Category Archives for Getting Hired

Your Ultimate Makeover

  Google yourself on the Web. Put your name in quote marks. If you have a common name, you may have to add a few other cues, such as company name, city of residence or alma matter. If the only hit that pops up is a Facebook photo of you in a toga guzzling a […]

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Your Ultimate (Web) Makeover

Google yourself on the web. Put your name in quotation marks. If you have a common name, you may have to add a few other cues, such as company name, city of residence, or alma mater. If the only hit that pops up is a Facebook photo of you in a toga guzzling a yard […]

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LinkedIn Or Locked Out?

A third of the questions from readers are about their resumes. What should they showcase or gloss over? How should a resume be stylized or organized? What can they do to make sure the right person reads it? All important matters, to be sure.  One question is rarely asked.  Where do I post my personal […]

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How Not To Waste Your Time On The Internet

In 2006, PC World presented an article on “The 15 Best Places to Waste Time on the Web.”  I recommend you scan it.  Do you recognize any features that resemble your own daily use pattern of the Internet?  Without employment, Internet diversions can consume your entire day! The Internet is wonderfully powerful.  It is also […]

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Fly Under Fetching Colors

In the May-June 2009 edition of the Conference Board Review, there’s an article with dynamite rating somewhere between TNT and megablast.  The title is “Talent Is Everything” and it’s authored by three senior managers at a Deloitte research subsidiary.  Here are four of the power points made: “Top executives may be asking many of the […]

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No Isn’t an Answer… It’s A Question

Two guys are facing the firing squad. The officer in charge has just finished “Ready Aim!” and is on the verge of “Fire!” when one of the men about to be shot yells, “Hey, wait a minute. First of all, this blindfold’s too tight; second, you didn’t offer us a last cigarette; and theirs, I […]

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Take Pride in Stride

In 2009, Lawrence Summers became President Obama’s chief economic adviser.  His previous roles include a stint as treasury secretary in the Clinton administration and president of Harvard for five years. After Harvard, Mr. Summers was out on the job market in 2006.  You’d think his résumé might have earned him a bye if he were […]

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Headhunters: Making Yourself Delectable Part: 3

This is the third post in this series which is designed to help you get a little insight in to the world of executive recruiters and headhunters.  The more know the better off you will be when it comes time to sit down with one of these staffing professionals.  Click here for part 1 and […]

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How To Spend Your First Day In The Job Market Part:2

This is the second half of my suggestions for how you should spend your first day or days in the job market.  It is more difficult than ever for people, especially young people, to get a job or even find a job.  Follow these tips and you will at least start out on the right […]

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Pitchmanship: Applying Marketing Nichemanship to Job Hunting: Part 2

Myth two: A pitch has to be flashy. There are a lot of companies that are going back to basics. That mantra has become one of the hottest marketing mantras in the present downturn. This doesn’t mean accountants are now being recruited for their skills with an abacus or their ability to chisel Roman numerals […]

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