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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...

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The Job Search Instinct That Could Be Killing Your Chances at Employment

My father’s mantra to me when it comes to my career is always the same: “Remember, every job is a roller coaster.” You might be down now, but you can always go up. And you might feel up today, but don’t ...


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Should You Have a Personal Business Card?

When your name isn’t stenciled on an office door or engraved on a plaque over a cubicle, learning to market yourself is that much more important. Just because you’re not a member of the traditional nine to five job ...

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Top Hiring Mistakes And How to Avoid Them

CGN is delighted to host Shanna Mallon, a writer for Straight North, a Web development company with headquarters in Chicago for this week’s guest post. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been hiring employees for decades o...

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For the Millennial Career Girl: Managing an Online Presence

As Millennial Career Girls, We grew up with social media and the Internet, and we most likely handle multiple online accounts. Most Career Girls already know the basics about strictly professional sites like LinkedIn, but what ...


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Curveball Interview Questions: Why They’re Asked and How To Handle Them

With the plethora of information in books and online, there really is no excuse to head into interview anything but 100% prepared – knowledgeable about the company, ready to talk about your experience, how it applies to the o...