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Presenting at Utah County Job Club Tomorrow

20 April 2010

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I’m presenting at the Utah County Job Club tomorrow on how recruiters view your resume.  This event is held in the North meeting room of the East Bay Cafe on the Novell campus. Novell* graciously donates this space for the club’s use to the community. Come and see what “recruiter blinders” are and how your [...]

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12 Ways to Make a Bad First Impression

14 April 2010

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Liz Seasholtz at WetFeet.com gives 12 really smart ways to fail your first impression in a job interview, and how you could avoid them or turn them around (if possible) In the book You Are the Message, media executive Roger Ailes wrote that you only have seven seconds to make a first impression. With a [...]

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Use Your LinkedIn Profile as a Resume

2 December 2009

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Alison Doyle at About has a good article on how to use your LinkedIn Profile as a resume, along with great tips on using LinkedIn in your job search. “One of the most important parts of LinkedIn is your profile. That’s what you use to connect with people in your network and your profile is [...]

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Enjoy the Interview!

25 November 2009

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Keith Ferrazzi jotted down four things you can do to enjoy your job interviews. (pssst: If you’re not having fun, nobody else is!) Make them like you. Find a reason to care about the person. Show them your passion. Tell stories Head on over to the Ferrazzi-plex for the scoop on actually how to do [...]

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Job Hunting? Sleep Through Thursdays

24 November 2009

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THURSDAY – it just bites. You realize – Holy crabgrass, Batman! – another week has escaped you. You’re still unemployed and while you’ve learned a whole bunch – that doesn’t pay the mortgage. The conversations you’ve been having all week haven’t materialized in any booked meetings for next week and you’re not sure how this is going to play out. Thursday is the day it becomes all too real. You’re frustrated, scared and sad.

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4 Things To Never EVER Put On Your Resume

27 October 2009

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I know things are becoming more and more open these days, and there is a lot of information about you that is simply searchable online, but there are still certain things a resume is good for, and other things that are just not crucial, especially when you’re just being introduced to a company. Still, I [...]

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Salt Lake City, Utah Ranks 5th Best US Market for Job Seekers

2 September 2009

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Data released today by job aggregation service SimplyHired shows that Salt Lake City ranks fifth of the top five markets for job seekers when comparing the number of job-seekers for each unique job. The rankings were “determined by the ratio of job seekers to unique open positions (duplicates removed) in metro areas around the country.”  [...]

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How to Annoy A Recruiter

17 March 2009

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Its not fair, but recruiters pwn you when it comes to getting an interview. Until you’ve moved beyond the screening stage and your recruiter is actively working with you, TREAD CAREFULLY or some of these behaviors might lead to an eternal busy signal when calling your recruiter. If you want to hurry up and wait, [...]

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What Are The Best Companies to Work For in America?

10 November 2008

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Annually, Fortune Magazine highlights the 100 best companies to work for in the US. Thanks to the economic downturn, many people are looking to recession-proof their jobs, and part of that includes changing jobs. Here’s the latest list (below), from the February 4, 2008 edition.  Find the full Fortune 100 list online. It’s worth noting [...]

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Standing Out From the Crowd

15 October 2008

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If you’re vying for a position at a company, there is a fine line you must walk between looking like everyone else and being so different you don’t fit in at all. Here’s a few simple ideas I can suggest for getting around the gatekeepers, receiving straight feedback, and (if you’re right for it) the [...]

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