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Job Search Trap: Spray-and-Pray

In Manage Your Job Search, I discuss a number of traps. A common one is “spray and pray” for your resume. Spray-and-pray is when you send your resume everywhere, without thinking of your target market. You are not perfect for … Continue reading

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Four Tips for Defining Your Value

I say in Manage Your Job Search and Six Tips for Editing Your Resume that you have to fill in the details of your resume. It’s the details that count. Here are three tips that might help: For every line … Continue reading

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Six Tips for Editing Your Resume

Along with my series about interviewing tips, I thought you might need a few tips for editing your resume. Here they are: Write a first draft of your resume. Write it in reverse chronological order, with your most recent job … Continue reading

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Know Your Life’s Purpose; Then Your Passion

I saw this TedX talk, Adam Leipzig: How to Know Your Life Purpose in 5 Minutes. He says you need to ask these five questions: Who are you? Answer with your first name. What do you do? What do you … Continue reading

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Don’t Have a Zombie Profile on LinkedIn

Are you new to LinkedIn? Maybe you’re a new grad or in transition, or at the start of your job search? You aren’t sure what to put on your profile, so you don’t have anything? You have a zombie profile. … Continue reading

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Manage Your Job Search Slides Posted

I gave my first public talk about Manage Your Job Search last week. I posted the slides and audio on slideshare.net. I cannot seem to unsync the audio from the slides. I have tried, but slideshare.net seems to think I … Continue reading

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Possible Career Finder Tool for Job Seekers

I discovered this career finder tool. See What Career Should I Choose? There is a lovely chart. Here is how I walked myself through the chart. I plugged in Computer and Mathematical occupations and Management, figuring I would find me … Continue reading

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How Long is a Technology Career?

Matt Heusser has a great column over at Stickyminds this week. Take a look at A Long View of the ‘Short’ Technology Career. If you are an older job searcher, and you are looking for a job, one thing you … Continue reading

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Know Your Previous Job Patterns

If you are looking for a job, it’s more important that you know what your previous patterns are, so that you can make a choice: Do I repeat my previous pattern this time? Without knowing, we tend to repeat the … Continue reading

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What is the Fascination with Bachelor’s Degrees for Senior Managers?

I realize that many successful technical people have degrees. But the former Yahoo CEO was canned for lying on his resume about a bachelor’s degree Computer Science. Now, let’s think about this for a minute. A senior manager with 20 … Continue reading

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