Posts Tagged with "Job-search Tools & Tricks"

10 Ways to Blow the Interview

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

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CareerBuilder.com Editor, Kate Lorenz, posts the following on MSN’s Career Advice. Information abounds regarding what you should say in an interview. But it can be just as important to realize what not to say. It is also imperative to note that what you say say can be communicated through both your words and actions. 1. […]

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Two Presents for Job Seekers

Friday, December 15, 2006

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Job-seeker advocate Jason Alba, brainchild of JibberJobber Career Toolset has had plenty of people tell him that they could use a spreadsheet to do everything Jibber Jobber does. Well, ironically, that’s how the idea for Jason’s tool even got started. In fact, Jason’s decided to GIVE AWAY the very spreadsheet he used as a Christmas, […]

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Jobster Makes Networking Fun

Friday, October 27, 2006

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There’s something wrong when you wake up in the night thinking about a website. Especially if it’s something work-related. But what Jobster has done with the social networking site has made it easy and fun to not only add yourself, but broadcast yourself–and find other people you may be looking for. The site absolutely has […]

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Do you “Get It” ?

Friday, October 20, 2006

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When it comes right down to it, one of the hardest things for a recruiter or hiring manager to determine is not what’s on a resume (resumes are not valuable on their own, and it’s too easy to find “resumes”, if that’s your goal). The hardest thing to learn about a potential hire is who […]

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Personal Branding 2.0

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

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I had the pleasure, today, of attending a great, healthy discussion and training on Using Technology in Personal Branding presented well by Jason Alba, jobseeker advocate and founder and CEO of JibberJobber, an online tool to help you actively manage your personal network–CRM style. He videotaped the event, so I expect to see something online […]

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New Term: bi-platformal

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

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I received a resume today from a candidate who used a new term that I like to describe her agility on a mac or a PC (odd that this would follow my last blog post): I am “bi-platformal” – I can work well on both Macintosh (10+ years) and IBM PC platforms (15+ years).

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Compare Salaries By Location

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

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I am still jiving over Indeed’s new tool for Salary Search. I was just mashing up some results when I realized the tool nicely allows comparison of salary among localities, or globally (as far as Indeed’s system is concerned, anyway). I started comparing my local market (Utah) to the Indeed global market, not suprized to […]

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Salary Comparison Tool

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

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Ever since I heard about Indeed, I have been a fan. Aggregated jobs search results in one place–alerts by email or RSS/XML. Back in April, I bumped into their Job Trends tool and I analyzed six hot job categories to see their frequency in the indeed job-posting world: Engineer Customer Service Sales Receptionist part time […]

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Five Reasons Jobseekers Should Blog

Sunday, August 20, 2006

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Dennis Smith of CareerBuilders Blog gives us five reasons a job-seeker should blog: Do Something Better Else: It’s not that it’s better, it’s just another tool. Tools are good. Believe in What You Do: Let your blog be the platform to tell the world about you! Community is Everything: Listen to your community (yep, this […]

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Secure Your Career in Five Years

Saturday, August 12, 2006

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Thursday evening, I had the pleasure of presenting some ideas to a class at Neumont University in Salt Lake. When preparing for the occasion, I was thinking about how I like the Neumont format, and how I felt the students could best prepare for the world awaiting them once they received their degrees. I realized, […]

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