Career Tip #1 – Get on LinkedIn

Linked In is one of the primary places for visibility when conducting a job search. If you are not using all the capabilities of LinkedIn for your job search, perhaps it’s time to make it a priority. In this video, Lynn Dessert discusses what parts of LinkedIn are the most important for you to complete and engage in to ramp up your job hunting success. For more career related videos, subscribe to the...

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Three Actions to Take When Looking for a Job

One of the things I do is work with people looking for a job. Sometimes they are entering the job market for the first time; sometimes they just got fired or laid off. Either way, if you have not been in the job market, there are three actions you should take immediately to increase your exposure to companies looking to hire you. Develop or Update Your Resume Consider your resume to be your personal marketing materials. Include any...

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Revealing your weaknesses in an interview

Does revealing your weaknesses in an interview mean that you are being authentic? It’s a question that came up in a conversation when discussing topics for a professional organization panel group. It’s the dreaded question that no one likes to be asked. No doubt, you shy away from telling someone your weaknesses – after all what employer wants to hire you if you are not perfect. Is that the dialogue going through your head? Let...

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Focus on organization culture – hit a home run
Mar09

Focus on organization culture – hit a home run

There is research to back up that the majority of people leave an organization because they don’t like their boss and/or the organization culture. I urge you to place greater emphasis on the organization culture because that rarely changes. Here’s why. The organization culture is an important part of a decision about where you work, just as knowing who will be your manager and what kind of work you will be asked to do. Perhaps...

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Six Reasons You Did Not Get the Job
Feb16

Six Reasons You Did Not Get the Job

Frustrated that you did not get the job you coveted? Perhaps one or more of these reasons on the list played a role in the missed opportunity. Consider what you might do to overcome one of these job-hunting deal killers. You are casting too wide a net. Contrary to what many career coaches or counselors tell you, going after too many different kinds of jobs will not help you get the job. When recruiters or employers are confused about...

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How to Get Hired After Being Fired
Jan27

How to Get Hired After Being Fired

The first thing you probably are thinking about is how do I get hired after being fired again? Getting hired after being fired happens everyday, sometimes it is easier than other times. There are many reasons why you might have gotten fired – poor attendance, making a mistake on the job or poor performance such as missing quotas or targets. These are the common situations for being fired from your job and are easier to situations to...

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