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Career Fitness: Build a League of Advocates

Way back in 1956, the psychologist George Miller wrote a paper describing the limits of human memory.  His research found that the number of objects we humans can hold in short term working memory is 7 ± 2.  That’s the amount of information we can effectively process at any one point in time.  It’s also an instructive way to look at the limits of our networking.  While we can certainly connect with, follow and friend an almost unlimited number of people, we can only build genuine working relationships with a handful at any one point in time.

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Submitted by otavio on March 16, 2015 - 14:11.

Career Fitness: Nano-Networking Is Notworking

They say that the best things come in small packages.  That’s probably true when you’re talking about personal relationships as an entire industry devoted to tiny, colored boxes will attest.  For business relationships, however, small isn’t the best; in fact, it can actually be injurious to your job search.

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Submitted by otavio on March 5, 2015 - 11:27.

A Multitude of Hope

Today’s job market is a cold and indifferent place.  It feels as if it is operated by uncaring organizations that treat job seekers as second class citizens.  The situation is frustrating and disrespectful and calls out for change.  But, here’s the rub: change doesn’t happen because it should; it happens because it’s forced to.

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Submitted by otavio on December 16, 2014 - 08:57.

The Two Best Ways to Find a Job All in One

Over the years, countless surveys have come to the same conclusion: employers primarily rely on just two methods to recruit new workers.  They use job boards and employee referrals.  While such information is helpful, however, it also raises two important questions: First, how do you find out which job boards will work best for you, and second, what’s the best way to leverage the power of employee referrals?

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Submitted by otavio on November 14, 2014 - 08:06.

The Next Step Resume

If you’ve been in the workforce for more than ten minutes you know all about Best Practices.  Over the years, these procedures have been tested and proven effective in virtually every profession, craft and trade.  And, there’s the rub.  Best Practices are what worked in the past.  Next Practices are what will work going forward.  That’s why in a job search, it’s best to use what’s going to be effective next in writing your resume.

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Submitted by otavio on September 9, 2014 - 12:49.

How to Interpret a Job Posting

Job postings are the lingua franca of the job market.  They are the way employers communicate with job seekers.  All too often, however, the messages conveyed by those ads are one-sided and muddled by corporate jargon.  So, how can you interpret the content of job postings to determine which openings are right for you?

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Submitted by otavio on July 16, 2014 - 08:15.

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There are plenty of Webinars on old fashioned, traditional job search tactics.  This 5-part series isn’t one of them.  Xtreme Success changes everything.  It enables you to radically reshape – and dramatically upgrade – how you and your work are seen by employers.  It will position you to increase both the paycheck and the satisfaction you bring home from your job.

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Submitted by otavio on July 7, 2014 - 19:28.

To Find a Job on the Web Be One of a Kind

There has been an avalanche of articles, columns, blog posts, tweets, LinkedIn group discussions and Facebook notifications about how to use the Web to find a job.  It’s all been helpful, but almost always overlooks the single factor that is the key to success.  With millions of people now searching for employment online, the first and most important step is to stand out from the herd.  And now, Twitter has given you a way to do just that.

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Submitted by otavio on June 6, 2014 - 07:13.

Brand Yourself as a Person of Talent, Not a Job Seeker

Employers call today’s job market a War for Talent.  Why should you care?  Because it signals a change in the way they hire.  Employers are no longer making offers to people who can do the job.  They are looking for those who will do more and can prove it.

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Submitted by otavio on May 16, 2014 - 10:18.

The End of the Nasty Know-It-All

Employers are desperate for talent, and talent has long been equated with expertise.  The more a person knows, the higher their probability of being selected for an opening, even if they have the personality of a brick or are painfully unpleasant to work with.  Now, however, that trend seems to be ending.  More and more, employers want a combination of competence and collegiality.

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Submitted by otavio on April 21, 2014 - 10:47.

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