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This is How a REALLY Honest Resume Would Read

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Let’s be honest: only a very small percentage of resumes accurately depict someone’s full career and life experience. Everyone has little bits to hide. And, in some cases, a lot to embellish.

Some of that embellishment is tolerated, even accepted as normal. After all, a resume is a marketing document – not an oath…   

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Job Seeker Lessons Learned: What Would You Do Different Next Time?

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The other day I had a fun conversation with a friend who had just landed a great job. But our conversations prior hadn’t always been fun.

You see, he was pretty typical of many job seekers. His job search had taken quite a while. In fact, he had no idea how hard it would be to find a job. To him, it seemed like a lifetime.

So I asked him: “If you could start your job search all over again, what would you do differently?” Here are his two answers:   

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Hiring Managers Don’t Decide Who Gets Hired… You Do

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If you’re thinking you need something to get you out of a rut during a long job search…the point of this post may be what you need.

If you’re waiting for someone to decide that the job is yours. If you’re waiting for a hiring manager to anoint you as the chosen one. If you’re waiting for someone to recognize all the greatness in you.

If you are, then you’re in trouble. “It’s not up to them (the hiring manager) to decide. It’s up to us.”   

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A Follow on Twitter Isn’t “Social” or “Networking” …Talk to Me!

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As I’ve written before about why people follow on Twitter, the primary reason (assuming you are not Ashton Kutcher or Justin Bieber) is… relevance. Something in your bio that leads others to believe you have, or can have, a virtual kinship.

So we follow. Regardless of our goals. Or how far along we are in job search or how close we are to accomplishing our goals. We follow.

But then what?   

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The Top 10 Reasons People Will Follow You on Twitter

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For the young job seeker, Twitter is a great a place to build awareness of your personal brand, get to know target companies and introduce yourself to recruiters who might find you interesting.

Yet less than half of all Gen Y job seekers are active on Twitter.

Let’s change that… and get you on your way to building genuine influence and getting more people to follow your job or internship search. But how? Why will others take an interest in you, and your career goals?    

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How to Start, Maintain and End a Networking Conversation

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For some time, career networking has been something I do on a subconscious level. No thinking, I just do it. It has become second nature. But let’s face it: this is a great question that many struggle with heading into a career networking event.

So now I’m here to answer the question! In full detail, for the world to evaluate and comment on. Let’s dig in…   

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