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A 2010 Call to Action: STOP Your Aimless Job Search

Phew, 2010 is here, and its  time to call for an END to Job Searching. Yes, that is what I said.  An interesting statistic was brought to my attention this week by my blogger friend, GL Hoffman: The average unemployed person spends 18 minutes a day hunting for a job. Gleaned from the current issue of Harper’s Index, this Labor Department research …

Resume Trends: What’s In/Out in 2010 & Beyond

Fashion is not the only thing that suffers from the ebs and flows of economics. There are resume trends too, and the 2009-2010 Resume has a whole new look.  In this recession, the rules & tools of the job search have changed and that includes the resume. For many job seekers thrust into the hunt after a long time of steady employment,…

Updating Your Resume: It’s Not Just About Words & Phrases!

It’s September—and that means it’s “International Update Your Resume Month,” as proclaimed by one of the professional organizations I belong to, Career Directors International (CDI). The idea:  To prompt professionals to keep their resumes fresh.  Why?  Well, there are some obvious and not so obvious reasons. First, what’s top-of-mind: The job market no doubt, and if you are a job seeker, I…

5½ TIPS TO BRAND YOURSELF & STAND OUT

5½  TIPS TO BRAND YOURSELF & STAND OUT Here they are, finally, the next 5 tips and some! No one can afford to sit back and be complacent about what it takes to stay on top  of Career Management 2.0. 6. Brand your LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn is one of the largest “social networking” sites, where one of the primary purposes is professional…

Is it time for a BRAND new You? The first 5 steps!

One of the areas I see current job seekers struggling with is the notion of Personal Branding. Yes, it’s probably becoming a little cliched at this point, but at the same time, it is also essential in today’s job market- How else can you stand out in the most overcrowded job market in decades?  So, in an attempt to help break this…