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May 19 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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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 CareerBuilder.com found that, in addition 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
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Jun 07 2013

Brand-Yourself.com 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
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