Archive for category Tips & Advice

7 Simple To Do’s for Rookies to Enhance Their LinkedIn Profile

To some people it may seem rather ridiculous to share this kind of guidance in 2014, but judging from the anemic LinkedIn profiles I view on a daily basis, it’s clear that it’s advice people still need. I know everyone is busy, but if how they represent themselves as professionals is important to them (and [...]

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5 Ways to Follow Up Without Being Annoying

I had a conversation with a friend the other day about his job search that went something like this:
Friend: I wrote to him last week and still haven’t heard back. It’s so frustrating.
Me: Why not follow up and check in?
Friend: I don’t want to be annoying.
The fear is understandable. No one wants to be annoying [...]

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Hey Young Job Seekers, Check Your Mom At The Door

Human resources workers increasingly complain about millennials showing up unprepared or acting unprofessionally at job interviews. And with 44 percent of millennials underemployed, their parents may actually be more to blame than a weak job market.

Dan Schawbel, founder of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm, said millennials rely too much on their [...]

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10 Things Not To Do In An Interview

It’s a potential life-changing event—yet so many people get it wrong. I’m talking about going for an interview for a position you really want; one that could have a dramatic impact on the rest of your life.
So, why is it that so many prospective employees don’t seem to grasp the essentials of getting the interviewer [...]

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Bring Back the Romance (A Message to Hiring Managers)

Go back in your mind to your dating years and think of a time when you first met someone who sparked your interest. No doubt, you made it a point to put your best foot forward, to show them what a great catch you were and then went on to give them clues that you [...]

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Lost in Translation? There’s a Whole Industry to Help

The translation services sector is open (and hungry) for business.
Before you write off translation services as an unsexy business, consider our global economy.
From Calcutta to Kalamazoo, the world’s pockets are splitting at the seams with population growth. Since 1980 in the U.S., the Hispanic population has grown from 14.6 million people to nearly 52 million, per [...]

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