CAREER HACK #18 – CHOOSE VS. CHOSEN?

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I wish I could get to the point like Seth Godin! Here is an entire blog he wrote called “Beggars can’t be Choosers” and it applies directly to how to get hired!   “If you’d rather be a chooser, enter a market or a transaction where you have something to trade, something of value, something…

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CAREER HACK #17 – PULL OUT OF YOUR SHAME SPIRAL

Shame Spiral

Every time I see this picture I go to a bad place.  Yep that’s me with the sweet hair with my brother, uncle and cousins (I’ve protected their identities to save them any embarrassment). It’s even worse when someone else sees it.  I start to sweat, my heart races, I feel the need to start…

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CAREER HACK #16 – COMPARISON IS THE THIEF OF HAPPINESS

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“Comparison is the Thief of Happiness.” I read this quote a few days ago and it got me thinking.  I work with a lot of job seekers, many of whom have been unemployed for over 3 months and are generally overqualified and can’t find a job. Most of the people I talk to seem “hollow”…

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CAREER HACK #15 – THE STOCK MARKET EFFECT

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I recently presented to a group of 20 Career Resource Managers for post secondary institutions about unemployed students and alumni. To be honest, it was the scariest presentation I’ve ever given for 2 reason: 1. These are advice giving professionals, many with 10+ years of experience and… 2. These people are very proud about what…

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CAREER HACK #14 – A “RACE TO THE BOTTOM?”

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If you don’t know Seth Godin, you probably should.  No one sees the world like Seth especially when it comes to the job search and the job market. Here is an amazing video of him talking about how our economy and the world has changed and how if you are an average person looking for…

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CAREER HACK #13 – THE RESUME SCREENING PROCESS

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I thought I would give you some totally honest inside information today on the topic of resume screening and how your resume format is probably keeping you unemployed! I read an article yesterday that upset me.  It was written by an “award winning resume writer” (what?) who claimed the resume format to use included a…

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CAREER HACK #12 – NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS

less is more

“I am applying online to 10, 20 even 50 jobs a week.  Why isn’t anyone calling me for an interview?” Here is the BIGGEST REASONS Applying Online Doesn’t Work! If you’re promoting your 20 – 30 years of experience on your resume.. or You got laid off and took the time to go back to…

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CAREER HACK #11 – TURN OPPORTUNITY INTO JOB OFFERS.

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Here are 5 critical questions you need to ask yourself to get the offers for the job opportunities you really want. I keep telling friends, hiring managers, potential employer, anyone that will listen that I am opened to any job opportunities BUT I still can’t get a job. That’s the goal isn’t it?  Love life again.…

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CAREER HACK #10 – HOW TO LEVERAGE NEW EDUCATION.

too much education

3 ways to overcome being an over-educated,  under experienced mature candidate who is asking “how do I get a job.” Between my two companies (Headhunting Firm and S2A) I talk to a lot of people who are looking for work, many of them have a very similar story. “When the economy tanked I got laid…

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CAREER HACK #9 – HOW TO FOCUS A HIRING MANAGER

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The Biggest Reason you can’t get a job and 3 things you can do right now to fix it! When I write about how to get a job and how most of what your being told to do is crushing your chances of getting back to work, the thoughts come more quickly than I can type.   These…

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