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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 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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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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Are We Biased? Kristen Pressner Says Yes She Is

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Today, I am sharing with my conversation with Kristen Pressner. This show is a slight departure from straight job search advice and this show may not apply directly to your job search. You’ll glean a few things, but this is to self-examine and become more self-aware of your own biases.

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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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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 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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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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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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Job Search News October 6, 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. 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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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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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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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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This Season of Episodes on The Voice of Job Seekers Podcast

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I am excited to announce the fall lineup for the The Voice of Job Seekers podcast. Feel free to share this newsletter with friends, clients, students, family and whomever else will benefit. Most of the show’s guests for this fall are listed below. There are more, but I will keep you waiting.

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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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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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5 Ways to Show Job Interview Mastery to Employers

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More than ever, job seekers must be proficient at interviewing. In fact, it’s likely every networking opportunity is an essential job conversation. It may be the interaction to decide your next step, so you want to be interview ready. The interview process is no longer a one and done meeting.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are You Still Applying to 25-30 Jobs Weekly? Stop it

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I wanted to share this Quora question I answered last week. I apply to about 25-30 jobs a week and haven’t been able to get noticed. What can I do to help improve my chances?

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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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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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B.S. Incorporated Will Make You Serious About Your Job Search and Career

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Finally, I read a job search and career book with the mission to entertain while making serious points. Much of what NOT to do in your job search and workplace is in the book, B.S. Incorporated. The authors, Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss mix parody and non-fiction to bring us chaos.I

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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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What to Do When Your Job Search Efforts Don’t Work

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Today’s job search requires you to keep both hands on the wheel. Any passive approach to finding opportunities fail. It doesn’t work. You must remain engaged throughout your career or face significant challenges shifting gears.

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The Existence of the Pay Gap and We Love Equal Pay Day

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We are recording this episode on April 3, 2017. This is a day before the “Don’t Call it a Pay Gap” Facebook Live hosted by PayScale. I wanted to support this event because it’s discussion about the issues faced daily by women.

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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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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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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.

5 Reasons to Unfollow Career Obstructing Social Media Contacts

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Guilt by association on social media is a reality. If you’re associated with someone who doesn’t represent you can be a pretty painful experience. You may have to cut them loose. “It’s

Mastering the Job Interview Process with Lavie Margolin

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Lavie Margolin is back on the show to talk about his latest book Mastering the Job Interview. He is the author of several books about Negotiating Salary to Job Interviews. What have your interviewing experiences been like recently?

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Bring Clarity Not Confusion to the Job Interview

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There is so much to say to remind you about interview strategy, and I would go mad in thinking of all of the ways. Since I have had some feedback from people who follow me and client questions, I will give it to you straight.

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Why Your Job Search Requires More Than You’re Willing to Give

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Your job search requires maximum effort. Don’t obsess over it. But don’t take minimum results for granted by investing little bits of time. Finding a job is hard work and requires sacrifices, energy, and preparation.

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