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Can you tweet your way to a new job? Maybe—and some people
What is Twitter anyway?
In my recent post “Are you on board?”, I talked about
how the presenter at a Chamber event, Gerald Mortenson, Flapjack
Creative introduced the audience to the complex concept of social
media marketing by opening Twitter and writing, “I’m
having mashed potatoes.” He asked th...
As technology continues to expand at an increasingly fast rate,
it will come as no surprise that the often tedious process of
interviewing candidates is changing dramatically as well. What used
to require a long series of in-person interviews is now being
replaced by online meetings instead.
Since 2011, the use of video interviews has risen 49 percent,
Dating and job hunting may seem like two entirely different
things, but they have more in common than you’d think. If
you’re good at one, chances are you can transfer some of
those skills to the other.
You may not have thought about how dating and job search can be
intertwined, so to help you, here are four ways the two can be used
to get your dream job.
1. Don’t burn bridges wit...
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At some point, usually at the conclusion of the interview, you
may be asked, "Do you have any questions?" A common answer to this
question is, "No, I think you've covered everything very well."
This is the wrong answer! You have passed up your opportunity to
ask some critical questions that may make a difference as to
whether you want to work for this company.
Here are some rules and basic questio...
When you apply via email, there are a couple of options. You can
write your cover letter directly into an email message (the
same rules for writing a proper letter and proofing it apply) and
attach your resume (a MS Word attachment is best). Or, you can
attach both your resume and letter, as separate documents to the
email address. Send yourself a copy, as well (use the bcc: field in
your email p...
Not many people realize it, but the job-hunt is one of the most
studied phenomena of our time. It is amazing what we know about
Acquainting yourself with this research can pay rich dividends to
any job-hunter, and especially if your job-hunt is running into
trouble. Let me illustrate what I mean.
Most job-hunters think there are basically only three ways to go
about their job-hunt: resumes, ...
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One of my best friends is a senior vice president for one of the
world's largest travel companies. He was recruited to do for them
what he has done for three other organizations over the past five
years: install a unique marketing system that increases revenues by
hundreds of millions per year. Despite his impressive track record,
starting up a new business unit within a monolithic company
If you are in the middle of a job search, recruiters can
be either your friend—or your foe.They have the power
to keep you out of the hiring process or to introduce you to
corporate hiring decision makers.The quality of your resume
plays a key role in determining how recruiters will treat you in
the job market.It pays to make sure your resume is recruiter
At a time when there are more applications and resumes
flooding into HR departments, the use of telephone interviewing as
a screening mechanism is skyrocketing. Some of my clients are
having trouble “selling” themselves in a brief
telephone interview. The tools you need to achieve a successful
result are somewhat different than those used for in-person
meetings. First, you can’t ...