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What’s Your Headline?

What’s Your Headline?

Take a close look at your resume and ask yourself if someone can tell who you are within a few seconds of seeing your resume. If so, you’ve done a great job with positioning yourself. If not, think seriously about creating a powerful headline.

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Realistic Expectations

Realistic Expectations

During your job search you will be forced out of your comfort zone and will research various details and make many decisions. The job search process can be filled with many ups and downs especially if your expectations are unrealistic.

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Choose Your Lens

Choose Your Lens

When one is faced with a challenging situation the outcome is greatly influenced by the lens through which that obstacle is viewed. Especially when one’s world is turned upside down by job loss, the lens which one views the loss can determine the outcome.

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Think Like a Salesperson

Think Like a Salesperson

When you think about it, closing a sales deal and landing a job offer really aren’t that different from one another. In both cases, you have to identify the right contacts, thoughtfully reach out to them and convince them that you, above all others, are the right person to help them solve their problems.

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Anatomy of an Interview

Anatomy of an Interview

hen you are being interviewed for a position, you are viewed as an expense. The hiring manager has multiple choices who to hire and is trying to determine which candidate will provide them with the quickest return on their investment. You cannot enter an interview expecting it to be a simple question and answer exercise.

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The Core Traits of Career Success

The Core Traits of Career Success

I believe that there is a pattern of behavior among highly successful managers, and that studying what works can help others grow successful without having to go through the same bumps and roadblocks. These are the six traits that I’ve come to believe capture much of what many recruiters and hiring managers look for in a candidate.

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Go Rogue!

Go Rogue!

Every book, article, podcast, etc. I read or listen to says that networking is the best way for job search success. Yet most people spend a vast majority of their time searching and responding to online postings. It is time to break with “but everybody does it” and go rogue.

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The Three Networks You Need

The Three Networks You Need

We all know how important networks are in all the different parts of our lives: medical and health, financial and legal, and especially in work and career. What many don’t know is that to be successful you need not one but three networks: operational, developmental, and strategic.

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