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STOP! YOUR RESUME IS HURTING YOU

Posted on: October 31st, 2017 by
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Sometimes we hurt ourselves without really knowing it. A bad resume is one of those times. Here are some ways we hurt our chances of finding a better job, and what to do about it.   OVERUSED WORDS – Self-congratulatory words diminish your candidacy, like: Highly qualified, hard worker, problem solver, people person, self-starter, and so on. Your professional references should use these words, not you. Rather, Continue reading the story "STOP! YOUR RESUME IS HURTING YOU"

REVERSIBLE CAREER MISTAKES

Posted on: October 24th, 2017 by
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Ever wonder why your career isn’t getting the kind of traction you need? You may be making mistakes that automatically put your career in a stall. Assess your career against some of these common errors to see if you can ignite a new outcome.   #1 – Your Start Point - Careers are sidetracked because they’re started by what’s convenient rather than what’s strategically smart. Some jobs Continue reading the story "REVERSIBLE CAREER MISTAKES"

RECALIBRATE YOUR CAREER GOALS

Posted on: October 17th, 2017 by
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Having a career plan is essential to achieve your career goal. A flexible career plan should:
  • Target your ultimate goal
  • Identify where you are now
  • Define the multiple steps and the skills needed at each step to get to your ultimate goal
  • Outline the range of months or years needed at each step
  You should also understand the “stall points” that indicate if you need to Continue reading the story "RECALIBRATE YOUR CAREER GOALS"

CHECKLIST OF A HIRING MANAGER

Posted on: October 10th, 2017 by
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Let’s assume that you match the education, key experiences and requirements of a position description for a job for which you are interested. What other factors will elevate you as a top candidate and best selection?   Hiring managers want to know: What have you achieved? How did you do it? What were the results? Use this checklist to your advantage.  

WHY DO JOB SEARCHES FLOP?

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017 by
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Hiring managers hire candidates that:
  • Have a proven track record in a specific area that is most needed
  • Can demonstrate they are capable to achieve results in the short and long term
  • Can comfortably fit into the organization without being a disruptive force
  So, what are the things that throw you off track for being one of the top candidates?   UNREALISTIC EXPECTATIONS: Hiring managers want to hear Continue reading the story "WHY DO JOB SEARCHES FLOP?"