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Job Search Taxes and Deductions Posted on
January 06, 2015 by

2014 – 2015 Job Search Taxes and Deductions

But if you have looked for a job in 2013 or you plan to search for employment in 2014 then you should take every legitimate tax break you can. Don’t leave money on the table for yourself when it comes to your salary negotiations and don’t leave money on the table for the government when they have opened the tax door of deductions for you.

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Employment Outlook through LinkedIn Posted on
January 05, 2015 by

2015 Employment Outlook – LinkedIn is Shaping the Future of Recruiting

Let’s look back and let’s look forward. In 2007 I was quoted in an article that was inspired by me sending a Linked In invitation to a reporter at the Raleigh News & Observer about a story she was writing about networking groups and LinkedIn. In her reply to me I remember the reporter, not knowing what LinkedIn is was, asked me was it a dating site and, well. “Uh, I don’t think it is a dating site and, you know, I am not sending out dating invitations…but I think LinkedIn is big and going to be bigger.” Embarrassed I scrambled to inform Sue Stock about my business only intentions and ultimately I got to add the finishing touches to her article on LinkedIn and networking – “You are your Google search results.”

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2014-2015 Holiday Job Search To Do Posted on
January 03, 2015 by

2014-2015 Holiday Job Search To Dos

So we enter into the holiday period. But this holiday period may be unlike any in recent memory. The recession for most companies is dead and gone. No, that does not mean wages are back but hiring is smoking and it’s up dramatically. So we may be approaching a boom period. For the first time […]

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2014 Best Places to Work Award Posted on
October 10, 2014 by

Find the Triangle’s Best Places To Work!

At this moment I am sitting at a back table at the Durham Convention Center in the Durham Marriott finding out about some of the best companies in North Carolina and the Triangle. Wherever you are geographically find out what about companies are doing to attract, retain and keep talent. According to some of the […]

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Robin Williams Portrait by Brigitte Lacombe Posted on
September 02, 2014 by

Breaking News – Why Robin Williams Should and Shouldn’t Matter

In recent days and months I noticed a publishing trend. Maybe I should have noticed before. Only the Breaking News cycle seems to replace the Breaking News cycle. Even if you try not to pay attention to the breaking news someone may come up to you at work, at lunch, at home or on the […]

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August 12, 2014 by

How Smartphones Are Making Us Dumb, Dangerous and Unproductive

Accidents happen and they seem to be happening at greater frequency in and around every road we travel. But the distracted smartphone generation could be endangering themselves and us not only on the road but at work. Another client called to inform me to avoid an accident he sideswiped another driver after being run off the road by a texting driver two minutes after leaving work. The other was cited but my client said: “John, we busted butt to get this job and it could have been worse. It could have been my last day on the new job and the last day on earth.”

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Improve Your Resume from Blah to Wow Posted on
June 05, 2014 by

Take Your Resume From Blah to Wow

When creating a resume it’s important to look at the document as a branding tool, written to a specific audience (the employer) and it must capture the attention of the reader to achieve the goal of getting an interview. In today’s market, content remains the king and content drives strategy, which includes the look, keywords, […]

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Corporate training and speaking opportunities in Raleigh NC Posted on
May 07, 2014 by

A Networking Rock Star Speaks (and You Can Be One Too)

Remember to bring a business mindset to every networking event. Ms. Haney Woods: I treat networking like I do an interview. I research who will be at a meeting, what they might ask me and I dress as if I am interviewing with them for a job I really want. So in networking Kat suggests that you need to take the initiative. Always make the ask and don’t be scared to ask for what you want.

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Are Resumes the Only Road to an Interview? - Presented by John O'Connor Posted on
May 04, 2014 by

Are Resumes The Only Road To An Interview?

  President of Career Pro Inc., John O’Connor directly targets the issue that many people struggle with: are resumes the only way to gain an interview? He discusses various tactics that Career Pro Inc. advances within their clients and the branding initiatives that they utilize. For more information regarding how CareerPro Inc. can help accelerate […]

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LinkedIn Job Search tips and advice by CareerPro Inc Posted on
April 07, 2014 by

3 Simple LinkedIn To-Dos

With new social media apps and websites multiplying like rabbits, it can be hard to keep up with the good ones, or the ones that are worth your time. Whether you are in career transition or keenly interested in career advancement what might be clear, safe-zone advice when it comes to your brand on LinkedIn? […]

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