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24May2013

5 Reasons Why Independent Recruiters Don't Return Candidates' Calls

By:  Terri Piersma An independent recruiter is someone who is hired by an employer to find a candidate for a specific job and who does not work in-house for an employer. After almost seven years working for a split placement network consisting of independent recruiting firms, I’ve learned a lot about independent recruiters. One of
  • 24 May, 2013
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18Apr2013

How to take your Job Search up a Notch

Previously I wrote about the power of using aggregators as a part of your job search strategy.  (A Quick Start Guide to your Job Search)  Simply put, an aggregator is a search engine dedicated only to job postings.  Instead of searching multiple job boards, you can use one web site (such as SimplyHired) to do
  • 18 Apr, 2013
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30Apr2012

Lessons from Successful Networkers

What does it take to have a successful network?  Professional networks are by far the most important source of new job opportunities.  Networks are critical to your career.  But building a powerful network takes time.  It takes effort.  You must build it before you need it.  In his article written for the Harvard Business Review,
  • 30 Apr, 2012
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11Mar2012

Five Stumbling Blocks to Successful Networking and How To Overcome Them

Five Stumbling Blocks To Successful Networking And How To Overcome Them Five Stumbling Blocks To Successful Networking And How To Overcome Them By: Lydia Ramsey The ability to connect with people is essential to success in any business. Professional networking events present opportunities to interact with others on a personal level and to develop profitable
  • 11 Mar, 2012
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08Mar2012

8 Job Search Tips From the Co-founder of LinkedIn

Reviewing the book, The Start-up of You, (written by the co-founder and chariman of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman with the help of coauthor Ben Casnocha), Todd Wasserman, Mashable’s Business Editor, summarizes 8 Job Search Tips “that you can apply to your job search today.”  Read the full article
  • 8 Mar, 2012
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30Oct2011

What to do FIRST when looking for work

Changing your career industry can be a daunting task, especially if you are unemployed while you are attempting it.  Yet today, many people looking for work are forced to look outside of their comfort zone and into another industry.  You only have to look as far as Clear Lake to see this happening on a
  • 30 Oct, 2011
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19Aug2011

Breaking into an Industry

It seems that a lot of people are trying to find a job in the oil and gas industry.  Every day we take phone calls from people asking if we can help.  If you are a graduating college student or a seasoned employee looking to get into a new industry, how would you go about
  • 19 Aug, 2011
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21Dec2010

Are You Wasting Your Time Looking for Work?

If you are looking for work, are you spending the majority of your time using the most ineffective methods?  We recently conducted an informal poll and the results may indicate that what used to work for an effective job search may no longer be as effective.  Unfortunately, many people currently looking for work may still be using techniques
  • 21 Dec, 2010
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30Mar2010

A Networking Pro Learns Some New Tricks

George Langis, a veteran turnaround executive, dispelled doubts by learning new networking steps that may hasten his job hunt. He went from conventional handshake networking to creating a personal brand that would be easily marketable online. A recent article from the Wall Street Journal Online chronicles three career counselors as they teach a “seasoned executive”
  • 30 Mar, 2010
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