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How to get a job on Craigslist – The 4 steps to combat internet anonymity

Things used to be a lot simpler. You could stroll into an office, resume in hand, and plop yourself down in front of the boss with a dapper pin-striped suit and winning smile.  A well-timed quip about the weather, the slightest hint of earnest determination, and they gave you the keys to the building. Alas, the days of the winning smile are gone. Welcome to the new employment landscape—take a number. Craigslist is a microcosm of this new trend. Postings [...]

4 tweaks you should never apply to your resume

You've finally found that dream job that you’ve wanted your whole life, all you have to do now is send in your resume and hope for the best. But you don’t want to hope you’ll get it, you want it. So what do you do? You take a second look at your resume and realize you need to add more skills. You read over your past experiences and decide they need to be more impressive. Before you continue, STOP! You may think that [...]

9 steps to resume perfection

Did you know the attention span of recruiters and Human Resources (HR) managers is declining, due to the overwhelming volume of candidates applying for the same job? If you have ever seen the Old Spice commercials, you might understand why it is important to capture their attention in the first 10 seconds. Jokes aside, a hiring authority usually spends around 15 seconds looking at resumes, according to recent studies. “They could take between 15 to 30 seconds, but no more than [...]

Professional resumes: Are they worth the money or just a waste of time?

Let’s face it. Nobody is a writer. Not even award-winning novelists could publish their books without facing cuts and changes from an editor first. You’re as good a writer as anyone, but it’s in how you stand out that makes all the difference. To get your resume to match the industry standards of the job market today, you have to get it professionally done by a certified resume writer who specializes in your field. They don’t just write your [...]

10 ways to maximize your job search strategy on LinkedIn

If you want to find a job in this tough job market, there’s no better solution than LinkedIn. By joining this popular job search network, you can literally access over thousands of company contact profiles. You can connect with the managers of top corporations and find people who work in your very own industry! We’ve all heard of Facebook, Twitter and the all-so famous Craigslist. But what if you can combine all of these social networks and turn them [...]