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The #1 Rule for Building a Valuable Network

My father taught me early in life that it’s not what you know, it’s who you know that matters. I’ve found his wisdom true on multiple occasions. Early in my military career as a young lieutenant, my assignment officer told me the only open position for a... read more

Social Media as Tool, not Distraction

These has been some buzz on the internet recently about the time-sink risk of using social media and what to do about it. Recent Forester research reported that 4 out of 5 Americans are active in creating, participating in or reading some form of social media. If you... 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

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

Top 10 Job Search Predictions for 2016

Sure, it might seem early to start making predictions about 2016 before we’ve even hit the holiday shopping season, but savvy job searchers know the value of staying on top of trends in the ever-evolving world of hiring and recruitment. Millennials taking leadership A... 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

Healing Tips for the Broken Hearted Job Seeker

Someone once told me that a corporation was a nasty thing to fall in love with….because it will NEVER love you back. The rules of loyalty in the work force are changing. No one can deny that. However, knowing this doesn’t change the pain of getting laid off or let go.... read more