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What Other Experts Are Saying – Refocus Your Job Search, Cover Letter Secrets & Recruiters’ Methods

In this week’s Friday Feature – “What Other Experts Are Saying”… How to re-energize your job hunt; are you smarter than a 6-yr old?; and recruiters are finding candidates differently these days….

The Legality of Using Credit Reports in Hiring Decisions

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A couple of months ago someone in my professional network posed this question: “How legal is it to use credit reports to disqualify otherwise good quality applicants?” Interestingly, when this question was posed to me, I had just been networking with a small group over coffee the week before when this very topic came up. One of the people there, a recruiter who is with a financial services company, brought up the challenge that they have with hiring people with good credit scores. Obviously, this is a criteria for their company. This recruiter’s comments led to an informal discussion about the desire in their HR department for lightening up those kinds of hiring restrictions, especially in light of the economic…

Are you doing the work that was born in you?

“No man is born into the world whose work is not born with him.” -James Russell Lowell. A few months ago, a woman at one my workshops was stumped with a series of questions during the group-sharing portion of the module. The answer to these questions would reveal her childhood gifts and early interests, which would point the way to her work and the way she would…

What Other Experts Are Saying – Using Social Media for Your Job Search

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I’ve decided to launch a regular Friday Feature – “What Other Experts Are Saying” – and this week I’m featuring the topic of Using Social Media for Your Job Search. Check out these articles and videos that I found out there on the world wide web. “How To Write a LinkedIn Invitation to…

7 Great LinkedIn Tips from Recruiter and Career Strategist Gary O’Neal

I think Gary O’Neal is a LinkedIn guru. He really knows his stuff and proved it during his presentation to the Austin Career Developers Network on Tuesday. As a recruiter, Gary seems to pretty much live on planet Linkedin. He said that 60% of the hires he’s made in the last year or so have started and ended on LinkedIn. As a career strategist, he provides an excellent perspective for job seekers. He helps you see how to leverage this helpful tool so recruiters can find you. When it comes to LinkedIn, here’s what Gary says…

The Job Search Boot Camp And Show

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For many episodes Angela and I have hosted The Job Search Boot Camp Show with special guests and career experts. Show statistics have shown that our Job Search Boot Camp “mini-edition” has pulled in the most listeners. When our guest this week had to cancel, we were able to get back to the basics in this fun and informative show!

The Job Search Boot Camp started as a half-day seminar where we taught people how to READY-AIM-GET HIRED! In this three step process we teach you the steps to get the job you want quicker and easier.

Listen to our mini-bootcamp show to get the time-tested techniques that really do work.

What Happened?!?!

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Always….ALWAYS have a backup plan. Whether you are looking for a new career, a new job, or you have a pretty good job right now. ALWAYS have a short-list of companies you’d be proud to work with. There will come a day when you decide to leave your company (or the company decides to leave you). It will be far easier to get a new job if you’ve been making contact with your target company.

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