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New Year, New Resume

When is the last time you refreshed your resume? If you’re in the midst of the job search, you (hopefully) have obsessed over the quality of your resume and have ensured everything is up to date. If you’re happy in ...

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The Value of a College Career Counselor

I have now been to see one of my university’s career counselors three times in the past year and I will definitely be continuing to meet with her until either the school year ends or, I (fingers crossed) land a job! The first...

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5 Tips to Finding Your Perfect Match in the Hidden Job Market

Where oh where art thou job that I love?  You search feverishly online using every possible resource you can to find your ideal job. You apply but never hear back. You are kind of relieved anyway because it didn’t seem like ...


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The Underutilized Networking Genre: The Talk

As much as I hear and read it, I’m almost sick of the word. Nevertheless, whether we like it networking is an essential component in advancing your career. In the latest of my career conquests, I stumbled upon a sort of netwo...

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Resume and Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid when Applying to a Media Job

When I review cover letters and resumes written by young professionals applying to jobs in the media industry for my business Media Career Consulting LLC, I tend to come across a few common mistakes. There are a lot of things t...

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5 Fast Tips To Enhance Your LinkedIn Profile

I recently came across Neal Schaffer’s Checklist of 17 Professional LinkedIn Tips. While they’re all worthwhile, I’ve picked out five tips that provide the most bang for your buck in the least amount of time. Complete the...


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A Job Winning Cover Letter

New Rules and Proven Strategies for the 21st Century Job Market. It is often said that a cover letter rarely gets read. I beg to differ. As the Director of Career Services for a career college for 8 years I collaborated with HR...

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All I Do Is Win: Your Resume Should Reflect Your Achievements

Once upon a time, in my hijinks as a hiring manager, I would put ads out for new staff. Inevitably, I would end up drowning in resumes, many of which did not even remotely fit the qualifications I needed. Many would be complete...

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3 Follow-Up Steps to Land the Job

Do Call Us. We Won’t Call You.  It would be nice if it were a standard practice among companies to follow up to let candidates know that they were not selected. It sure would make the process a whole lot easier and less...


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LOL Cat Lessons: Learning from Memes

  CGN is delighted to host Lindsay Bosch, a Program Officer for the Association of  College and Research Libraries | American Library Association, as this week’s guest contributor. “In marketing, attention is t...