Job Search Blog

Apr 16 2014

You might not know this, but there’s a way to flag Google search results  and have them reviewed by Google’s lawyers. Through a law project called Chilling Effects, you can automatically send Google a Cease & Desist using this form: Google’s Removal Form. Keep in mind that requests are honored only if they see liability, or a potential breach in the law…afterall
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Mar 28 2014

This article first appeared on LinkedIn. Where’s the top of my head? I get asked this question fairly often—mostly when I’m reviewing images with a client after their photo shoot. Oddly enough, when I ask them if they noticed every shot in my portfolio is decapitated the same way, the answer involves a look of astonishment.  It seems the only heads we’re
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Jan 23 2014

We have grown up in a digital world; a world that is developing and changing every second of every day. We are “supposedly” advancing. But there are downfalls of the digital and social media lifestyle most college students have today. As a writer for college students on topics that normally include tips on dorm life, how to do well in
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Jan 18 2014

I tell my clients that they will be Googled as surely as it will rain in Portland. The latest survey said that 81% of employers WILL Google candidates. Online reputation management is a critical piece of your online job search. There is just no getting around it. Quick story, when I Googled my name 1 year ago, I was a
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Dec 14 2013

Bragging Rights and Wrongs

This article first appeared in Apploi Observer on November 14, 2013. If you can’t tell a potential new employer what makes you different (better) than the other 118 candidates, how will they ever know? This is actually harder than it sounds. When I first started working, I landed a huge deal. I was at a solar energy installer in Kathmandu
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Oct 21 2013

This article first appeared on Apploi Observer on September 19, 2o13. My daughter, 15, brought home a job application from Starbucks. “Don’t worry, I’m not applying. It’s for a life skills class,” she said when she saw my face. “There’s nothing wrong with applying. I’m just not sure there are any 15 year old baristas,” I said. I took a closer
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Sep 30 2013

Whether it’s a headshot or a social media avatar, often the first glimpse your future employer will get of you comes from a picture. Sometimes the vibe that picture gives him can determine whether you ever get in the door for an interview. So when you’re choosing your LinkedIn avatar picture of the photo included with your resume, you must choose the
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Aug 22 2013

Building a successful career has never been more difficult. Not only are there fewer jobs available for a more skilled workforce, but competition for any given job is through the roof. A recent study conducted by found that, in addition to the 8% unemployment rate, 74% of people who already have jobs are also looking for their next gig. And, according to
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Jun 26 2013

I originally published this article on the Huffington Post: I found Shane Barker on Twitter one day when he shared a blog post with me called, “San Francisco 49ers Social Media: Why Hire Shane Barker?” Pretty bold, Shane! I had to find out who this guy was. But first, let me note: Shane does several things right on his blog, if you
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Jun 07 2013 Tutorial

If you’re interested in getting a handle on your online reputation, this is the best tool out there. Check out this video tutorial that will walk you through how to set up an account, how to improve your hire-ability-index and set up your own blog for free in about 30 seconds. Originally posted 2009-10-05 19:23:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter