Holiday Job Hunting Tips to Get Hired
Dec08

Holiday Job Hunting Tips to Get Hired

The holiday season is fast approaching and it’s easy to get distracted from your job-hunting activities. You may think that no one is hiring in December – you are wrong! Even if they are not hiring, companies are interviewing to get a jump-start on the New Year. A new year brings new budgets and approved positions and hiring managers want them filled immediately! In this video, Matt Cicco, Career Coach with Matthew Douglas Career...

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Hiring Quotient: Attitude over Skills
Nov07

Hiring Quotient: Attitude over Skills

Three punches to the face. That is what I saw about half way through my talk with a group of high school students about getting a job or starting a business. Luckily, that was not the attitude of the class. The reason I am talking to the students is it is an effort to pair successful professionals with disadvantaged kids to share experiences about working in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur. Initially we talk about how to...

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What to Say on a Job Application after Being Fired
Oct10

What to Say on a Job Application after Being Fired

After being fired, what do you say on a job application? In this video, I discuss some career tips to help you over that hurdle – of what to say and how to say it. For some of you the hurdle is small, others it may seem like a wall that you need to scale. No matter what the situation, you can find a way to communicate what happened or find a way to divert to the conversation. You may not get it right the first time, however with...

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Felons and Ex-Cons: Tips and Resources
Aug29

Felons and Ex-Cons: Tips and Resources

Interviewing is a stressful without revealing that you are one of many felons or ex-cons looking to make a new start. At what point do you tell a future employer or recruiter about your criminal history? You may think it is not relevant – why reveal something so personal? There are employment laws that prevent employers from making decisions on age, gender, race and religion. How is this different? Unfortunately, it is different. The...

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Job Application and Resume Differences
Aug26

Job Application and Resume Differences

Career Breakthrough Tip #7 shares the differences between a job application and resume. One is a legal document, the other is your marketing profile. Avoid assuming they are the same. In the eye’s of the employer or interviewer they are very different. If you fill out your application out improperly, there may be some serious consequences. In this video, Lynn Dessert, Executive Career Coach, explains the differences between the...

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An Interview with a Recruiter is Important
Aug03

An Interview with a Recruiter is Important

Your relationship with a recruiter before, during and after an interview is important. So important, you might blow your chances to be a viable candidate. You might be wondering why would I care if I blow off a meeting since a recruiter is not the company. Here’s why… This week I spent time with a recruiter and got a sneak peek into her work. She had a phone interview scheduled with a potential candidate for a job. The appointment was...

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