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4 Killer Marketing Quick Fixes for Job Hunters

These days looking for a job is less about the traditional “pounding the pavement” and more about marketing yourself. Now unless you have worked as a full time marketer, you probably know as little about marketing as I did when I was looking for a job. That was 5 years ago, and things have changed … Continue reading

Washington State Limits Employer Access to Social Media Sites

Reprinted from Business Examiner May 22, 2013. Yesterday Washington became the fifth state this year to sign into law protections of social media passwords at the workplace and job interviews. The measure, sponsored by Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens, bars employers from asking for a Facebook, Twitter or other social media personal passwords during a … Continue reading

What is a Resume? I’ll Tell You What It’s NOT…

I read resumes every day. Sometimes I scan them to see if they contain sufficient information to refer a qualified jobseeker to a job. Sometimes I make initial assessments on their skills and work history. Sometimes I just give resume reviews. You can imagine I have read just about everything a person could possibly put … Continue reading

You Can Lead a Horse to Water…

This morning I stepped in to a LinkedIn help session my colleague was facilitating. After only a only few minutes it became apparent that he was being challenged by an attendee that was resistant to what he was teaching. I tried to help. The jobseeker had been instructed as part of a job training program in which she was … Continue reading

Show And Tell– Job Search Style

  Richard Bolles, in his book What Color Is Your Parachute? (ed. 2012) describes the order of preference in which most employers hunt for employees. First, easily enough for the employer, is to hire from within the existing company structure. The employer’s thoughts: “I want to hire someone whose work I have already seen.” The … Continue reading

How Resumes Are Trending These Days—According to Employers

As a career counselor, it is my job to keep updated with current trends in job search. A major portion of that is in resume writing. We all know that resumes are the key to a successful job search—while they don’t get you the job (the interview does), they are the necessary first step toward … Continue reading

Happy New Year to Your Career!

This is a commentary on a wonderful article that I read today on 8 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Career by Alison Green. She writes about setting New Year’s resolutions for your career and suggests a few. Set clear goals Stick to your word Stop playing online Rewrite your resume Make a career plan Stop … Continue reading

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