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How to Explain Employment Gaps & Reasons for Seeking a New Job

March 13, 2014 in Career Coaching, Interview Tips, Job Tips by newresource

I get asked all the time about handling difficult interview questions and situations. We all think our situation is unique and one of a kind but really it’s not. Everyone is human and has had set backs and complications the trick is to explain your particular setback in a way that takes ownership, shows resolution and demonstrates that you are
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Can’t Find a Job? Maybe It’s You

March 5, 2014 in Career Coaching, Job Tips, Resumes by newresource

This is going to sting a bit but I have to keep it real. The U.S. job market is getting better. The unemployment rate has dipped below 7% for the first time since 2008. Forecasters are predicting 25% of major corporations will be hiring this year. I think there is some truth to that because I’m seeing many of my
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4 Reasons to Hang-Up on a Dumb Recruiter

February 20, 2014 in Career Coaching, Interview Tips, Job Tips, Social Recruiting by newresource

4 Reasons to Hang-up on a Dumb Recruiter Yeah I said it, “dumb”! This article was inspired by real life dumb interactions with recruiters. Everyone wants a great job. Millions of people are looking for work every day all day. Some companies use that competition as justification for offering subpar compensation and benefits. And some recruiters use that as an
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To Help You Get a Job

February 11, 2014 in Interview Tips, Job Tips, Resumes by newresource

If you haven’t figured it already, this website was created to help you get a job. The job market is tough. The competition is fierce. There is so much confusion as to what to do and what not to do. I recently wrote “The 10 Worst Thing to Put on Your Resume” and it received over 7200 views. That’s enough
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Recruiter’s Corner w/ Kris Dunn (The Interview Special)

January 29, 2014 in Interview Tips, Recruitment by newresource

Hey folks! Well, over the last few weeks I’ve learned that people really do watch these videos and are able to use the information which makes me happy. I want you to get THAT job. I want you to make that money. I want you to be successful and today’s guest feels the same way. He loves helping job seekers
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The Resurrection of the Résumé

January 24, 2014 in Resumes, Social Recruiting by newresource

If you Google “Resumes are dead” you will get 12,000,000 results in .031 seconds. A lot of people believe that the resume is dead. I am here to tell you that they are not. They are alive and well. They have transformed like Optimus Prime! They have different forms but make no mistake…”It’s alive, it’s alive” ala Frankenstein. Can you
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The 10 Worst Things to put on Your Résumé

January 15, 2014 in Resumes by newresource

That’s the wind-up and here’s the pitch. In no particular order. 10. Objective – as my friend Tiffany Kuehl, Mega Recruiter and Staffing Leader says, “We already know what the objective is…to get the job.” Objective statements are always generic, boring and adds nothing to the resume or you as a candidate. Please kill them now! 9. References upon request.
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Stop Giving Bad Resume Advice!

January 9, 2014 in Resumes by newresource

Like RIGHT NOW! Here we are in 2014, a full decade into the new millennium and there are still some recruiters, job coaches and hiring authorities giving terribly bad resume advice. I guess I must say this, there are many who give great advice for job searching in the age of technology and social media, but there are those that
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That Resume Isn’t Going to Fix Its Self

January 6, 2014 in Job Tips, Resumes by newresource

Just thinking about it won’t do the trick. Putting it off until tomorrow will not help you get a new career opportunity. If a high powered connection were to call you today and present an opportunity to you and all you need to do is supply your resume or career vitae, would you be ready or would you have to
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Have it All in 2014

January 2, 2014 in Career Coaching, Job Tips, Recruitment by newresource

Have It All in 2014! Well, why not? You’ve worked hard to complete your education and certifications. You’ve got experience. You survived the recession – many people did not – so why not have it all in 2014? Fact! For those of us that make new resolutions, getting a new job, making more money and getting in shape are at the
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