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How to Connect with Anyone

Whether you are looking for new business, a new job, the love of your life (or maybe just a date for Friday night!), networking is an unavoidable fact of life.  Most of us don’t love to do it and could use a little help.  T...

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The Do’s and Don’t’s of Job Interview Thank You Notes

Repeat after me (no, seriously, do it): the thank you note is not dead. Recently, it seems many believe it is. In my own hiring practices at Career Girl Network, and from countless friends who hire regularly, I’ve heard s...

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Wide Net vs. Narrow Focus? The Job Hunter’s Dilemma

There’s an age old question in job searching – should you cast a wide net or find a way to focus narrowly on a specific section of your industry. Jenny Yerrick Martin recently talked about this specific question in her ...


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5 Signs of a Great Recruiter

The world of recruiters is one most job searchers know very little about. You might get a call out of the blue from a person you’ve never met and think to yourself, “Is this person legit?” Or perhaps you’...

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Supporting Your Job Searching Friends (Without Getting Your Head Bitten Off)

We’ve all been through it, your incredibly talented, beautiful, and dynamic best friend just got fired or laid off. She’s down and out, she’s depressed, she isn’t believing in her abilities, and as her f...

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Mitt Romney Says “It Kills Me” Not to Be President: You’ve Been There, Right?

Mitt Romney gave an interview to Fox News Sunday last week. In it, he was asked about his feelings following the election. How does Mitt feel today about his loss. He said, “It kills me not to be there,” referring t...


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5 Ways to Stand Out as a Job Seeker

As someone who’s been a small business owner most of my life, it occurred to me that I’ve never gotten a job the traditional way — with a resume and job interview — ever.  Instead, I’ve always used creative w...

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Recognizing Red Flags in the Job Hunt

Red flags are a tricky subject in any realm. In bad relationships, there are always red flags before things get bad, but the truth is you usually don’t notice them until you’re looking back at the wreckage of a bad ...

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Damage Control: What To Do When Your Job Interview Goes Awry

Last week, I was interviewing for a sales position with a company looking to expand into my locale. I’d made it to the last round, beating out over 100 other candidates for a coveted spot in the “final four.” ...


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Why the New Line of Job Search Sites are Getting it RIGHT!

There are huge numbers of job search sites on the market, and each of them has a different specialty. Some focus on new grads, others on jobs over $100,000 in salary, and still yet others focused on specific industries – medi...