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Give Power to Your Online Reputation

Branding or Online reputation management, both the concept follows the same approach. These are the self-marketing approaches, which helps the candidates to extend their professional & personal network. Everything that we begin, do and execute on the web is a part of self-marketing strategy. These are the ways that put your name on the web

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How to Improve Your Soft Networking Skills

By: Debra Wheatman Debra Wheatman, CPRW, CPCC is president of Careers Done Write, a premier career-services provider focused on developing highly personalized career roadmaps for senior leaders and executives across all verticals and industries. Debra may be contacted directly at debra@careersdonewrite.com. Visit her site at: careersdonewrite.com. Follow Debra on Twitter. Becoming an effective networker takes continuous practice in live situations. Indeed,

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How to Boost Your Online Presence!

The online presence of a person plays a vital role in building up his/her image, globally. It is one of the most efficient ways to recognize and review a person as an individual. It means the online presence of a person matters a lot. So, if you are just looking out to build a career

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Networking is NOT About You

When most people start networking, they tend to make the mistake of centering the relationship around themselves. Their needs, their resolution to get a job, their wants. But what about the individual on the other side of this networking relationship? Unless they are a family member or very close friend, they don’t have an obligation

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Is Job Hopping the New Normal?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, today’s typical employee stays at each job for 4.4 years (source: Forbes). Compared to earlier generations, this is very little time at each position! Before you decide whether or not this job-hopping trend is for you, consider some of the pros and cons of doing so. The Pros:

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Making an Interviewer Laugh?

Employer: “What’s your greatest weakness?” Job Seeker: “It’s a toss-up. On some days, it’s pizza. On others, it’s ice cream…I’m kidding. In all seriousness, my greatest weakness is…” While some employers might laugh and appreciate your sense of humor, others might perceive you as unprofessional and too casual for throwing a one-liner into your interview

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Don’t Forget the Evidence!

Preparing for an interview as a job seeker can be quite a daunting and time-consuming process. From researching the company and the position’s qualifications to dry cleaning your suit and figuring out how to get there, you’ve got a lot to do beforehand! With so many tasks, it can be easy to overlook some very

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Playing the Rules of the Job Search Game

When I first started my own job search process, I thought this scary “real world” phenomenon of finding a full-time job would be a cake walk. Previous internships, a great GPA, and references to speak on my behalf. What was I missing? I was missing a very key part of the equation: an understanding of how

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Answering Those Bizarre Interview Questions

You know the ones I’m talking about: when employers ask you to name four different uses for a paper clip, what kind of animal you would be, or how much a taxi driver in Chicago makes in tips on a Tuesday night. The key to answering these questions lies in being able to understand why

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The Power of Video Exposed

As a job seeker, creating a video resume or completing a video interview may seem like just one more tedious step in the job search process. Although these things do take time, the benefits that you’ll enjoy from utilizing these tools will far outweigh the costs. If you’ve been keeping up with this blog, then

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