Archive | May, 2005

Tech Writer

30 May 2005

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I have a very good technical writer available, and they actually know how to write!  A quote from my recent interview: "A lot of customer service money can be saved when you start with good instructions… Technical things can be made really quite simple, if you say it right." Interested?  Let me know! Their rate [...]

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When Do You Interview?

17 May 2005

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Jim Durbin at Recruiting.com throws an interesting idea into the mix. When is the best time to interview potential candidates? Even though it may not be the easiest model to implement, the idea is interesting. Heres a snippet: I have a radical idea that I dare hiring managers to implement. No more 8-5 interviews. 8-5 [...]

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Seven lead generation tips

16 May 2005

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If you read it right, Brian Carroll’s Seven lead generation tips can be used in your job search, too.  Your "customer" is the prospective employer and their company.  Also, look into the "style" of company you want to work with.  Does it fit you?  What are they like, what do they do?  What is the [...]

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SLC Jumps 73 Spots in list of Top Cities for Doing Business

16 May 2005

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Reno, NV is ranked #1 and Boise, ID is ranked #2 in this years ranking of the top cities in which to do business, based primarily on economic growth. The survey was published today by Inc. Magazine. Salt Lake City ranks #31 but jumped an impressive 73 places. A total of 274 economic regions were [...]

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Show, Don’t Tell…

16 May 2005

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On the subject of what not to write in your resume, let me note a phrase my Newswriting professor jammed into my conciousness: "Show, Don’t Tell" Simple as that, but it’s a powerful tool.  It means, use the facts to paint the picture.  Don’t say, "I am the best employee they ever had", just be [...]

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Gutsy.

16 May 2005

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Just scanning through some resumes and I find the following bullet-points under a person’s job heading… Read the last one: Ran a crew of up to 30. Organized all outbound freight for my location. Set up ties between several companies. Worked my ass off. My hard-working friend, I don’t know if I am going to [...]

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Fresh Jobs Served Daily

15 May 2005

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You will notice local job postings here on the site.  Right now, they are listed as blurbs along the sidebar.  I am working on integrating them into this blog so you can subscribe as just an RSS feed. These jobs are coming from all the major boards (monster, Career Builder, and HotJobs, as well as [...]

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Come on. Move me!

15 May 2005

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I’ve just got to say this.  If you’re sending your resume around, please do just one thing, even if it’s just for me: Write an objective that means… something. The generic objectives I see daily are useless, bland, and (in my opinion) put you right back against the wall with the other job-searching flowers.  They [...]

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