Monthly Archives: June 2013

Personal Branding: What Is It and How Do I Do It?

To answer the first question, personal branding is the process of creating a unique public image that portrays your professional goals, values, skills, accomplishments, passions, and more and serves as a way to set you apart from other job seekers. In other works, if you do personal branding the right way, it’s basically an awesome

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New Grads: Keep Calm and Carry on with Your Job Search

As a recent graduate you may be tempted to soak up the summer months before beginning your job search. That, my friend, is a terrible idea. Though it may seem to be worth it to hang on to your last “free” summer before retirement (what a scary thought…) your job search might take you a

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Create the Resume, Land the Job You Want

When applying for positions many people will look at their qualifications and match those against the qualifications for positions they’re applying for. A practice which seems perfectly logical, and safe. If you want to make bold career moves, that just isn’t going to cut it. Instead of looking at the skills and experience you already

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Differences Between Your Job Search and Your Parent’s Job Search

If you’ve ever had a conversation with your parents about their early days of job searching, then you know some of the stark contrasts between the job search of 10-20 years ago and today’s job search. LinkedIn, one of today’s trendiest job searching social media tools, wasn’t even around back then. Heck, my parents didn’t

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Employers: How to Write a Job Post That Job Seekers Can’t Resist Applying For

If I were a job seeker, what kind of job post would I want to apply for and what would I want to know? If I were a really talented job seeker, what kind of keywords would I use to search for jobs? Read on! We have the information you’re looking for. 1. Job Titles.

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Vine vs. Video: A Tale of Two Resumes

Vine is a relatively new web application (released to android users on June 3rd) that allows users to create six second videos. The app’s features make it possible to either shoot the entire length continuously, or create stop-motion video. All-in-all, it’s pretty awesome. So naturally, creative job seekers have taken to the app as a

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To Blog or Not to Blog, That is the Question.

The relationship between blogging and your job search can be an intricate one. Whether you have your own, or just skim blogs for tips, they are everywhere! In some cases, creating a blog or offering links to your existing blog seem like a no-brainer when putting information out there for employers to see, but that

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Saving Money with Video Resumes…So Just How Many Benjamins Are We Talking About?

Saving money is only one of the incredible advantages that employers can enjoy by using Jobma’s video resume platform. Well of course a video resume website is going to say that! But where’s the evidence, right? Are we talking pennies or Benjamins? As I’ll show you shortly, this “selling point” is real, and the data

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Is Your Body Language Scaring Off Employers?

Whether you’re getting ready to shoot your video resume or preparing for your next job interview, if you’re like me, you’re probably keeping yourself occupied with restless thoughts about what you’re going to say and reassuring yourself that you’re not going to freeze up. What you’re going to say is obviously important for these two

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Video Resumes: What do Employers Think?

Whether you’re a job seeker or an employer, the answer to the question of what employers (or other employers) are thinking about video resumes is an important piece of information. Video resumes are here, and they are here to stay, but are they worth creating as a job seeker or viewing as an employer? The

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