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10 Job Hunting Mistakes To Avoid

Applying for jobs can often be a difficult and soul-destroying process, especially if you’ve lacked interest from a number of recruiters and employers. It can be so easy for any of us to lose motivation during this time, but their are certain ways to make this... read more

Video Resume Ideas

Originally posted in 2010… Hey Gang, I just want to say that I love my Mac. I used it to put together a pretty slick video résumé yesterday in just a few hours. I often talk about standing out from the crowd, and I believe video is the way to do that. That being... read more

Finding a new role using social media

This infographic first appeared on BCL Legal on April 15, 2015. The rise of social media has revolutionised many aspects of modern life and none more so than the job search market. The 2014 Social Recruiting Survey conducted by Jobsite suggests that the process of... read more

Using Your LinkedIn Profile to Change Careers

LinkedIn is the place to search for a job and change careers. But, when and where do you tell people you’re looking for a job, or changing careers, using your LinkedIn profile? Read this LinkedIn headline and tell me what you think: Creative problem solver with a... read more

Social Media Law and the Job Search

Back in 2009, 22-year-old Connor Riley was offered a job at Cisco. She celebrated by tweeting, “Cisco offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against the daily commute to San Jose and hating the work.” Cisco unfortunately didn’t find this... read more

Stressed-Out Job Seekers

HOUSE:  I love the cranky bastard. During last year’s season finale of the TV show House, though, I learned something … and that is the absolute power our right brain has over our lives. The parallel is drawn between House’s patient, whose right... read more

Interview with Brand-Yourself.com CMO

Brand-Yourself.com is a 2 year old start-up run by students at Syracuse University. My interview today was with their CMO, Trace Cohen. Trace is running their PR and outreach including speaking about the benefits of social media for job seekers. We’re definitely... read more

The Resume – But Not as We Know It

The idea of the traditional resume is gone. Today employers are looking for something a little different, something that stands out from the crowd. With a world of technology at the fingertips of candidates, there is a greater expectation for them to go the extra... read more

3 Unconventional Tips for Finding Work Overseas

This article first appeared on Ivy Exec last March 21, 2015. If you were interviewing me for a job, you might notice the number of years I spent outside the United States. In 2000, I worked in Kobe, Japan teaching Year 1 at a British school (thats kindergarten for you... read more

10 online tools to create visual resumes

Today’s challenging job market inspires candidates to find new techniques for ensuring that their resumes are read by recruiters and potential employers. One of these strategies is a visual resume, which is particularly relevant to those who work in the creative... read more

Interview with Predag Lesic, CEO of Domain.me

Owning your own domain is one of the bedrocks of building a strong personal brand and securing your online reputation. Leading the space to help people build their brands and owning their digital playground is Domain.Me, a domain registrar company based in Montenegro,... read more

Social Media Laziness and Other Ills

I was reading Chris Brogan‘s newsletter and really resonated with a paragraph of his about how using the same message across all social media platforms is just wrong. He didn’t spend much time on it, though, so I want to elaborate. By the way, Chris Brogan... read more