Archive for the ‘Job Search’ Category

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February 06, 2015 by

Ask the Headhunter

Interview with Nick Corcodilos In all the people we coach and influence questions come up constantly about how to work with recruiters and headhunters. Without editing the raw advice I wanted to have a conversation with Nick Corcodilos, the brash, oft quoted and powerfully connected headhunter and management consultant from Ask the Headhunter. Just like […]

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Best Jobs in the Triangle Posted on
January 12, 2015 by

Take Ownership of Your Career

Everyone’s career comes in different shapes and patters according to their own work life goals. Variables come in to play at different stages. How would you categorize your career today and as you look into the near future? Are you actively looking for a job without a current job? Are you keeping an eye open […]

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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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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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Confidence to get a new job Posted on
February 18, 2014 by

Never doubt your capabilities to get a new job!

Today’s job search is a difficult process. If you are currently out there looking for work, you know the roadblocks, frustrations and daily grind involved in finding a new position. Plus, if you’re over 50, you have additional hurdles to overcome. Age bias is real and all too prevalent in the job market. Nevertheless… There […]

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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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