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Never Lie … and Other Lessons for Job Seekers

It’s natural that job seekers want to make themselves look as good as possible. That desire can cause some strange, counterproductive, and even unethical behavior … as I learned from clients and colleagues in recent conversations! Here are the lessons learned: NEVER LIE It’s common and quite natural to frame your stories to show yourself …

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4 Tips for Job Search Success in the New Year

Happy new year! If you’re in job-search mode, here are a few tips to jump-start your efforts in this new season. Get prepared before you leap into action. Even Superman took time to change into his superhero clothes. If you leap before you’re fully prepared, you may crash and burn rather than soaring to success. …

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7 Things Recruiters Look at on LinkedIn

Recruiters love LinkedIn. It’s a vast database of detailed information about professionals in every field imaginable. And it has terrific search features that let recruiters drill down to find the precise mixture of skills, experience, and attributes that a hiring company is seeking. But, like all of us, recruiters are busy. They need to be …

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Mixed Messages: The Candidate Experience

I’ve attended 2 excellent recruiting conferences recently: TheLadders’ JobMobile Summit and LinkedIn’s TalentConnect. At both, I heard smart, passionate, caring recruiters and executives talk about how important it is for companies to get recruiting right – to identify, cultivate, attract, develop, and retain the talent they need to reach their goals. I was inspired! I …

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