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For most, whether an IT professional or a sales rep, basic resumes are no longer advisable because strides in technology have enabled companies to scan, store, and search for qualified candidates using select keywords. Without keywords and phrases, a hiring company is unable to streamline their employment activities using applicant-tracking systems.

For example, keywords for an …

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I’ve written before that you can learn more about finding a job by emulating marketing experts than by reading every employment book in the library. And I still believe that’s true.

To illustrate, here’s a tactic from Bob Bly, publisher of The Direct Response Letter (www.bly.com) and author of more than 70 books on advertising, copy-writing, and …

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You can find great job-hunting ideas by reading publications that have nothing ostensible to do with job hunting. Example: “The Sticking Point Solution,” a business book by marketing visionary, Jay Abraham. What, you may ask, does a book for entrepreneurs and marketing/sales professionals have to do with your job search? Nothing. And a whole lot.

You’ll find nothing in …

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The least effective way to find a job is to apply for advertised openings, sending your resume online through a company employment portal or a third-party website. You are just one of dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of applicants, and even a standout resume will have a hard time cutting through the clutter if the …

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New job titles, obviously; but don’t forget about relevant professional memberships, continued education (i.e. teleseminars/webinars/conference trainings), speaking engagements, and publications. If you participate in Toastmasters, include that too. Other than listing your degree in the resume, include a listing of any industry- or position-specific classes you took to further help hiring managers envision you fulfilling the …

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What advice do you have for developing your cover letter and resume during sophomore year?
Developing a resume and cover letter can be challenging — even more so for a sophomore with limited, maybe even unrelated work history. The best step to developing a great resume and cover letter while a college student actually starts long …

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The online job searching boards are pretty popular and easy ways for people to find a job they are qualified for, but at the same time these boards make the applicant pool much bigger, which is not for the best. For this reason some critics say Internet has become the most ineffective job seeker tool, …

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Jobs are expected to continue growing, in fact, computer jobs are expected to see the largest growth according to US News, which is a forecast that seems to be based on former growth within the IT sector. For example, in 2012, computer jobs like network administrators, software engineer, and project management jobs saw the most …

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Can Twitter help you find a job?

  • Yes.
  • But only if you use it right.
  • It can be a huge challenge sorting the wheat from the chaff on Twitter, where millions of updates appear daily, only a few of which contain useful job-search information.

Let’s start at the beginning, then explore two case studies.

Twitter is the micro-blogging service that …

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This week, I’ll address two common job-search frustrations found in the hundreds of emails I’ve received this year from people across America.

Do either of these apply to you?

Frustration #1: There just aren’t enough jobs out there to apply for.

Solution: Let’s analyze this one …

When I speak to job hunters, in seminars, by phone, …

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