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Guest Blogger: David B. Wright, Author

The Office Professionals Place

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 Guest Blogger: David B. Youve sent out dozens, or maybe even hundreds, of resumes and cover letters. Youve posted your resume on all the top job boards plus the various industry-focused and niche job sites related to your type of work.

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5 Ways to Manage Your Online Reputation

On The Job

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, August 10, 2009 5 Ways to Manage Your Online Reputation Are you your own worst enemy? If you dont think so, read this column I wrote for Gannett, and you may just change your mind: Maybe you put countless hours into carefully crafting a resume and cover letter. cdn August 10, 2009 10:27 AM Anita said.

2009 100

Using Stories to Demonstrate Your Personal Brand

On The Job

While it is tough to tell a story in a resume, there are many more opportunities, Hansen told me, such as a cover letter than tells a story of your career interest and determination or stories about solving a problem.

2009 130

Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 18 September, 2009 Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles I recently arrived in Atlanta, Georgia to attend OfficeArrow s Lift Summit on Social Media. ▼ 2009 (58) ► December (5) Office Confidential: Just for fun to start your Ne.

2009 130

Melba Duncan on the Hot Skills EAs Need For 2009 and Beyond

Stellar Assistants

I was first introduced to her in September 1999, when she was featured on the cover of Inc. Duncan in job interviews, and have even quoted her in resume' cover letters. I'm a HUGE fan of Melba J. Duncan. Rabid , in fact. magazine ( [link] ). I've since reread that article at least a hundred times, and have referred colleagues to the article too many times to count. I've attempted to "channel" Ms.

2009 40

Job Loss - It Can Happen to You!

Office Dynamics

I want to control my own destiny, so I've put on my sea legs, spiffed up the resume I left with you, put together a dynamic resume kit packet and a teaser including my brochure (developed at World Class Assistant Part 2), hoping to get through the door of a company I've been eying. I'm ahead of the game, my resume is at the top of the stack, and I have the edge! My goal is to get my resume on the top of the stack. Are you prepared?

2009 100

Fear of Success | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

jstainer ( @joel_stainer ) November 18, 2009 at 1:35 am An interesting perspective, but I’d be fine succeeding. Reply Kimmo November 18, 2009 at 3:00 am This article is so true. Just Let It Happen: How to Stay Productive While Sick Reply Roschelle ( @roschelle ) November 18, 2009 at 4:03 am That part about not allowing anyone to take your dreams really struck a chord with me. Reply DiscoveredJoys November 18, 2009 at 5:50 am Me? Just a cover letter.

2009 60

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Being a Hiring Manager Doesn't Give.

On The Job

Have a system in place to acknowledge that youve received a resume and/or cover letter when they come flooding in. It may cost you some time in the beginning, but it will save you in the long run when job seekers tie up your phone lines or e-mail asking, "Did you get my resume?"

2009 141

How to Ace Your Job Interview

Dumb Little Man

In October 2009, at the end of the Great Recession, unemployment hit 10%. With online job boards attracting more applicants and easy online applications, recruiters have more resumes to sift through than ever before. Most big companies use algorithms to sort through resumes, looking for the most qualified candidates. If your resume does make it past the algorithm and onto a recruiter’s desk, you face the next hurdle.

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Preparing for the Phone Interview

Job Advice Blog

Referenced on your resume and your cover letter should be the best number(s) to reach you. You should be ready to talk; this means that your resume should be in front of you.

Phones 217

Critical Steps in Your Career Transition

Job Advice Blog

2010 180

Set Yourself Apart from the Competition » Make or Break Moments

Make or Break Moments

Each had a resume, test scores of the tests they’d volunteered to take to show their abilities and each provided a cover letter and their hourly rate. Do you take the time to address the prospect by name rather than a generic form letter?

2010 130

4 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Finding Remote Work

On The Job

Census data show that more employers are letting workers set up home offices to get work done with 61 percent more workers considering home their primary workplace in 2009 compared with 2005. Your LinkedIn profile or resume should note experience working remotely or independently on projects.

2011 238

Beware of Career Marketing Firms

Job Advice Blog

2010 130

Is a Career Change Possible in this Economy?

Eat Your Career

I looked at a typical month during the high of the recession, which was April of 2009, and 4 million people found jobs that month and there were 3 million vacancies that didn’t even get filled that month. Lastly, if you’re considering making a career change in the near future, take a moment to learn about my coaching programs and career transition services (including help with resumes , cover letters , interview prep , and job search ).

2012 137

Tips From Successful Job Seekers

On The Job

In October 2009 — when thousands of people were losing jobs — Woody was hired as communications manager for Association Headquarters Inc. I suggested in my cover letter some ideas to pique the employer's interest," she says. I never get tired of hearing how people got a job.

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