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Topic: Personal Branding

Get A Job

[4 Jan 2010 | Written by: Orietta Ramirez | 6 Comments | ]
You’re Fired! Part 5 – Getting to Know You…Online That Is

(This article continues where OERamz’s article “You’re Fired! Part 4 – I Dare Not Go It Alone” left off.)
I was now on my new journey, my next new job.  It brought back memories of that first day at a new school where no one knew you or you them.  Can we call in a “snow day”? (that’s the Northerner in me talking).
Given the state of the market and the number of job losses, the realization was that it no longer is what or who YOU know, but rather who THEY …

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[4 Dec 2009 | Written by: Kevin Donlin | 6 Comments | ]
How to Find a Job 65% Faster


Mary Berman, from Farmington Hills, Michigan, had been looking for work since February 2009 before starting a “Guerrilla” job search, in late September.

Up to that point, 20 weeks of job hunting had produced zero job interviews.

Just 7 weeks later, she accepted a job on Thursday, November 12, as a marketing executive assistant.

How did she use Guerrilla job hunting tactics to find work 65% faster?

“I saw a job advertised online and applied by mail. I sent a box with a paper Starbucks coffee cup, my cover letter, and resume inside. On …

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[2 Dec 2009 | Written by: Anthony Tony Ratagick | 6 Comments | ]
Hold on a Minute!  I Thought Job Boards Were for Getting Jobs


I admit it. I spent entirely too much time filling out online job applications, writing custom cover letters and sending in résumés to people I have never met and likely never will. We’ve all heard the saying, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.” Well, I guess I must have been insane.

I’m going to step out on a limb here and say that if you’re posting your résumé on the big boards like CareerBuilder or even the specialty boards like …

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[1 Dec 2009 | Written by: Orietta Ramirez | 7 Comments | ]
You’re Fired! Part 3 – What's All This Web 2 Point Oh My God?


(This article continues where OERamz’s second article “You’re Fired! Part 2- Making A Graceful Exit left off.)

Had to get over the shock and numbness that followed – was that Day 2 or Day 20? I lost all sense of time and reality, but had to pick myself up and start with a plan of attack. Given the difficult market, and the holidays, I accepted the fact it would take a month or two (if only).

The holidays came and went, fast forward to the New Year. Had to come …

Become A Better Person

[25 Jul 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | No Comment | ]

I hadn’t included resources for communicating effectively in CareerJockey.org, but after reading two Richard Skaare articles on Skaareworks.com, I’ve added a new tag.
Richard Skaare wrote two articles recently on writing and talking. One is called “3 Reasons to Talk Like You Should Write“. In it he points out how regardless of your politics, you have agree that President Obama masters communicating across multiple media. Not only does he present himself well, but if you read his books, hear him on TV or listen to his prepared speaches, …

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[13 May 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | One Comment | ]

I just received a invitation for Kevin Kermes’ online event on personal branding. It will be held on May 22. He’ll be hosting Jessi LaCosta creator of the Insight-Insync™ method of personal branding. I’ve followed Kevin’s efforts over the past several months and he provides some solid advice.
This is likely to be a valuable webinar for you to attend. I’ve included it on the Career Jockey Calendar of Events.

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[20 Apr 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | No Comment | ]

Today’s Herald Business Monday reviews three books:

Me 2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success,

Career Building: Your Total Handbook for Finding a Job and Making It Work, and
Who’s Got Your Back: The Breakthrough Program to Build Deep, Trusting Relationships That Create Success–and Won’t Let You Fail.
It gives an overview of the information you can get from the books. You can find the Herald article at the following link.
If you get a chance to read these books, please leave me a comment. The readers and I …

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[26 Mar 2009 | Written by: Jorge Lazaro Diaz | 2 Comments | ]

Among a bunch of other great material at GMA Job Club with Tory Johnson, you have two articles describing how to use Facebook, Tweeter, Linkedin, and other social networking sites in your job hunts.  They are Tweet You Way to a New Job and A Luddite’s Guide to LinkedIn.  Both provide great advice.  
On a similar note, I read through Kevin Kermes “How to Get the Job You Want.”  Now I read a lot of  job search and career change material and with a title like that, I expected  information like I’ve read in a dozen …