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The Secret to Turning Rejection Into Your Big Break


You really, really wanted that job… but here it is again: the dreaded “Thank-you-for-your-interest-but…” letter. What now? Move on to the next opportunity, of course! But first…

Take the time to turn that rejection letter into what could become your big break… and perhaps a job offer.   

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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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Consistency: Your Key to a Superior Social Brand


What is the key to getting best results from your professional branding on social media?


Consistency – in how you present yourself across all social channels, how you use each social network to drive your personal brand, and how often you show up to share value – will help employers and recruiters see the whole picture of who you are and what you can do…   

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Target the “Right” Job… Not the “Right Now” Job

Steve Jobs

You want a job… need a job.

But landing a bad job with the wrong employer will be a waste of time, bad for your career… and you could find yourself back in the job market too soon…   

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How Can You Leverage Social Recruiting to Find a New Job?


Recruiting candidates isn’t what it used to be… and we don’t mean generations ago. We’re talking over the course of the past few years. Employers now use “social recruiting” as a major component of their hiring strategy. What is it? Social recruiting is what companies and recruiters do when they use the “social networking sites,” like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and/or Google Plus to find candidates.

Is your personal brand and job search ready for social recruiting? Let’s find out.   

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No Black Hole for You: 3 Simple Tips to Optimize Your Resume

lion resume

When webmasters design a web site to be found by the search engines, they call the process (science? art? skill?) “search engine optimization.” Appropriate placement of the right words in the right place is critical to search engine optimization – and to your resume!

Here are 3 areas you can use this technique so recruiters find your resume (and LinkedIn profile) online… and all three start with researching the keywords employers use most…   

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