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Brand Building through Community Leadership

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Leadership experience in volunteer, civic, and professional association settings is one way you can build and promote your personal brand. If you are not ready to take a top leadership role for your favorite organization, you can start with a volunteer project or serve as the co-chair of a committee.

Face-to-Face Networking

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Face-to-face networking may be one of the most detested phrases a career professional can hear. You mean I have to talk to strangers in person? Can’t I just email them? Isn’t it enough if I like their posts on LinkedIn ? Sure, it is great to connect online.

Networking at the Interview

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Always think of the bigger picture when you are in job search mode. Rather than focus on one particular job posting at a time, keep your eyes open, so you don’t miss other opportunities.

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What Not to Include in Your Resume Profile

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For many, determining what to include in the resume profile is vexing. You want to entice the reader, so they are immediately engaged – so much so, that they read the rest of your resume.

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The Value of a Web-based Visual Resume

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If you are expecting a resume format designed in the “paper generation” to propel your career in the year 2015, it is time for you to consider the value of a visual web-based resume.

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How to Hit the “Bull’s Eye” with Your Resume

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How many resumes do you send without a single response? Where did you go wrong? You have so many skills, as well as extensive knowledge. It is possible that your resume is missing the target because it was not written with a target in mind?

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Branding Strategies for the Unemployed

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It is easier to get a job when you have a job. This is true in most cases. Naturally, the demand for a candidate increases when they are considered valued or sought-after by other companies.

How to Present a Multi-Faceted Professional Brand

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Most resume and job search experts agree that your resume should be focused on your current career goal. Many advisors will explain the importance of building and presenting a consistent brand. How do you focus on a current goal and construct a consistent brand when you have multiple career goals?

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The LinkedIn Headline: Your Brand in 120 Words or Less

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Most parts of your LinkedIn profile are fairly straight-forward. Complete this, select that, edit thoughtfully, and you are on your way to a new LinkedIn profile. The stumbling block for many is the headline.

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A+ Internship Interviews

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It is time to apply for a summer internships. The most dreaded part of the process for most candidates is the interview. Interviewing causes anxiety for almost everyone. However, with some practice, interviewing becomes easier.

Is Your Outgoing Message a Turn-off?

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Recently, I called a consultant that I had never met and was surprised at his outgoing message. It started with the sound of him clearing his throat. Next he said, “Uh, this is Rob, and I can’t get to my phone, but I will get back to you.” ” This was recorded in a noisy space.

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Women in Technology - Part 3

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And the third and final post in our Women in Tech mini-series. Today''s guest blog comes from Amanda Augustine, Career Management Expert at TheLadders. Thanks Amanda! Compared to their male counterparts, women often face a steeper climb up the corporate ladder.

Secondary Language Profile on LinkedIN?

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Dear Deb: I am bilingual and seeking an international humanitarian program leadership role in South America. Some of the jobs are with US organizations, and some are Latin American. Should I have two LinkedIn profiles – one in English and one in Spanish? Thank you, Aron.

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How Your Employer’s Brand Affects Your Brand

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Your personal brand is comprised of many things. Some aspects of your brand change and develop over time. However, some aspects of your brand stick with you for many years. Examples of lasting brand aspects that define you include your education and your employers.

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Resume Help: Catching up with the Times

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Today’s resume example illustrates a common issue. The candidate is using a very outdated resume strategy. The problem is twofold. It brands the candidate as “behind the times.”

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Blasting News to Your Network

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Take a moment to reach out to your network when you have good news, valuable tips to share, and invitations to industry events. If you are fortunate to have a large network, it can be impractical to contact each person individually.

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How many credentials after a name on a resume?

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Dear Debra: I have my credentials at the top of my resume and cover letter just after my name. A recruiter told me that this is an overload. Here is what I show: “Marcia Bolen, MST, PA, BSA, ABA, RTRP, CBM, CDFA, CMA, CFE.” ” What do you think? Thank you, Marcia.

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LinkedIn Headlines That Grab Readers

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The smallest part of the LinkedIn profile is perhaps the biggest challenge for most people. What magical 120 characters will do the trick? You probably have seen ridiculous profiles that tell you nothing substantial about the person.

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Look beyond Your Inner Circle

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Most of us rely upon our friends for advice, which works well in many situations. When it comes to subjects in which expertise and current knowledge are critical, it is best to seek a professional.

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Body Language Miscues

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Body language is critically important. Small movements that you make …movements you probably aren''t aware of … could be the key to whether others trust you … or not.

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Using Your Full Name

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Dear Deb: I rarely use my entire name, but I would like to on my resume so that I am easily identifiable when someone searches for my transcript or GMAT scores. My name is Michael Alban Adams Jr. My son’s (only six months old, but it may matter someday) name is Michael Alban Adams, III.

2015 214

Two Page Resumes Online

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Dear Deb: Because resumes are read online, do I really need to start the second page with my name and “page 2 of 2” at the top? Thanks! Charlene. Dear Charlene: It is true that initially almost all resumes are viewed online. However, quite often, at some point a resume is printed.

2015 209

Sexism in Technology

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­­ On 22 February I ran across this excellent article by Tracey Lien at the LA Times entitled "Why are women leaving the tech industry in droves?"

How can I tell my manager that my team member is stuggling?

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Dear Deb: How can I tell my manager that the newly-hired team member is not up to the task? He hired someone, who exaggerated her abilities and after 30 days on the job she is still struggling to perform her work.

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Protecting Your Brand during a Resignation

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Before you shout the good news from the rooftop and bid your boss a not-so-kind farewell, consider these suggestions for your resignation. When you resign, remember that the health of your brand is at stake. Manage your resignation thoughtfully and professionally to protect your personal brand.

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Five Things You Must Do Before a Networking Event

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Often you just get one opportunity to make a favorable connection with a new contact. You don’t want to fall short. Here are five things that you must do before a networking event. Access the Attendee List.

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Your Brand Never Takes a Rest

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As I was scanning my LinkedIn feed, I read a few posts that made an indelible impression on me. One was a rant from a seemingly frustrated job searcher who complained about zero interviews in more than an 18-month period. The other post was loaded with grammatical errors. It was cringe-worthy.

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Instagram & Your Job Search: Answering Your Top Questions

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Does the thought of using Instagram for your job search seem ridiculous? Instagram is yet another way to leverage social media to enhance your professional brand and accelerate your job search. If you are still puzzled, continue reading and perhaps we can answer your top Instagram questions.

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Women in Technology - Part 2

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Greetings and salutations! As a follow up to our blog posting on Women surviving in technology , today we are featuring a guest post from our one of our friends, Jessica Hernandez, of Great Resumes Fast. Thanks Jessica! How Women Can Overcome the Challenges They Face in the Tech Industry.

Networking on Vacation

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It is vacation season! If you are like me, you find it challenging to forget completely about work. You never know when you will meet an interesting person who shares a common professional interest.

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Listing Technical Skills on Your Resume

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Dear Deb: Should I list all of my technical knowledge on my resume? My current resume has extended into three pages, and I have a half page listing all of my technical proficiencies. What’s the best strategy? Is it better to have three pages with all of my skills from the last 16 years?

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InfoGraphic - The Most Important Words in Networking

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What is networking? CRITICAL. Who needs to network? Where do you need to network? EVERYWHERE. When do you need to network? ALWAYS. How do you network? LIKE THIS. Why do you need to network? BECAUSE. Job Search Strategies networking

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Don’t Go over Your Manager’s Head

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Are you having a problem with your direct manager? Are you thinking about going over your manager’s head? If your instincts tell you that it is a bad idea, you are right. By not respecting the chain of command, you''ll alienate your manager and potentially your manager’s colleagues.

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Asking for a Reference

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Dear Deb: Is it necessary to ask someone to be a reference? Or, can I use someone’s name on an application without asking them? I don’t want to bother them, especially if they never get a call. Secondly, most employers really don’t check references, right? Thank you, Sebastian.

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Resume Help: Finance Executive

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One of the most common resume issues is underselling or not selling at all. Today’s candidate has climbed the ladder to hold highly-responsible senior-level positions. However, each of the job descriptions on her resume is nothing more than a list of duties.

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Working with a Career Coach

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We hire professionals to improve our golf game, professional trainers to transform our bodies, and we budget for expenses for professional hair stylists, tax accountants, interior designers, and attorneys.

How Much Notice Should I Give My Employer?

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Dear Deb: How much notice should I give my employer? I was just offered a terrific job. That company has a big conference in two weeks and my new manager really wants me to attend to meet everyone from the other locations. If I quit today, it will be exactly two weeks.

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Avoid Negative Comments While Networking

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Dear Deb: When I am networking in a one-on-one setting, how do I handle negative comments about my current boss? My boss has a reputation as a very domineering and difficult person and has made more than a few enemies in our industry.

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3 Reasons Why Your Need Pau Hana Time

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What is Pau hana time? Pau hana is a Hawaiian phrase that means, “Work is over.” ” Pau hana time is a time to share with friends and family. It’s a break from working. Relaxation and fun are the priority during pau hana time. Why do you need pau hana time?

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Connecting with Competitors on LinkedIn

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Dear Deb: Is it a good idea to accept a competitor as a LinkedIn connection? Isn’t there a chance I could lose potential customers if they see their names and start shopping? I am a consultant in the field of environmental impact studies. Thank you, Doug. Dear Doug: Thanks for writing.

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