Archive | March, 2011

When Resigning, Take the High Road

It’s been an interesting week.  While the majority of clients I work with are aggressively on the hunt for a NEW assignment — I suddenly had a cluster of calls come in from people seeking to leave their OLD assignments.  These individuals, torn between a sense of loyalty to their current employer and the desire […]

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Success Story: Second Time’s a Charm

Whenever I work with people, and teach them the ropes involved in marketing themselves more effectively, I point out that the lessons they learn now are likely going to pay off time and time again given that most professionals today go through some form of career or job transition every 3-4 years, on average.  Like […]

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LinkedIn Tip: 100 Million Brains At Your Service

This week marked a big milestone for LinkedIn.  They apparently have just added an extra digit to their membership base, hitting the 100 million member mark after eight years in operation.  And thanks to a nice auto-generated note I received earlier today from LinkedIn’s founder, Reid Hoffman, I learned that I was the 302,155th person […]

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Ideas Worth Sharing: The Goldmine That is TED

“Great minds discuss ideas.  Average minds discuss events.  Small minds discuss people.” This terrific quote, attributed to former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, is a perfect way to tee up today’s blog post — and to introduce you to an organization called TED, in case there are still some of you out there who haven’t yet […]

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Job Search Stalled? Mix Up Your Marketing!

Every once in a while, I receive an RFP (Request for Proposal) from a government agency or private-sector organization, asking if I want to bid on delivering outplacement and career coaching services to their departing employees.  And if all I did was respond to these RFPs and hope I landed one of them every once […]

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What to Name Your Resume File

Now I thought I was a little obsessive-compulsive about certain aspects of job hunting, but here’s a guy (Robert Merrill) who takes things a whole step further as he shares his thoughts on a subject that barely ever gets any scrutiny — what exactly to name the resume file you submit to employers. Click here […]

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Indeed’s New Resume Posting Feature

By now, anybody who has worked with me or followed my blog for a nanosecond has learned that the top job search website to monitor for published employment leads is http://www.indeed.com. Why is this the case?  This terrific job search “aggregator” sucks up leads from over 50,000 other individual job websites (no exaggeration) and allows […]

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The Boxy Market: Time for a Shiny New Box?

Apparently most people agree.  The labor market right now is “boxier” than it has ever been and companies, for the most part, are looking for highly specialized workers who can come in and solve problems with a minimal amount of ramp-up time and training.  In fact, if you haven’t already checked them out, you might […]

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The Market is Boxy: Resistance is (Almost) Futile!

Round pegs in round holes.  Any disagreement that this has become an increasingly accurate description of the modern economy and the types of employees companies today are seeking to hire? A great many job seekers I work with complain bitterly about this phenomenon.  They wonder why companies aren’t more open-minded about hiring people based on […]

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8 Personal Branding Tips by Maren Finzer

Today, I’m proud to feature a “guest post” by friend of the firm Maren Finzer, who asked me to not only get the word out about a special free upcoming 3/15 tele-seminar she’s delivering on personal branding (details here) — as well as pass along eight great tips on how professionals today can properly assess […]

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