10 steps to a successful networking conversation

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We have received several requests to talk about “networking” (See that little pop-up on the bottom, right?  Yes, we read those responses!).  One question that I particularly liked was “what to do when you actually meet someone that could offer you a job.”  This is a great question with a variety of answers, but I’ll […]

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On March 27, 2013, posted in: Tips by

Writing a Green Resume that gets you noticed

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Fundamentally, are there real, core- level differences between a regular resume and a green resume?” Initially, I thought, “no.”  I figured that it was mostly the content within the document that differed.  I assumed that the standard rules applied – talk the talk (“lingo”) for your industry, be professional, show experience and emphasize how you […]

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On April 6, 2012, posted in: Tips by

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Free cover letter template – and “what should I include in my Cover Letter?”

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Cover Letter Content Begin by addressing your letter to a specific person. This may involve some research on your part such as a call to the organization to find out the correct name and title of the person to whom you should write. “Dear Sir/Madam” or “To Whom it May Concern” is very impersonal and […]

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On January 1, 2012, posted in: All, Freebies, Tips by

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Former small business owner resume

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Background: How do you craft your resume when you go from your own business to working for others?  To run your own business is part of the American dream.  According to the Small Business Administration (sba.gov), over 600,000 new businesses are started each year!  Sadly, well over half that many (300,000+) also close each year.  […]

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On January 1, 2012, posted in: All, Encouragement, Tips by

8 ways to find a job opportunity

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So now that you have a great resume, now you need to decide where to use it.  Where are the best places to find a job?  Read this first so you make the most of your efforts. I should aos know that you may find  a great opportunity but need to adjust your resume accordingly […]

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On October 1, 2011, posted in: All, Tips by

8 Cover Letter No-nos

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A cover letter is an important part of your resume package. Here are eight things to make sure you avoid when writing your cover letter: 1. Don’t address the letter “Dear Sirs.” The person reading your letter may be a woman who won’t be impressed with this salutation. Instead, find out the name of the person who will […]

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On September 1, 2011, posted in: All, Tips by

SexyKat69? How to fail (and win) at your resume’s first impression

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Sexykat69@______.com …I really did receive a resume with that email address on it. We were hiring for an office manager at the time. The rest of her qualifications were average or better, but what’s with the email address? Seriously? Sexy Kat? What does this say about her professionalism? Her attension to detail? A very commonly […]

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On December 31, 2010, posted in: All, Tips by

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