Social Networking Sites an Option?

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It’s interesting that we are now looking to social networking sites for potential career options. Does it make any sense that Google offers Facebook $1 billion and the owner of Facebook turns them down? It starting to make sense folks. We are now faced with the clear sense that sales professionals that include hungry recruiters are now looking to blog …

Cannonball Jenkins

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“I KNEW NOTHING GOOD WOULD COME FROM CITY FOLK AND THEIR FLYING MACHINES.” Cannonball Jenkins warns SpongeBob throughout the episode. It’s the same reaction I sometimes get from those I coach on developing the right personal brand online and offline, in the video resume and world of podcasts. Get to it my human resource savvy friends. Them flying machines are …

Tips to Tools :: Video Resume / Personal Branding

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I did throw in some tips that I hope my clients and others can utilize: Career Pro advises executive job seekers to be conscious of other issues when deciding whether to launch a video resume.  The company encourages seekers to consider the following issues and questions: – Confidentiality:  where to place or send your video becomes critical — especially if …

More on Video Resumes

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I also highly recommend that the video resume is only one piece of a seeker’s job search marketing communications campaign.  My advice is:  “Make sure your written communications match your professional video image.” To date, no one has yet filed a major lawsuit for discrimination by video résumé.  I saw in an article on Time.com, George Lenard, a St. Louis, …

Video Resume Revolution

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So for you who will not read the PR, our latest release is excerpted with just my quotes on video resume revolution: For too long, Mr. O’Connor states, recruiters, hiring managers and talent seekers have had only a two-dimensional view of candidates, says John M. O’Connor, president of Career Pro, Inc.  As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, executive job-seekers must …

You Must Be Your Own Best PR Firm

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It came to my attention many months and even years ago that video resumes, web resume portfolios and other online opportunities would start driving the talent market. For a while we have been doing and encouraging people to catalog their talents. We coach our executive clients to capture their training, public and private work. One can’t utilize all that one …