a connection to an employer on your target list… maybe even a job offer. To help you maximize you networking efforts, here’s six tips that have always helped me: 1. Learn from Observation Networking is like a think-tank: there’s nothing you can’t learn from other like-minded professionals. Walk into a networking environment with an observational mindset, ready and willing to let   

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Make that Boring Job Appear Remarkable on Your Resume

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As you write your resume, you might think one or more of your recent jobs or internships is nothing special – perhaps even too boring to mention.

You figure: “Who wants to learn about my boring job? I’ll play up my work ethic and personality instead.” So your resume is full of all-too-common words and phrases like “hard worker”, “team player” and “dependable.

Wrong. Plain wrong.   

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Finally: The Perfect Resume Template for Young Professionals

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You keep hearing about the importance of a nice, simple and easy-to-read resume. But almost no one shows you exactly what that resume actually looks like… or talks about what makes nice, simple, or easy-to-read.

That’s why I created t he perfect resume template young professionals. This one gets the job done!   

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