Should I Put a Local Address on My Resume?

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I just had a conversation with someone around this very question. As a recruiter, I can tell you that we do look at where someone is located when reviewing his or her resume. Some of us will even screen you out if you’re too far away and we don’t offer relocation (I’ve done it). And […]

What Not to Include in a Resume: 3 Things

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Every line on your resume is valuable real estate. The person looking at yours is trying to get to the relevant info as quickly as possible. Part of your job is to make that easy for them, which includes leaving some things out. Here are a few quick tips on what not to include in […]

Wanna See a Disgustingly Awesome Interactive Resume? Well, Peep This…

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From The Daily Muse: Call off the search. We found the best resume ever, and we don’t think it will ever be topped. You must play with it now. That’s right—we said play. Robby Leonardi is a designer, illustrator, coder, animator, and unbelievably clever human being who decided to ditch the traditional resume for something […]

Wanna Know How to Find a Job Using Social Media? Here Are 10 Tips…

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I came across this cool infographic by Reed  on how to find a job using social media over on The Undercover Recruiter, one of my go-to sites for recruiting advice and job seeker insight. The combination of advice here is stuff I’ve pontificated about at some point or another. It’s written with the UK in mind […]

Have You Cleaned Up Your Online Image in These Two Places?

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So you’ve heard all the ruckus about having a quality profile picture on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. They’re as clean as can be. You ain’t got no worries…or so you thought. But what if I told you there are a couple places people forget to look when trying to clean up their online image? Let’s […]

Check Me Out in This Month’s EBONY Magazine!

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This past weekend I was perusing a copy of EBONY magazine while standing in a brolick ass grocery store line. I noticed it was the men’s edition and that there was a story about racism in the workplace and how to handle it. I flipped to page 121 curious to see what it was about […]

10 Horrifically Common Mistakes Job Seekers Make [INFOGRAPHIC]

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I came across this gem of an infographic by CareerLeaf over at The Undercover Recruiter. I expected it to be OD cheesy when I found it, but it was actually pretty damn good. Take a look…and don’t get got by these common mistakes job seekers make. I’d hate to see you looking all icky and […]

You Wouldn’t Miss Out on Opportunities If…

You got out of your comfort zone. Do you like staying in at your computer? Do you only focus on engaging with your immediate social (media) circle and current contacts? Do you despise and avoid public speaking? If yes, how else will new people connected to great opportunities know who you are? You focused on […]

Fix My Job Search: How Do I Offer Value to New Contacts?

A reader writes: I got a question about networking. I know about it’s importance. I know how it can help a career. I know about all the benefits of networking, but I don’t actually know WHAT I’m supposed to do. How do I network with people who are in a position to do something for […]

The Power of Referrals is Real. Get Familiar. (Seriously)

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The importance of referrals can’t be understated. I see evidence of it all the time. A colleague forwards along a resume, that person bypasses the resume review and goes straight to the hiring manager’s desk. This usually results in an interview with me (the recruiter) and/or directly with the hiring manager. While this doesn’t always […]