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How Will You Stand Out at Your Next Job Fair? Use a Handbill

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Everyone usually has one goal attending a networking event or a job fair: To meet the right person to get the next step. So, use a handbill! In this episode, I discuss with Jessica Dillard, the founder of Dillard and Associates an old school solution to a current problem.

Job Search in 2017 is Marketing, PR, and Schmoozing

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There is a case for running your job search like a political campaign. There is a lot of communication to clarify your position, show the relevance of your experience, and show you can do a great job. All three reasons are much harder than just applying to jobs online.

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How to Breathe Life into Your Job Search

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Every day can’t be the same whether you have a job during your job search or not. It’s dead. It’s an exercise in utility. What’s worse, you are explaining to your family why you are not getting results.

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How to Use Your Blog for Today’s Job Search

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I’ve known Ileane Smith for several years now. She owns one of the largest blogs for basic blog tips in the world. If you are thinking about starting a blog, find solutions to your questions at BasicBlogTips.com.

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LinkedIn SEO with Susan P Joyce

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Power users of LinkedIn use proper LinkedIn SEO. Get more out of your LinkedIn profile and listen twice for all of the gems Susan P Joyce drops. Go back to our last conversation, and absorb and use the advice on personal SEO.

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How Volunteering Adds Value to Your Job Search

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Welcome back to the podcast! I hope your last three weeks were as enjoyable as mine. I also continued volunteering for the “Aim to Work” Job Lab. For this show, I wanted to share a podcast interview as a guest on “ Find Your Dream Job ” podcast hosted by Mac Pritchard!

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6 Ways to Own the Job Search Process and Kill the Game in Five Years

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Have you thought about how you’ll remain engaged in the job search even if you love your current gig? Few jobs offer security much less can promise stability. How can you be “gainfully” employed in 2017? You only have one job? One job?

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Idealist.org as Your Go To Nonprofit Job Board

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You’ve heard me say before small organizations should be on your list of target companies to research and get hired. One of the premiere nonprofit job boards to use is idealist.org and get job advice from idealistcareers.org. Join in on the conversation.

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More Reasons Career Success Can Come Through Blogging

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Job seekers should consider blogging as a way to increase your career success and choices. In the process, it will increase your career chances. I bought back my longtime friend Keith Townsend to talk about his journey.

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14 Job Search Tips to Master in 2018

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If it has been a few years since the last time you went on a job search, you need to know that things have changed. Sure, there’s advice from 2011 that still applies today – for example, networking is still a great idea.

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Repurpose Your Career for the 2nd Half of Life

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Marc Miller is back on the show again to talk about his new book, “Repurpose Your Career: For the 2nd Half of Life.” ” He shares stories from his clients and helping them to align their interests and careers. Have you decided to make a career pivot in your career?

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Be a Consultant, Not a Job Seeker nor Anything Like Your Competition

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Editor’s note: Be sure you pick up the updated, 118 Job Search Tips for the Modern Job Seeker in 2018! If you were unemployed and a LinkedIn user in 2008, you likely heard the advice to list your latest job as a self-employed consultant.

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5 Reason Diversity Matters to Your Career

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When you’re searching for a career, touting your diversity is probably not the first thing that comes to mind.

9 Ways to Keep Your Job Net-Working

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Job networking is difficult because people expect so much to the point where it’s expectations are unrealistic. Although referrals account for more than 60% of people finding jobs, networking is hard work. Not to mention there needs to be a mind shift in the way we use it.

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High Paying International Careers

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What are similar careers in the international job market pay in comparison to America? Although, the below infographic is not a complete scope of high paying jobs, it does offer perspective to what are some of the high paying jobs overseas.

10 Job Search Strategies Beyond The Resume

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Many people want the resume dead – or they at least want to hold a funeral for it. It’s very sexy to proclaim the resume’s demise, and it brings major street cred. But the truth is the resume is still an essential part of your job search. Job descriptions still tell you where to send or upload it.

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9 Ways to Break Out of the Job Search Rut

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I answered the following query on Quora I’d like to share. The inquiring person contacted me after I posted to share additional thoughts, but in a job search rut, you can’t stop asking questions: How do you break out of a job search rut?

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The Yin and Yang of a Convincing Job Interviews with Thea Kelley

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Welcome back to the fall edition of the podcast. Thank you for joining us as we’ll have about eight episodes to deliver this fall plus a few bonus episodes. My guest is Thea Kelley who wrote the book, Get That Job!

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How to Get a Great Career Start with Janine Truitt and Chris Fields

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Very few job seekers who are students, graduates, careerists, or career-changers get a great career start. This episode will be an exception as we dive deep in getting a great start or rebooting your career.

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How Unconscious Biases Can Hurt Job Seekers Before the Interview Even Begins

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Rarely do employers intend to debilitate job candidates – but it happens anyway. Many job seekers are hamstrung way before their resumes have a chance to stand on their accomplishments or merits. This anomaly occurs when the person screening the candidates applies their personal biases.

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Modern Networking Manners for Your Career

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We know networking is essential to success in business and career management. It should be a staple in your career strategy, but I know it’s not for everyone.

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The One Reason I Have Deleted Your Connection Request and Employers Won’t Hire You

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I understand why employers won’t hire you. Lots of connection requests. So little tolerance for ignorance. It doesn’t make any sense. I’m not a superstar, but I love to write, hack, reimagine, help, consult, and “let my freak flag fly.”

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How to Create Realistic Expectations During Your Job Search

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Your job search needs to be dynamic, but based on realistic expectations. We envy those who make it look easy. I liken it to getting and staying married. When I met my wife, it wasn’t “love at first sight.” ” Are you ready for an emotional ride of sorts?

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How to Make a Personal Business Card for Networking Today (at no cost)

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You need a personal business card today! If you don’t do anything for your job search today, make it easier for any job fair vendor, new contact you meet in person or online, or anyone you are exchanging value.

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Job Search News – November 17, 2017

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This is your job search news – THE PRE THANKSGIVING EDITION- with articles and resources so enjoy! I’ve read them, and you can feel free to comment on them in any form you’d like. Leave a message on the “send voicemail” button on your right. I’ll try to keep it short, fresh, and informative.

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RIP the Resume with Torin Ellis

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It’s time to get your resume strategy ready for your graduate job search or your next opportunity. Need some guidance? I got you! Torin Ellis, winner of Top Recruiter (toprecruiter.tv) is back with his new book, Rip the Resume: Job Search & Interview Power Prep !

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Your New Degree is Not a Magic Wand for Your Job Search

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Incumbent graduates must reshape and reexamine the job search advice their parents are giving them. Education is as strategic as to where you’ll live. . Your degree is not the golden ticket. Your education is not a magic wand for your job search. Click To Tweet.

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The Elements of Good Grammar for Your Career

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Some career organizations are celebrating, “ International Update Your Resume Month,” and good grammar is essential for your career. Since resumes are one of many documents needed for your career success, I thought this was a good time for a show on grammar.

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Defensive Googling and The Obsolete 40-Hour Work Week

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Still conflicted with building your brand online. Have you tried defensive googling, yet? Concerned the data or the lack of data about you on Google it’s vital to your job search? Did you know the 40-hour work week is obsolete? We address all three of these questions in today’s episode.

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Job Search News, September 22, 2017

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Your job search could use these articles and resources so enjoy! I’ve read them, and you can feel free to comment on them in any form you’d like including leaving a message on the “send voicemail” button on your right. I’ll try to keep it short, fresh, and informative.

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9 Ways to Keep Up Your Holiday Job Search

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This season is no time to slow down your holiday job search. Employers have to fill positions and some more urgently than others. Yes, even the week of Thanksgiving, offices are slow, but this is a time to be more personable, and flexible while your competition is on vacation.

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Create a Handbill if You Want to Stand Out at Networking Events and Job Fairs

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Some of you are wondering what a handbill and how is it useful. Where did I get this from? Let me share a valuable conversation I had with Jessica Dillard is the founder of Dillard & Associates is a National Career Staffing and Resume Writing Firm.

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Does Diversity and Inclusion Matter to Your Career Anymore?

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Thanks for joining us for the last show of the season. The next show will be on January 19, 2018. I want you to stick around for this show.

Your Job Search Letters with Wendy Enelow

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Modernize Your Job Search Letters, Get Noticed…Get Hired is a compilation of sample job search documents. I have a copy of my own and knew this was a must-have resource. Wendy Enelow (my guest this week), and co-founder Louis Kursmark published this book with 60 other presenters.

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Closing the Gender Pay Gap

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I invite you to learn and participate in today’s show today. The gender pay gap struggle is real and the disparity is wide-spread. This show is packed with practical and powerful advice to help women to level the salary playing field.

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Why Your Interview Skills Suck

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Older job seekers do many things well. One of the obstacles for many of them is presenting well in an interview. The lack of preparation. The lack of research. The application of relevant knowledge. All of those things can impede your chances.

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5 Ways to Avoid the Dark Storm of Underemployment

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Underemployment is an epidemic in America. For many workers today, it feels like a punishment to receive such low pay after all the money and time poured into their educations. I don’t even think “underemployment” was a word in nineteen-eighty-whenever-that-was.

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Personal Branding for College Graduates

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For college students, building, managing, and marketing his or her personal branding efforts can be quite complex. It’s possible that grads will change jobs up to an average of 20 times during their career. But you know what, that is OK to experiment and try different things.

9 Snares In Your Job Search to Avoid

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Mouse traps are the simplest snares even a child can assemble. Some job seekers set his or her trap before or during their job search. If you are stuck or stifled in your job search, you need to consider if you are in your way.

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How Good Writing Skills Can Build Your Brand with the Grammar Goddess

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Employers want employees and new hires to good writing skills. If you find writing a challenge, this is a good show for you. Susan Rooks, the Grammar Goddess is back to revisit the value of good business writing.

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