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How Older Workers Can Recover from Job Loss

How Older Workers Can Recover from Job Loss

I recently read an article about the employment prospects for those of us over 50, it gave some startling statistics that we all intuitively know as true. Once an older worker loses a job, it takes them longer than younger job seekers to find a new one. On average,...

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Writing A Great LinkedIn Invitation

Writing A Great LinkedIn Invitation

I just got another one - a generic connection request from someone I don't know. "Hi Rick, I'd like to join your LinkedIn network." I now have only two options. The LinkedIn options are Accept and Ignore. Accept is pretty straightforward. Ignore seems innocuous but...

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Are You Listening

Are You Listening

"Can you hear me now?' was the popular tag line in a commercial for a cell phone company. But the real question we should be asking in our everyday communications is "Are you listening?" Hearing and listening are very different. Hearing is the physical act of having...

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The Importance of Your Voice

The Importance of Your Voice

There are so many factors that play into creating your first impression when you meet new people. One of those factors that is not addressed enough is your voice. Conclusions can be drawn simply by the way you speak. Whether those assumptions are correct or not, it...

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Dealing with The Emotional Side of Job Search

Dealing with The Emotional Side of Job Search

Job search is often more difficult than people imagine. It takes longer than you originally thought - it's not quite as exciting as it was in the beginning - and before long, the process takes a toll on your psyche. This emotional wear and tear can, in turn, slow your...

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Make The Right Job Search Choices

Make The Right Job Search Choices

Make the Right Choices! It is easy to blame your circumstances or outside sources as the reason for not finding a job. However, it's the choices you make that have the greatest impact on your search. Do you choose to only utilize job boards? Do you choose to wait...

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Gatekeepers – Best Friend or Worst Enemy!

Gatekeepers – Best Friend or Worst Enemy!

Never underestimate the knowledge of gatekeepers. They know the schedules of the hiring authorities, their interests, responsibilities and preferences. They also know they are paid to screen out sales calls that will waste the time of these hiring authorities. When...

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Are You Shooting Too Low in Your Job Search?

Are You Shooting Too Low in Your Job Search?

Does your resume secretly have the words "overqualified," "desperate" and "likely to be bored stiff within a month" written all over it? If you are aiming too low in your job search, chances are employers will read between the lines and notice - and move on to someone...

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