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Warning Signs to Help You Before Applying to a Job

Warning Signs to Help You Before Applying to a Job

As you gear up a potential job search (whether new or something you’ve been doing for awhile), you may have that fear of being on the other side of the table.  The one looking. Getting your resume polished, LinkedIn updated, coffee dates scheduled and cover letters written isn’t all the work you’ll put into your job search. Reading endless articles (like this one) on tips, advice and anything to give you a leg up in the search is an important…

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How to Boost Your LinkedIn Profile

How to Boost Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is the most powerful, professional tool available – no exceptions. From finding jobs and building a sales network to staying connected with former colleagues and managers – it’s our virtual Rolodex (remember those? If not, google it!) and a great way to build your professional brand. Here are a few ways you can boost your profile (with some instructional links included) and ensure you are noticed on LinkedIn: Customize your URL – More people are catching onto this, but it’s…

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You Got the Internship. Now Get the Job!

You Got the Internship. Now Get the Job!

Summer is finally here! If you are a college student, it was fun in the sun during May, but now it’s internship time. The internship and job market are competitive nowadays with students requiring internships earlier in their college careers to help build up their attraction to companies. But getting that coveted internship is half the battle. You haven’t won the battle until you get the offer to return again the following year – whether it’s a full-time job or…

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Dress for the Job You Want . . .

Dress for the Job You Want . . .

We have all heard the phrase “dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” It has been repeated to new hires, college students, people interviewing and individuals being coached for a promotion. Strangely enough this phrase is still ignored and can ruin a job interview or send a manager running to HR for help on delivering a difficult message. Being in HR for years and working with entry-level hires for the majority of it, I’ve had many…

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5 Ways to Exercise Your Networking Muscles

5 Ways to Exercise Your Networking Muscles

You have your daily routine set. Wake up. Maybe exercise. Maybe think about it. Get dressed and start your day. Answer calls, respond to emails and tackle that “to do” list. But don’t forget to exercise your networking muscles as part of your daily routine.  In my posting from last week I discussed starting a career development routine. I stressed the importance of networking on my list of suggestions. Not sure where to start? Here are 5 suggestions for exercising…

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