Archive | October, 2010

Resume Summaries: An Expert’s Viewpoint

Everybody knows that the most important real estate on your resume, bar none, is the top of the first page. To put it in newspaper terminology, whatever info you choose to highlight “above the fold” is going to receive far more attention than the rest of your content.  Or more accurately, perhaps, if you FAIL […]

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LinkedIn Tip: Career Path Brainstorming

Without question, the economic climate this past few years has resulted in millions of smart, capable Americans scrambling to find a new job, often for the first time in their adult professional lives.  And it’s the unemployment rate that always receives the lion’s share of attention in the media — especially with an election date […]

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Career Poll: Biggest Change in Job Market?

It’s been over a month, so I suppose it’s high time to review the results of my latest career poll and engage in a little bit of token analysis!  As a reminder, the question I posted in September was: “What is the most profound difference between the job market today and the way things were […]

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Success Story: Take Some Chances

Wow, what’s in the water these days?  There’s been a great string of folks landing new positions lately — some after a pretty long stretch of looking — so I’ve typed up a third installment of alumni advice to share with you all this month, since I’ve been told by many readers that they find […]

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Burning Question: Biggest Motivator in Job Hunt?

“What motivates you more, fear or hope?” If you’re a professional currently starting up a job hunt (or can think back to when this was the case), which of these statements would likely have a greater motivational impact on you? “If you buckle down, get focused, and work really hard at selling yourself, you might […]

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Success Story: Keep Your Head Up

What can I say?  When it rains, it pours, and after sharing some insights from a newly-hired individual in my blog article yesterday, I’ve gotten word of a few OTHER recent success stories among the Career Horizons community — and one of these individuals has also kindly given me permission to share his insights about […]

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What Works? A CH “Alumnus” Speaks Out!

It’s been an awesome week, all things considered.  Not only has the weather around these parts been downright gorgeous, but even better, I’ve had another three folks report their success landing new positions, some after as long as 18+ months of unemployment! In fact, one of these folks (who chose to remain anonymous) did give […]

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Book Review: Powerful Unemployment (Sheila Boddy)

Do you know what’s more powerful than an uplifting story about somebody who got laid off, faced the job hunting challenge head on, and fought through their fears/doubts/confusion to land a new opportunity?  It’s when this story comes from somebody who accomplished this feat right in your own backyard! That’s the case with Powerful Unemployment, […]

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Recruiters: Why Aren’t They More Into Me?

When it comes to the mysterious recruiting world, and whether or not an individual can expect this channel to produce many viable job leads during the course of their job search campaign, the facts are: A) Some professionals are highly recruitable and will get stalked relentlessly by headhunters throughout their entire career B) Other professionals […]

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Great Companies for Trees, Dogs

As anybody who’s ever been around me for five minutes knows, I’m of the firm belief that every job hunter should 1) Develop (and carry around) a list of 20-30 relevant target organizations they’re interested in pursuing and 2) Despite numerous protests, arguments, and rationalizations I’ve heard to the contrary, I don’t believe anybody is […]

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