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Like many recent college graduates, Ben Kim felt he was casting his resume into an abyss when he clicked “apply online” for the hundredth or so time. “The most common response was nothing,” he said. That may be because, before capturing an employer’s eye, job hunters in the digital age often have to get past… Read more »

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Once a job applicant makes it to the interview stage, their biggest hurdle is the hiring manager’s overloaded brain. Hiring managers can easily forget about even exceptional job candidates like you. They have too much on their minds. They can have a great conversation with you on Tuesday, and completely forget about you by Wednesday. I… Read more »

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If you are frustrated searching job boards, sending resumes into black holes, and not getting responses from prospective employees, what I call “The Alumni Networking Solution” will help you. Research from Jobvite found that “Employees hired through referral are hired 55% faster than those who come from a career site.” I have personally used The Alumni Networking Solution to… Read more »

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As the experts job seekers turn to during the job search, we all have go-to pieces of advice we dish out when they need support. But with so many changes happening in the way people find jobs, are some of our traditional job search tips becoming outdated? Just as we know longer encourage job seekers… Read more »

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Autumn is football season and as I listen to the TV analysts handicapping each game two words are ubiquitous in their conversation when they discuss what it takes for each of the two teams to win. These words are ‘Game Plan’. In football, more than in any other sport, regardless of the disparity of talent,… Read more »

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Choosing a career path (or changing one) is, for most of us, a confusing and anxiety-riddled experience. Many will tell you to “follow your passion” or “do what you love,” but as Cal Newport argues in So Good They Can’t Ignore You, this is not very useful advice. When I graduated from college, I liked… Read more »

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Communication is without the doubt one of the most important business skills, no matter what industry you are in. As a Sr. Recruiter and Interview Coach, I have seen many candidates, often strong technically, fail interviews as their communication skills weren’t strong enough. Most of us process huge numbers of messages every day. However, effective… Read more »

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You know you need to research the company before your interview. It’ll help you discover any questions you have about working there. Plus, taking time to prepare shows the hiring manager you take this seriously But there’s more to do than reviewing the company’s about page. You’ll also want to spend some time familiarizing yourself… Read more »

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One common issue many candidates face in an interview is forgetting what they want to say. Essentially, the candidate’s mind goes blank. All the great answers they had prepared just disappear. This can be a huge hurdle to overcome, and it can lead to you missing out on roles that you are a great fit… Read more »