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June 23, 2015 by

References Matter

Some people that are in career transition underestimate the impact of references. In fact one executive in career transition literally said this to me last week: “John, the last company I worked with didn’t even bother to check my references.” So does that mean you don’t need to nurture your references? You do. Here is […]

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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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Avoid these 5 unforced job seeker errors Posted on
October 30, 2013 by

Avoid These Five Unforced Job Seeker Errors

According to Merriam-Webster Online the definition of the phrase “unforced error” is: a missed shot or lost point (as in tennis) that is entirely a result of the player’s own blunder and not because of the opponent’s skill or effort. Just as in tennis, people in job search can avoid fundamental mistakes if they will […]

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October 31, 2011 by

How To Post Your Resume in an Online Application

It seems easy enough. A company wants your resume. You just click on their site and there’s your perfect or next best job. You are excited. Your resume looks good to you. You look for the button to click and send. It should be that easy. But then you get to the proverbial next step. […]

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malolad-04 Posted on
April 18, 2011 by

One Shot One Win

In the last several weeks clients have presented some problems they were facing in their careers. People often ask me what we do. I probably could give them better answers over the years but what we like to do is help them solve career problems. Who is a good client for us? I feel that someone who knows they have a problem, acknowledges that they cannot figure out a solution on their own and wants to partner with us to find a solution.

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December 28, 2010 by

Job Search 2011 – A Power Checklist

Following is John O’Connor’s Power Checklist of the top 5 tips to ensure that you are ready to begin the job search process, if job seeking is your current goal:

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October 03, 2010 by

Know How to Get Hired – Brand and Collaborate Closely

I now find that many of my clients need constant assistance in developing not only the original resume but ongoing assistance in the development of several resumes, biographical sketches for online branding opportunities, very specific covering letters and a slew of specific edits to job board requests, questions and more just to play the hiring game properly.

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December 15, 2009 by

Small Job Search Mistakes Can Bust Your Brand

Little things that you do can hurt your brand and your career transition.

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December 07, 2009 by

Do You Need a Cover Letter?

Recently, I replied to a career services industry “thought leader” on the issue of cover letters.

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