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PROOF OF THE HIDDEN JOB MARKET

I have returned many clients to work as a result of accessing, either directly (cold calls) or indirectly (networking), but cannot think of any other ocassion when a job was created as a result of a cold call. My client is very excited about this opportunity in a new field and I will no longer feel like a broken record preaching about THE HIDDEN JOB MARKET….Amen! Continue reading

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CAREER FAIR – DON’T HIRE ME!

I am just coming from a career fair, here in Delaware and saw or heard many of the scenarios outlined below. A few I added from other career fair experiences, but not many! This is no commentary on Delawareans or those seeking to work in Delaware – I commonly see and hear many of these egregious examples at job fairs I attend across the region.

This article was meant to be tongue in cheek and not to offend anyone. That having been said, if you are guilty of any of the preceding: Don’t do it again! Good Luck on your job search…. Continue reading

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8 Ways To Make A Great Interview First Impression

First impressions are especially critical in an interview. Why do so few people do anything to manage the first impression they give, when research shows that most hiring decisions are made based on first impressions in the first 2-30 seconds Continue reading

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The Problem with Getting Champagne-Quality Talent on a Beer Budget

s recruiters in a sluggish economy, I’m sure there are plenty of stories out there about how companies are looking to obtain top talent at bargain prices. Kind of like having “champagne tastes” while only wanting to pay for a beer. I’d like to address this with the hope of providing some education and also learning what some best practices might be to combat this. As a recruiter that has been through many different markets, I know the downside of this type of hiring practice. In most cases, it is an unhappy ending for the company… and a frustrating experience for the candidate. Continue reading

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Why Should I Join LinkedIn?

If you haven’t joined LinkedIn by now, you should. There are over 65 million professionals involved in LinkedIn, making it the most significant online business network around. Don’t make the mistake of thinking of it in the same terms as Facebook or Twitter (although they have their place). And don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s only for job searchers (but it’s fantastic for that). LinkedIn is a rock-solid, uniquely valuable, free tool for your career. Continue reading

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Who’s Hiring from the Most Admired Companies – Vol 14

Author Byline: CareerAlley Author Website: http://Careeralley.com “Whatever you have, you must either use or lose.” – Henry Ford I had drinks with a former co-worker the other day who has been out of work for over a year. I’m sure … Continue reading

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Extreme job change: One woman’s story

It is very encouraging to see people that not only are able to find employment, but able to secure positions that they would have never considered a few short months ago and in which they will find happiness. As adults, we spend a large part of our lives working – why not plan to enjoy it? Continue reading

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Networking For Your Career Success

It is essential for job seekers to cultivate an arsenal of contacts or a network which can provide support, information and job leads. Continue reading

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FREE: 6 Things Every Job Seeker Must MASTER to Get Hired in 2010

FREE webinar next week called, “6 Things Every Job Seeker Must MASTER to Get Hired in 2010” –https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/533888241 More career information: Read my articles on Examiner.com Read my blog on WordPress Follow me on Twitter Read my articles on Delaware … Continue reading

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Should I Try the Hiring Manager One More Time?

The bottom line is – it is better to have more information than less, even if it might be difficult to hear! Continue reading

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Jobless during the holidays? There is hope.

It can be hard to find joy when unemployed during the holidays…
But it is possible. Continue reading

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Potential Employer Stood Me Up TWICE!

December 4, 2009 by sparktalk QUESTION: Dear Experts, A successful web development company I have recently applied to stood me up TWO times for a scheduled phone interview. I have spent 2 hours studying their company and their services and an … Continue reading

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How Do I Say “No” to Freeloading Co-workers?

Just say NO…

Be polite, but firm! Indicate that you just make it a policy not to do this. If a co-worker didn’t pay you back right away or you purchased the wrong item it could strain your relationship. Continue reading

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Do I have to listen to my coworker?

You are right to be careful in this situation. If possible, I would recommend that you speak to your boss directly and let him or her know that you have heard this rumor and would like to know if it is true. Be upfront, but politic if you are asked why you want to know. Continue reading

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Why Do Non-MBAs Feel So Threatened? What Can I Do?

You should always take the lead from the labor market… If you are not getting in the door with your MBA then don’t highlight it. Continue reading

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Didn’t Know About Unwritten Rule

Unwritten rules are hard to define for new employees and can trip up even the best newbie! Continue reading

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What Are the Best FREE Resources for Skill Building Online?

As a recent graduate, I am assuming that it is your job seeking skills you are looking to develop! Continue reading

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Best Way to Introduce Myself to Company I Want to Work For?

In the end, though, your enthusiasm for the company may carry you forward as long as you can present it in a cogent light that causes the employer to notice you as a good match! Continue reading

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Said I’d Show Her Resume to HR, But Can’t – What Should I Do?

It is important to follow through on your word… Send it on to HR and make it clear that it is from an acquaintance and that you can’t speak to her skills. Continue reading

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What are your career concerns?

A place to post your career concerns and get some helpful feedback and advice. Continue reading

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