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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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Seeking Advice on Salary Negotiations

15 April 2010

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A colleague of mine is doing a presentation on Salary, or Offer Negotiations and I thought it might be interesting to experiment with a little crowd-sourcing. Please comment or blog about this topic and link back here so I can see your thoughts on the matter.  The commenting tool below should allow you to easily [...]

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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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Types of Recruiters: Corporate vs Agency

18 March 2010

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A post over at JibberJobber got me thinking about how agency recruiters and corporate recruiters often have a different view of the world and, for a job-seeker, knowing the ropes here can make a world of difference in the success (or failure) of your career search. Corporate Recruiters Corporate Recruiters generally get paid a salary [...]

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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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How is the Economy and Recession Affecting *YOU*?

18 November 2008

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Utah’s economy continues to outpace the United States, though we’re losing ground on key economic indicators, we’re losing that ground more slowly than the nation as a whole and many states around the country. September 2008 Unemployment Rate Utah VS. USA Click for latest employment situation report Utah: 3.5% U.S.: 6.1% Year-Over Nonfarm Growth Utah: [...]

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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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Listen To Your Coach

5 September 2008

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A friend asked me last night for some advice in his job situation.  He’s been there only a short time, and interested in long-term salary increases and other promotions, etc. He was, in effect, asking me how and when to negotiate your next moves within a company. How to do this? LISTEN TO YOUR COACH [...]

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How (not) to Lose

25 August 2008

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Job Searching is emotional. And, sometimes, things simply don’t turn out as you planned it. But, like most things in life, its not what happens to you, but how you react to what happens that matters. And, yes, there is a right way and a wrong way to handle job-search defeat. … and there’s also [...]

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How to Handle a Pay-Cut

12 August 2008

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Hopefully, it won’t happen, but when times are tough, a company might come up with a need for executing a pay-cut. There are a few ways to look at this: At least you’re not being fired. Maybe this is negotiable. What an opportunity to find something new! Yahoo Hot Jobs posted a great set of [...]

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