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[22 Aug 2013 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | 6 Comments | ]
Think Pocket Resume Mentality for a Better Resume

I first wrote about pocket resumes a few weeks back after reading a discussion in a Linkedin.com groups.  It mentioned a company offering business card sized pocket resumes for use at networking events. What exactly can you fit on a card that size? I did some more research as promised (see my Pocket Resumes: Who Would Have Thought?) and caught a glimpse of a mentality I believe can help you land your next job.  Let me share it with you.
On a business card sized pocket resume, for lack of a …

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[24 May 2010 | Written by: Mary Elizabeth Bradford | No Comment | ]
Is Your Networking Approach Missing These Three “Must Haves?”

Networking is a hot topic. It’s common to hear that the majority of jobs are won through some form of networking. So, if you plan on getting another job in your lifetime then learning about networking is a wise choice!
If you are wondering where in the world to start learning how to network or if you are apprehensive to network because it’s new for you or you have had a negative networking experience from the past, this article is for you. Here are three must-haves that are easy and powerful …

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[19 Apr 2010 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | No Comment | ]

I’ve written about business card resumes and have since given several presentations using the material. Everytime it’s very well received. I can always count on someone coming up after the presentation to tell me how valuable the information is for their job hunt.
In this series I give a step-by-step on writing a business card resume that will get you networking like a pro in order to speed up your job search.
Step 1- Setting a Clear Goal
Writing a business card resume is easy, but only if you know what sort of …

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[31 Mar 2010 | Written by: Kevin Donlin | 2 Comments | ]
Arizona Man Hired in 6 Weeks with Guerrilla Job Search Tactics

How do you find a job quickly, in this rotten economy?
Hunt like a Guerrilla.
That was the experience of Mark Thomas, a systems administrator from Mesa, Ariz., who started a new job on March 8, 2010, after a search of only 6 weeks.
According to Thomas, he would have been hired sooner, but “the entire executive team was gone at a conference for a week.”
Thomas succeeded after using three unconventional job-search tactics:
1. The Job Shopping List
2. The Guerrilla Resume
3. The Coffee Cup Caper
Read on to learn how he did it …
1. The …

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[28 Mar 2010 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | 3 Comments | ]
Use a Pocket Resume to Get the Awesome Job You Want – Part 1

I wrote my Think Pocket Resume Mentality for a Better Resume and Pocket Resume: Who Would Have Thought articles about a year ago.  Since then I’ve given several presentations using the material and every time, job hunters tell me,
“I can put this to use.  This can make a real difference.”
So in this series, I’m writing a multi-step article on how to write yourself a pocket resume and get it trolling the waters (them’s saltwater fishing terms for you non-Miami folk) to get you back to work and fast.
Step 1- Taking …

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[26 Mar 2010 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | 9 Comments | ]
A Business Card Resume to Get the Awesome Job You Want – Part 1

I’ve written about the benefits of a business card resume on Career Jockey and have since used the material to give several presentations. Every single time job hunters will come up to me and tell me, “This is valuable information I can can use right away in my job search.”
So in this articles, I’m starting multi-part series giving the step-by-step on writing yourself a business card resume that will get you networking like a pro and getting the job hunt results you need.
Step 1- Setting a Clear Goal
Writing a business …

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[24 Mar 2010 | Written by: Kevin Donlin | 2 Comments | ]
From Mired to Hired: Another Guerrilla Job Search Success

You might think there’s never been a worse time to look for work in the traditional job market, with unemployment at 10.4% and no relief in sight.
But you would be only half right.
While there’s never been a worse time for traditional job-search methods, “Guerrilla” job hunters are enjoying consistent success — even in today’s awful economy.
Why?
Because Guerrillas choose not to participate in the recession.
To illustrate, here’s a recent story from our client files: Steve Cobain, from Pittsburgh, Penn.
Cobain was laid off as a financial services executive in December 2008, after …

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[23 Mar 2010 | Written by: Jeannette Kraar | One Comment | ]
Going Postal My Last Day Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

Toni Bowers’ wrote an article on her TechRepublic Career Management blog with the headline “Talking smack about former employers is not advisable.” She points to the farewell message sent by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dan Neil announcing his departure from the Los Angeles Times to go work for the Wall Street Journal. It’s the kind of note you can get away with if you’ve won a prize like that. It’ probably not the best approach for the rest of us. We just don’t have the clout.
Your first …

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[22 Mar 2010 | Written by: Orietta Ramirez | 3 Comments | ]
What Happened to Jobs and Education, Mr. Obama?

Interestingly, with all the publicity about the Healthcare bill, the President has (quietly) retreated on Education Reform.  A recent Wall Street Journal OpEd (03/18/10,p A17), stated that Mr. Obama would judge schools not by whether they were meeting reading and math standards, but primarily by a more amorphous standard: whether they are producing “college-ready and career-ready students”.
The irony of this retreat is instead of the “No Child Left Behind” goal of students reaching grade level performance, the intent is to make them able to enter the job market.   That begs the …

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[22 Mar 2010 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | One Comment | ]
Chris Anderson’s “FREE” Book Is Available for Free…Really

I just finished reading a Chris Anderson’s “Free: The Future of a Radical Price.” He’s the editor of Wired Magazine who also wrote “The Long Tail” (which is the shape of an economic demand curve and not related to kangaroos).  He proves his free point by making his “Free” book available for free.
I didn’t really read it.  I listened to a MP3 down loadable copy of it which I got for free on Audible.com.  It didn’t cost me a single penny and I even got Chris Anderson the …

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[18 Mar 2010 | Written by: Mary Elizabeth Bradford | One Comment | ]
Key-Word Your Resume Using These Simple Techniques

Are you wondering if your resume best positions you to land the job of your dreams in a parallel market, new industry or higher level position? One area you want to make sure to check is your key-words.
Resume key-words are simply the words used to describe your hard and soft skills. Many companies today use key-word scanning software to organize and qualify applicant matches with available positions. Even if a company doesn’t use key-word scanning software, it’s still extremely important to mirror the key-words listed in a position as much …

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[16 Mar 2010 | Written by: Jeannette Kraar | 2 Comments | ]
To Stay at Your Electrifying Best…Pull the Plug

No matter if it’s voice mail, email, your Blackberry, a text, your next meeting or perhaps even an letter delivered the old fashioned way – in an envelope with a stamp, every once in a while you have to pull the plug and scream an obscenity ridden with – ENOUGH!
What a concept…… becoming unattainable for some degree of time.
I was looking around a website belonging to Harrison Barnes, the Job Guru, and caught his article “The Importance of Disconnecting from Your Work.” That’s exactly what he’s promoting and …

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[15 Mar 2010 | Written by: Orietta Ramirez | 7 Comments | ]
Spring Forward for the Time and Economy

Spring forward has a positive and hopeful connotation. However, if you are still reading and listening to the economic stories and information, it remains a much-desired illusion.
Take this article on how the very few wealthy are “surviving” the present state of the economy. With one exception, you can easily describe their lifestyles beyond the imagination of the common man.
Yet, the other article that has my attention and gives me angst is the one about the senate passing another bill extending the unemployment benefits, which among other issues, has added …

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[14 Mar 2010 | Written by: Kevin Donlin | 2 Comments | ]
Job Search Success: It's In Your Head

If you’re looking for a job, success may be as close as your kitchen cabinet … or between your ears.
That’s according to best-selling author of “Swim With The Sharks” and Twin Cities business leader, Harvey Mackay www.HarveyMackay.com).
In his latest book, “Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door: Job Search Secrets No One Else Will Tell You,” Mackay offers practical employment tips from his 45+ years of experience as an executive.
Here are Mackay’s answers to common job-search questions. Read them and reap …
Question: How can people handle rejection …

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[11 Mar 2010 | Written by: Kevin Donlin | 2 Comments | ]
How to Find a Job Long-Distance

In the current economy, some folks are looking far and wide for jobs, including out of state.
But there are plenty of obstacles to relocating, right?
Not exactly. Most obstacles to a long-distance job search are in your mind, not the employer’s.
That’s according to David E. Perry, co-author of Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 2.0 (Wiley; 2009).
Perry, a working recruiter with more than 24 years of experience, offers the following tips if you’re thinking of relocating to find a job …
“Here’s the simple solution: Don’t tell employers where you live. Period. The …

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[9 Mar 2010 | Written by: Jeannette Kraar | No Comment | ]
To Stay at Your Electrifying Best…Pull the Plug

No matter if it’s voice mail, email, your Blackberry, a text, your next meeting or perhaps even an letter delivered the old fashioned way – in an envelope with a stamp, every once in a while you have to pull the plug and scream an obscenity ridden with – ENOUGH!
What a concept…… becoming unattainable for some degree of time.
I was looking around a website belonging to Harrison Barnes, the Job Guru, and caught his article “The Importance of Disconnecting from Your Work.” That’s exactly what he’s promoting and …

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[8 Mar 2010 | Written by: Orietta Ramirez | 5 Comments | ]
Scams by the Elite Are Still a Scam

A sensitive but timely topic in the media is about those in important and powerful positions who abuse their status and role, and intentionally or not, violate the moral and civil codes of ethics, and yet expect to be exonerated because of who they are and what they do. Take a look at “Rash of Scandals Tests Democrats at Sensitive Time” to get the details on the dirt.
The above is premised on a recent New York byline regarding the NYS Governor, among other politicians, who finds himself embroiled in an …

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[7 Mar 2010 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | One Comment | ]
Job Hunt Marriage Pain…Does It Have to Be That Way?

My wife’s a lovely lady. You got to meet her. Today we visited the dean at the high school my daughter will attend this fall. Now you have to picture my wife. You get her talking about any one of our three daughters (one of her favorite topics in the world) and she’s on a role. You want details. She has them. You have to realize, she goes way back with these folks.

I wasn’t able to get a word in during today’s meeting, …

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[3 Mar 2010 | Written by: Kevin Donlin | No Comment | ]
Two Hidden Problems With Your Resume

Here’s a question I get in one form or another almost every week: “I’ve sent out 50 resumes and not had any job interviews. What’s wrong with my resume?”
Answer: There may indeed be a problem with your resume, and I’ve been writing about effective resumes for more than 10 years, so I invite you to Google that subject to learn what I think.
But wait.
If you’re sending resumes to employers and not getting callbacks, there may be two other problems you’re overlooking: sending resumes to the wrong person, and sending them …

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[2 Mar 2010 | Written by: Jeannette Kraar | No Comment | ]
Are You Buzzard, Bat, Bumble Bee or People?

(Editor’s Note:  I’d like to introduce my long time associate, Jeannette Kraar.  We’ve been working together for several years – all related to helping job hunters – and have had a lot of fun at it.  She’ll be joining us every Wednesday.  Please provide us some comments to let us know what you think.)
I got this from someone in an email a long while back. I keep stuff much longer than most do only so I can use it for writing fodder someday in the future. Well I …