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Aug 09 2013

Guest post by Holly Miller: It’s long been a poorly kept secret that blogging is a valuable content-oriented tool for search engine ranking, for branding exposure and marketing—including marketing your job skills. But be very careful about the words you send out to the world: they can help your search or they could hinder you. Personal v Professional When you are
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Feb 08 2013

When I train career advisors and job seekers on the strategic approach to the online job search, I make sure to mention that a résumé is an obituary. Résumés do a great job telling people what you did. Where you worked. What things you’ve done in your past that made a difference. And résumés have a place in the job
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Oct 02 2012

In a social-media world where everyone’s thoughts can easily be expressed in 140 characters, you may think it’s useless to spend time maintaining a blog. Yet blogging, as long as you do it right, is an extremely important tool. Here’s how you can use your blog to build your brand and get hired. Make It Your Platform Use your blog to take
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Sep 20 2012

I interviewed a hiring manager recently. She had just made a hiring decision for a new manager, but the race was pretty close. I asked her what was the deciding factor, why this guy over the other guy. Her answer may not surprise you. It comes down to three important words. Body of Work. The guy she hired had a
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Jan 31 2012

The age of the private exhibitionist blog is over. Today, blogging has become the single most powerful platform on the internet for the individual, the professional, and the thought-leader. When I graduated from college in 2000, there were no blogs. I’d had email for only about two years by then. But even then, the principles that make blogging so powerful
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Nov 14 2011

This great infographic appeared on Ragan, which you can see here: Ragan’s Infographic   These are writing issues I’ve encountered while putting together my book, Job Searching With Social Media For Dummies as well as when I write for Career Enlightenment. I thought you might enjoy this as well. Which writing mistake annoys communicators the most? Cliches? Bad punctuation? We
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Aug 27 2010

That’s right, I just used “blog” as a verb, like “google” or “text.” It’s been long enough now that blogging has become an acceptable part of our online experiences. We read blogs, learn something from them, and leave comments almost every day. But there are still so many mistakes people make when they attempt it, if they attempt it. Inconsistent
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