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5 Steps To Creating A Pitch-Perfect Elevator Pitch
Few people love developing an “elevator pitch” even though they may recognize their need for one and the importance of having a well-crafted one. I volunteer for a group of job seekers who meet every week, and no one enjoys the process of introducing themselves to a roomful of strangers. In fact, I know that some people try to sneak in after they think the introductions will be over, or they skip the meeting altogether rather than struggle through a 30-second self-introduction to a room full of self-appointed critics. The urban myth about how the elevator pitch first originated is...
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3 Ways To Get Discovered On LinkedIn: The Thought Leadership Strategy
So, just what is thought leadership in the context of a job search? Let’s start with a few sample definitions. The term “thought leadership” was first coined by Joel Kurtzman, then Editor-in-Chief of Booz& Co’s Strategy & Business Magazine. Wikipedia defines a thought leader as “an individual that is recognized as an authority in a specialized field whose expertise is sought and often rewarded.” Daniel Rasmus described thought leadership a little differently in his Fast Company.com article, The Golden Rules for Creating Thoughtful Thought Leadership, “Thought leadership should be an entry point to a relationship. It should help start a...
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5 Steps For Networking Your Way To A Job At A Trade Show
There is a secret layer of information about companies that is not revealed on the corporate “About us” page. It’s not revealed in the annual reports. And it’s definitely not revealed on social media. This secret layer of information is only revealed in one-on-one conversations with current employees of your target company. Trade shows are the perfect place for this. Here are five steps for networking your way to a job at a trade show: 1. Zero Hour: Find Your Event Trade shows are the perfect platform for meeting company representatives in person. There are trade shows for nearly every...
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4 Ways To Balance Your Job Search
Whenever I talk to job seekers who have been unsuccessfully searching for work for a long time, I often hear a common theme. These candidates have spent almost 100% of their job search time sitting behind a computer searching through online job ads. This is simply not the most effective use of your time out of the workforce. Here are some tips for balancing your activity during your job search: 1. Make A Point To Network Every Single Week The old adage, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” really is true. In most cases, a friend or colleague...
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4 Phrases You Should Never Have On Your Resume
4 Phrases You Should Never Have On Your Resume Sometimes it’s not about experience and skills that’s the cause of a resume getting dismissed, but simply having phrases that turn employers off. On top of avoiding overused buzzwords on the resume like “creative,” “innovative,” “visionary,” “team player,” “motivated,” “highly skilled,” “hard worker,” “passionate,” and “driven” – that are really blank statements that don’t demonstrate anything (Read more: “Is Your Resume Full Of Overused Buzzwords?”) – you want to also avoid certain phrases on the resume. Here are some of the top phrases to avoid on your resume: 1. Job Duties...
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Does ‘Luck’ Exist In A Employment Search?
What is luck? How is it some job seekers seem to attract career opportunities easier than others who possess the same qualifications and the same job search tools? Is it really just luck? I think there is more to it and it begins with perspective. Discovering your luck is about expecting it, creating it, identifying when opportunity knocks at your door, following your gut instincts, taking risks, and looking at challenges from a position of power and not a victimized perspective. Unlucky Job Seeker Statements The economy is so tough. There are so many qualified people out there. Recruiters are mean...
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  You’ve just finished the educational requirements to become a mechanical engineer. In most cases, you will need a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in the very least before you can begin applying for a job with your desired employer. Job postings will be the first area that you want to pay attention to when applying for a job. Many of these job postings will include how much experience is expected from an applicant. The goal will be to look for mechanical engineering job postings that require zero experience. Companies are looking for people to fill in entry-level job positions,...
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Back to School at 30: Freelance Essay Writing Jobs
That is why more and more individuals are going back to school at 30. The main reason is that we have the experience but things have changed dramatically over the last decade. We need to be able to keep up with the new trends and offer services that businesses need.   However, if you aren’t ready to go sit in a classroom for hours and you need to work to pay the bills like most of us do, you can make the extra money that you need in freelance academic writing industry. It is one of the best ways to...
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5 Tell-Tale Signs You Should Get A Better Job
We’ve all been there. We’ve experienced the feeling of dread, battling traffic as we drive to and from work. The lack of sleep Sunday night as your mind spins, thinking of ways to get out work the next day. Constantly wishing you were doing something else, anything else… Yet never feeling 100% clear that you’re meant to leave your job and find something else. After all, other people at work seem happy. You earn a decent wage, and you’ve got a roof over your head because of that job. Now, I’m going to give you the five  simple signs that you should get...
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The A 30-60-90-Day Plan That Gets You Totally Hired
What’s the ONE thing you should never, ever interview without? A 30-60-90-Day Plan. 30-60-90-day plans solve all of the problems most people have in job interviews—some lack in your background or experience that makes them hesitate to hire you, or just a difficulty standing out among many talented candidates. With a plan, you stand out and prove that you are ready, willing and able to do this job well. Job seekers who use a 30-60-90-day plan vividly demonstrate for a potential employer that you have critical thinking skills, drive, and dedication to success. They help the hiring manager ‘see’ you...
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