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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...

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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...