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What resources do you use?

4 January 2013

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As we enter 2013, I’m thinking of additional ways to improve the Utah Tech Jobs website. I’m thinking it would be great to add list of resources that would be valuable for people who are seeking new or different employment. So, what job resources do you know about? I’m interested in profiling companies, job clubs, [...]

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LinkedIn: Indicator of Internal Company Mood #recruitertips

22 June 2012

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Recruiters know that LinkedIn often shows a company’s internal mood better than any press-release promising change, earnings statement, news report of miraculous new focus or analyst briefing. See/Share: http://bit.ly/LbyR2y

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P.S. *ALL* Interview Questions Can Trick You (If You’re Not Honest)

28 February 2012

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Forbes’ Jenna Goudreau wrote a piece featured on Yahoo this morning titled: “Watch Out! 10 Interview Questions Designed to Trick You“.  Well, I have news for you: All interview questions are capable of tricking you. (Though not in the dastardly way that you might think from this article.) The article quotes heavily from Joyce Lain Kennedy, [...]

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Still Sending Out Resumes? You’re Doing it Wrong

25 January 2012

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Yesterday on Marketplace, Kai Ryssdal interviewed Jai Damian, a hard-working American working part-time though she wants a full-time job.  The article was about her predictions on the State of the Union Address from President Obama that aired later in the evening (Damian shared her comments after hearing the SOTU address in this follow-up piece). The [...]

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Administer Your (LinkedIn) Network

4 January 2012

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Keeping your LinkedIn Network healthy and vibrant is important. Sure, you know that…. but how to keep it up to date (afterall, you have other things in your life to do beside networking all day long!) Well, the easiest way I know how to keep my network working is to use three simple, common touch-points [...]

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Making a First Unimpression

7 December 2011

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He probably tells people at holiday parties that he’s a great networker, but I don’t think I agree. A few days ago, I got a networking request from someone that (on the surface) seemed skilled and talented at this game, but his note rubbed me wrong for two reasons: First, in his note, the person [...]

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Presentation: What Do Recruiters Want from Candidates? Utah County Job Club 6/15/11

14 June 2011

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Ever wonder why that recruiter never called you back after the 19th voicemail you left and the perfectly-crafted nine pages of qualifications you sent them through their online application form? Yeah… Tomorrow (Wednesday) June 15th at 8:00am, I will be meeting with the always-fun, always-honest members Utah County Job Club (LinkedIn Group) to talk about [...]

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Networking: Build It Before You Need It – Every day

7 September 2010

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I’m currently reading Who’s Got Your Back by Keith Ferazzi (Amazon), the follow-on to Never Eat Alone (see previous posts Enjoy the Interview and Don’t Keep Score), so an article he wrote systematizing your networking jumped out at me. “Build it before you need it.” “That was one of the most important operating principles in [...]

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Calendar: Jason Alba Speaks on LinkedIn 9/15

6 September 2010

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You may or may not know, but Jason Alba is kindof a big deal when it comes to professional networking for job-seekers and those in transition. He has a Job-Seeker’s organization tool and several books about the subject (including I’m on LinkedIn, Now What??? A Guide to Getting the Most Out of LinkedIn.  Some groups [...]

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YES! Your Resume’s File Name DOES Matter

26 May 2010

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Resumes are digital now. That’s good for everybody–easy to share, easy to search, easy to save, easy on the trees.  It’s all good. But in an attempt for job seekers to keep their resume files organized, people are forgetting that other people read not only the content, but the file name you give your sweet [...]

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