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Today’s Tip: Want to Triple Your Number of Informational Interviews Overnight?

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on August 31, 2010 in Job Tip |

This one has a real simple answer! Don’t call them “Informational Interviews”. Instead, ask people for “Informational Meetings”. This slight change in wording will at least triple the number of informational meetings that are accepted and scheduled. The reason behind this is psychological. An employee of your “targeted company” feels that they have the power […]

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Today’s Tip: Don’t Trust Job Descriptions

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on August 30, 2010 in Job Tip |

As a job seeker, I don’t want you to rely 100% on what those poorly written and outdated job descriptions say about the position. They were most likely written 10 years ago and not by the Hiring Manager! For some strange reason, these documents are more protected than the winners of the Emmy Awards on […]

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Today’s Tip: Using Search Engines in Your Job Search

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on August 27, 2010 in Job Tip |

Do you speak Boolean? You need to! This is the language that search engines understand. To get the most efficient and accurate results from a query on a search engine website, you need to know how to use the advanced commands for that particular search engine. Note: Just because a command works on one search […]

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Today’s Tip: “I Twat I Taw A Tweety Tat”

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on August 26, 2010 in Job Tip |

Yes, I am “twalking” Twitter today. If I was only allowed to have a few tools in my arsenal for my job search, this would definitely make the cut! Twitter has quickly grown into a “I love it” or “I can’t see why people do it” two headed coin in which people choose a side […]

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Today’s Tip: So How Many Pages Should My Resume Be?

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on August 25, 2010 in Job Tip |

If you ask most resume writers how long your resume should be, most will give you a one-word answer of “one”, “two” or “three” pages. If they give a “standard” textbook answer without asking you additional probing questions, then you should run for the door and look for someone else to get advice from. If […]

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Today’s Tip: Coach Your References

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on August 24, 2010 in Job Tip |

So you made it past the interview phase and it’s now time for the company to check your references. Surprisingly, you actually don’t want to give them your list of references as soon as they ask for it! Instead, you want to say something like this, “I am excited to hear that you would like […]

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Today’s Tip: Applying for a Job Out of Town? Act Like You Live There!

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on August 23, 2010 in Job Tip |

Employers are very reluctant to consider candidates that may require relocation expenses. In addition, they won’t even consider people that are willing to relocate themselves (out-of-pocket) because they believe that the local candidate pool is swimming with fresh fish and they also don’t want to appear “cheap” by not offering a full relocation package. So […]

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Today’s Tip: Highlights R Us – Make Your Resume Glow

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on August 20, 2010 in Job Tip |

When recruiters login to the job boards to look at resumes, they would be faced with an impossible task if they had to browse through all of the resumes in the database in order to find the perfect candidate with the right skill sets. So what is a recruiter to do? Enter their best friend, the keyword. On most […]

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Today’s Tip: Don’t Click Apply!

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on August 19, 2010 in Job Tip |

Let’s talk about how 85% or more of job seekers spend 85% or more of their time. They are the expert Clickers, having mastered the process of finding openings on job boards like Monster and Career Builder and then clicking the APPLY button. This is the quickest way for you to enter the Resume Black Hole […]

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Today’s Tip: Leave Your Comfort Zone

Posted by Kevin Crews - The Career Strategist on August 18, 2010 in Job Tip |

I  have noticed that typical job seekers spend way too much time doing the tasks that they are “comfortable” doing and not the tasks that are necessary to win in their job search. The “I’ll get to them later” tasks include: cold calling – picking up that 400 lb. phone is about the hardest task […]

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