Play Your Role – Job Search Balancing Act – Part 2

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Categorize yourself by answering yes or no to these short statements first: The Plasterer – I have plastered my resume all over the Internet and responded to just about every lead I can find that remotely matches my qualifications. The Aggressor – I have sent many unsolicited resumes to companies and hiring personnel asking for an interview and letting them know about my talents. …

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How Job Search References Can Derail Your Career (Part 1)

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Grapevine’s speak, don’t they? Reference checks can confirm or deny the value of a job seeker to a potential employer. They can be the difference-maker in employment. When it comes to references, do sweat the small stuff. For a real-life illustration of a reference’s importance, consider Alex’s example: Alex Partain thought his resume and interviews went well with a Fortune 100 technology …

Employment Law and Your Rights

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 How Employment Law Affects Hiring A Brief  The Burden of Laws Intended to Protect Weigh on Employers and Influence More Than You May Think In recessionary times and in better economic times most hiring decisions are governed by many rules and regulations. It’s the law folks. The law governs much of our behavior in all areas of our life. Employees …

Recruiters – Recessions – Reinvention

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You can read a lot of insight into this post about third-party recruiters, recruiter behavior and more during recessions. Some people wonder why recruiters can earn placement fees from companies during recessions or high by historical standards unemployment figures.  Since the recession started about a year ago we have seen a lot of recruiters face difficult circumstances in placing candidates …

Electrify Your Personal Brand

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Jane Harding, a top medical pharmaceutical sales representative, says that investing more in her personal brand could have gotten her hired faster. Here’s her story: She interacted daily with regional medical health centers, gave educational presentations and felt strongly that her portfolio of drugs helped patients recover more quickly from surgery. She made $100K+. One drug she represented was recalled …

Thoughts on Considering The Best Outplacement Coaches and Providers

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Outplacement firms focus on transitioning employees. In downsizings or terminations companies often choose outplacement programs or have them in place for these events. If you work in human resources choosing an outplacement firm and planning ahead would be a smart use of your time. Make these decisions in advance. Make them now. The design and delivery of services make the …

The Product You – Develop Your Personal Brand

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  Career Pro of NC, Inc. Executive Outplacement & Career Transition HOW TO CREATE A PERSONAL BRAND Stand Out from the Crowd by Marketing YOU! Today, the job market is tight. Layoffs are spreading across the country. Competition from overseas is fierce. Getting ahead in your company, in your industry seems a steeper climb than it did even a few …