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Your Professional Network: Taking the First Steps


In a presentation called “Launching an Effective Job Search,” I discuss the “iceberg” graphic shown here, illustrating the components of a multi-faceted job search.

Notice that above the water line – the tip of the iceberg – is “posted jobs” and “resumes and cover letters.” This is the obvious part of a job search everyone understands. But, that is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg… and where job seekers spend way too much of their time…   

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5 Resume Tips from a (Formerly) Unsuccessful Job Seeker

Resume Do Something Different

Recently I read a comment on a blog post that said something like this: “I’ve been out of work for 7 months. I am applying for jobs that I’m well-qualified for. I’m not having any luck on LinkedIn either. I can’t even get an interview.”

I can’t help but think that a lot of similarities exist between the commenter and many of my fellow recent graduates; this is a position many of us have been in during the last 5 years…   

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You’re Not Alone: Job Hunting is Way Harder Than We Think [Infographic]

A job search can make you feel like it’s you against the world. Seems like you’re alone, struggling against the economy, resume black holes and paradigms that no longer exist.

The truth is, however… you’re not alone.

In the 2013 AfterCollege Job Seeker Survey the results found that a majority of respondents actually don’t find the job search process as easy as it may appear…   

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