CAREER HACK #28 – RESUME WRITING 1.2. THE DOUBLE DOWN!

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Today I am going to talk about the biggest gamble – the “daddy of em’ all!” The resume writing mistake that could be keeping you from getting interviews. If you haven’t read my previous article on Resume Writing 1.0, click this link and catch up. Profiles and Summaries!  You read that correctly. These are the…

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CAREER HACK #27 – Resume Writing 1.1

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Resume writing is not a creative writing exercise. Your resume is not a “More is Better” opportunity. Your resume is a reflection of the Experience and Education you have that meet the requirements of a potential employer.  Resume writing is the creation of a professional document.  Your resume is a “Less is More” opportunity. If…

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CAREER HACK #26 – FIND YOUR VOICE

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Looking for a job makes you skeptical, frustrated and confused. You should be skeptical.  It seems there is someone around every corner offering you a “silver bullet” or quick fix solution to looking for a job and getting hired.  The irony on this statement is not lost on me.  There is no “silver bullet” or…

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CAREER HACK #25 – THE TRUTH ABOUT AGE DISCRIMINATION

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The topic of Employment and Age Discrimination seems to keep coming up (more than usual) in my word these days. It seems people want to spend a lot of time and energy complaining and debating if it exists, if it’s legal and how they can prove it happened to them. So let me put all…

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CAREER HACK #24 – ROCK STAR INTERVIEWING TIPS (FROM TIM SACKETT).

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I have always said that you should NEVER take Job Search Advice from someone who has never hired anyone! Things have changed. Human Resources is different than it used to be. There is a lot of Job Search Advice out there, some is good but most is dangerous!  The great majority of advice out there is…

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CAREER HACK #23 – PUSH “UP” – NOT “OUT”

PUSH UP NOT OUT

Did you know that people between the ages of 45-54 stay with an employer an average of 7.8 years while employees 25-34 stay with an employer just 3.2 years? The questions is… “How can you use this info to get hired?” When you are in the 45-54 age range you are on the “down slope”…

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CAREER HACK #22 – INTERVIEWING FOR OLDER JOB SEEKERS

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There is a lot of (bad) information out there for older job seekers on how to interview.  You can find exactly how you should be dressing and exactly what to say? Your having a hard time getting hired because you’re not just battling 100’s of other job seekers.  You’re battling your age and bad advice…

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CAREER HACK #21 – BE AUTHENTIC

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I never advise people to change who they are to get in to  a new career! But isn’t this the most common job search advice you are hearing. Dress this way.  Do your resume like this. Apply like this..  Answer interview questions this way. I have a hard time understanding how a stranger can tell…

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CAREER HACK #20 – BEAT JOB SEARCH DEPRESSION

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There are any number of “experts” out there that will tell you how to go out and get a new job. There is a lot of bad advice out there for people who are looking for a new job.  Very few “experts” ever recognize or give you tools to deal with the way your last job ended…

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CAREER HACK #19 – HIRING MANAGERS SECRETS REVEALED

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You’re probably saying, “But Corey, I have had so many great job interview experiences and have found hiring managers to be professional and knowledgeable.” No you’re not! The truth is hiring managers are insanely busy people who work in a department that does not generate revenue for the  companies they work for.  What I mean…

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