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Building Meaningful Connections on LinkedIn

When it comes to networking – either in person or via technology – what you get out of it is directly proportional to what you put into it. Furthermore, there is no quick way to make networking work. There are no shortcuts to developing the right contacts or to acquiring the job you want...

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Change Starts With You

You can’t be who you want to be and who you are at the same time. When you look at your future, what do you see? A higher salary? A better job title? More security? When you look at where you are now, do you remember what it took to get here? Chances are, you’ve had to make a lot of changes...

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Maximizing Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn offers a pretty basic formula to create your profile foundation. A fair bit of groundwork is initially required, but if maintained properly afterwards, then just a few minutes a day is all that will be needed to grow your network. Let me first explain why you need to include all this...

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Facing Your Fears

The number one hindrance to most people’s success is themselves. So often we know the way; we know the path we have to take… but we’re afraid to take it. We’re afraid of walking down that path. Even when we know the road and even have a map, the fear of not knowing what we’ll encounter along...

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The Value of Research in Your Job Search

image by Andrea Peipe Before you turn in your notice and send your previous job packing, you need to spend a lot of time researching the new company or industry you’d like to transition to. Get to know the expectations, culture and language. The best way to do it? Full immersion. Anytime...

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Jason’s Story

My name is Jason and I own a recruiting company. For the last 18 years, I’ve spent my days helping people find work. Specifically, helping them find work that will propel their careers and find happiness in their work. Although I’ve been doing this for a long time, I’ve only recently realized...

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Getting Your Resume to the Top of the Pile - Without Being Pushy

Getting to the top of the pile is hard. Every job listing you see online is bound to be flooded with hundreds or even thousands of responses. There’s a reason human resources departments have to resort to software solutions to sort through them all. Without these solutions, they’d be buried for...

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Getting on the Radar

Your network is – without question – your strongest tool. Grow it, nurture it, and give to it as much as you take. LinkedIn is one of the best tools for networking and finding a job, so let’s use that as an example of how to develop your network there: Let’s say you’ve seen someone on LinkedIn...

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The Secret to Finding Your Personal Equation

Do you ever go from job to job or industry to industry and think, “It’s impossible to find my perfect role?” If you’ve ever thought that, it’s because your instincts are accurate. Finding the perfect career or role is hard work. Few people are lucky enough to wake up one day and know...

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Job Security vs. Career Security

Job security is what so many of us dream about: being able to focus on work without worrying about layoffs, budget cuts or politics. To put time in with a company, work the ladder, and be rewarded for years and effort… Unfortunately, this kind of job security is an illusion. Perhaps in decades...

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