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7 LinkedIn profile tips for job seekers

7 LinkedIn profile tips for job seekers
How are you promoting your personal brand? Social media presents you with many avenues for showcasing your unique value to the online world. Based on the numbers, LinkedIn proves to be one of the best places to make a professional statement that ...
Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 6:00:00 PM by Vicki Spencer | 0 comment(s)
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Don’t be afraid to disagree

Don’t be afraid to disagree
Agreeing for the sake of being agreeable will get you nowhere in your career. If you have a different point of view, respectfully share it. Great ideas and strong strategies are born from such boldness. While it may be easier to agree, the best ...
Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 6:00:00 AM by Nanci Schulman | 0 comment(s)
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First impressions are everything

First impressions are everything
When you are starting a new job, it can seem as if everyone is sizing you up in order to put some sort of label on you—and frankly, they are. It’s called ‘first impressions’ and they can make a monumental difference in your ...
Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2014 6:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 1 comment(s)
Filed under: Success on the Job
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Job search not getting results? Take time to retreat and refocus.

Job search not getting results? Take time to retreat and refocus.
If you’ve been job hunting for a while with no results to show, it may be time to retreat and refocus a bit. The fact that your job search is not yielding results is a clear indication that something is off or you need a new approach. If you ...
Posted: Wednesday, January 01, 2014 6:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 0 comment(s)
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Respect: Give and it will be given to you!

Respect: Give and it will be given to you!
Skills, talent and determination will take you a long way in your career, but they must be accompanied by one very important quality: respect! How you treat others in the workplace will have a direct bearing on how they treat you. If you want to ...
Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 2 comment(s)
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Can a QR code increase your chances of getting hired?

Can a QR code increase your chances of getting hired?
Mobile technology has redefined the job search as we know it. Recent studies indicate seven out of 10 people job search using their mobile device. Based on these findings, it’s not surprising that Quick Response (QR) codes are fast becoming a ...
Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 6:00:00 PM by Patti Dunning | 1 comment(s)
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Birds of a feather flock together

Birds of a feather flock together
One key to professional development is immersing yourself in the industry you want to succeed in. The best way to do that is to get to know people who are in your field or doing what you want to do, and making a point to spend time with them. ...
Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 6:00:00 PM by Kathy George | 0 comment(s)
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Say yes more than you say no

Say yes more than you say no
If I had to pick one word to define the attitude of successful people, it would be “yes.” It’s a small word that opens the door to big things. If you are willing to embrace a yes mindset in your career, you will discover your ...
Posted: Friday, December 06, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Vicki Spencer | 0 comment(s)
Filed under: Success on the Job
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Are your skills sufficient for the jobs you’re pursuing?

Are your skills sufficient for the jobs you’re pursuing?
One of the biggest obstacles employers are facing today is not a lack of job requisitions, but a lack of sufficiently skilled candidates to meet job requirements. The result: Many jobs go unfilled. As someone who has worked in the recruiting and ...
Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 0 comment(s)
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Virtual interviewing: Prepare to make a great impression!

Virtual interviewing: Prepare to make a great impression!
Technology has reinvented the way companies interview. It is estimated that more than one billion people connect to the Internet via their mobile device. With easy access to video conferencing apps, an interview can take place just about anywhere ...
Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Sandy Mazur | 0 comment(s)
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Is your boss pushing you out the door?

Is your boss pushing you out the door?
Your job plays a big part in your personal happiness. That’s why many people spend years of their lives pursuing degrees and mastering skills that will enable them to live out their dreams. But, what happens when your dream job comes with a ...
Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 0 comment(s)
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Polishing your professional communication skills

Polishing your professional communication skills
Your communication skills will either help you or hinder you in your career. As regional vice president of one of America’s largest employers, I can attest to this. In fact, good communication is one of the leading skills we look for in the ...
Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Patti Dunning | 0 comment(s)
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Why job hunt through the holidays?

Why job hunt through the holidays?
Let’s be real, there are plenty of good reasons to flake on your job search during the holidays, but there are even better reasons to take it up a notch! Whether you’re unemployed or just ready for a change, the holidays offer some ...
Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Kathy George | 0 comment(s)
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Is your job consuming your life?

Is your job consuming your life?
You know the play, “Little Shop of Horrors?” It’s a musical about a floral shop worker named Seymour who comes across an unknown plant species which he names Audrey II (after the woman he loves). He places the peculiar plant in the ...
Posted: Monday, November 18, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Vicki Spencer | 1 comment(s)
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Take advantage of company training programs

Take advantage of company training programs
Looking for a creative angle on career advancement? Training is a great way to expand your skills and make yourself attractive for promotion. Did you know many companies offer free training, education and professional development to their employees? ...
Posted: Friday, November 15, 2013 9:00:00 AM by Nanci Schulman | 1 comment(s)
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Need training? A staffing firm may be the solution.

Need training? A staffing firm may be the solution.
Whether you’re fresh out of school or changing careers, it’s crucial that you have the right skills and training for the jobs you are pursuing. But, how do you get the experience you need if no one will let you through the door? The ...
Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 9:00:00 AM by Lynn Billing | 0 comment(s)
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The secret to a successful job transition

The secret to a successful job transition
The job market is starting to show signs of recovery and given the opportunity, many workers are intent to make a change. According to the latest Emerging Workforce® Study, 29 percent of all workers say they are likely to look for a new job in ...
Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 10:00:00 AM by Kathy George | 0 comment(s)
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A strong work ethic will take you places!

A strong work ethic will take you places!
Employers seek it; performance depends on it; satisfaction is derived from it; and career progression is the fruit of it. What is it? A strong work ethic! Employers seek it … It’s that intangible quality that star employees ...
Posted: Friday, November 01, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Vicki Spencer | 3 comment(s)
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The substance of a standout resume

The substance of a standout resume
You may have all the qualifications to succeed in a job, but if your resume doesn’t showcase them, it may never make it to the interview pile. If you want your resume to stand out of the stack, here are some pointers that will help you capture ...
Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 6:00:00 AM by Nanci Schulman | 1 comment(s)
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Telecommuting: If given the privilege, prove yourself worthy

Telecommuting: If given the privilege, prove yourself worthy
Working from home can be a wonderful thing, especially for employees with long commutes and high gas bills. But, that’s not all. According to a recent Staples Advantage survey, telecommuters said it helps them maintain better work-life ...
Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013 9:15:00 PM by Sandy Mazur | 0 comment(s)
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