Jobseekers, be Interview-Ready: Company Research 101

May 26th, 2011

… pet peeve is candidates who come to the interview and don’t know anything about the company. Jobseekers, there is no excuse. When you go into the interview, you should know the company’s products, its mission, its history, its industry, its competitors, its strategic goals…

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Interview-on-Demand™ Using VerbalSummary™ Technology – How Cool Is That?

May 20th, 2011

My goal has always been to create documents that capture my client’s voice. Interview-on-Demand™ does that, and even more. By pressing the play button on your resume, recruiters and hiring managers will get authentic insights into your strengths, your personality, your approach to work, in a way that can’t be conveyed on paper.

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Fishing in the Swimming Pool and Other Job Search Mistakes

May 19th, 2011

If you want to find the right job, then you need to fish where the fish are at, and not stand in a swimming pool and hope that the fish will show up.

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When It Comes To Networking, Don’t Be A Jack

April 27th, 2011

“I got to meet some genuine networking artists, a few artists-in-training, and one memorable my-kindergartener-could-have-painted-better-than-that.”

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Storytelling As A Resume Strategy | Tim’s Strategy™

April 26th, 2011

“I have never met a boring person, but from time to time I’ve failed to ask the right question.” Spend some time in a networking event, and chances are that the people who you will remember most are the ones with whom you exchanged stories. Hiring managers will tell you after a day of interviewing [...]

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Extreme Candidate Makeover – Ex-Recruiter Show

April 22nd, 2011

“you have an really interesting back story, you have solved some very specific problems, but those stories aren’t on your resume…”

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Five Statistics That Matter for Your Job Search

September 10th, 2010

While the sample size is small, and arguments can and have been made about the accuracy and applicability of the statistics, CareerXroads’ annual source of hire study provides jobseekers with useful insights on how to invest their job hunt energy.

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A Conversation With David Graziano – Social Recruiting Strategist

September 7th, 2010

Recruiters and corporations are under the misconception that an application tracking system will take the place of engaging, communicating, connecting, and this behaviour is permeating the industry across third party, corporate and staff recruiting. It’s all “don’t call us, we’ll call you”, and candidates are being treated like a commodity.

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In Defence of Jobseekers

August 25th, 2010

If we can offer jobseekers nothing else right now, we can at least offer them acknowledgement for their efforts and respect for their dignity.

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Jobseekers, Bland Is Not a Good Look for You

August 17th, 2010

I was ready for a change. There were things that weren’t making me happy. I was bored with the same-old same-old. How hard can it be, I thought. People do it themselves all the time. If you listen to the ads, they make it seem so easy. Just buy the right off-the-shelf product, follow the [...]

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Meet Karen Siwak

An award-winning Certified Résumé Strategist, Karen has crafted top calibre career transition packages for thousands of clients. Her specialty is helping people identify and articulate their unique brands and value propositions, and she is passionate about empowering clients with the tools, strategies and confidence to take control of their career search. Read more...

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