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How to Use Social Media to Stay Unemployed in 3 Dreadful Steps

This post originally appeared on the Business Journals site LinkedIn is a great networking tool and I use it all the time. In fact I received the following via LinkedIn two weeks ago. I present it here word for word, only changing the sender’s name to protect the innocent (or, in this case, the guilty). […]

Employed but Stuck? Turn Up the Heat on Your Internal Job Search

You’ve been in the same job for over three years. Feeling a little stale? A promotion or change of pace would be ideal and you’ve seen some interesting jobs on your company’s internal career website. Or maybe there isn’t exactly what you’d like, but you want to do some further exploration by networking. What do […]

Network for a Job

Ask for Help with a Clear Purpose Get over the guilt, the shyness, and the embarrassment about asking for help in your job search. Change the way you ask for help, as well. Let’s break it down… Your embarrassment and guilt comes across as lacking confidence Elizabeth secured a meeting with Frank for help on […]

Successful Job Searching Takes a Lot of Time! Don’t Kid Yourself Otherwise

Successful job searching takes a lot of time! Get over it. After mentoring and hiring hundreds of job seekers, the number one surprise response I get when I give advice on job search process is, “Wow, this takes so much time!” I’m even more concerned by the proclamation that, “I don’t have the time to […]

Whoever Invented Resumes Ought to be Shot

I’m a hiring manager with a job description that clearly outlines the specifications of my job. And what do I receive from candidates, usually with no cover letter? A piece of paper that spews out useless information about a total stranger, in chronological order. Great. So, in my left hand is what I need. And […]