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Unemployed is a four letter word

If you are currently “not employed” and looking, what do you have in your LinkedIn profile or Twitter bio, or other similar sites?  What do you say when you meet people and they ask what you do? Please tell me you don’t use the word unemployed anywhere.  This is such an ugly word and it [...]

22Oct2010 | Terri Bishop | 2 comments | Continued
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Posting Your Resume on the Job Boards Does Work!

A lot of job seekers think the job boards are dead.  Granted, they shouldn’t be what you focus a lot of your time on, but they still are HIGHLY used in the recruiting industry.  I have written several articles about this topic (Why You Should Post Your Resume Onlne) and plan to update these posts [...]

8Oct2010 | Terri Bishop | 0 comments | Continued
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Are you lying on your resume/LinkedIn profile?

I’m sure your first response to this question is ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!  We have been taught that your resume represents you in your career history and your integrity.  A lot of your job information can be verified, so DO NOT LIE!  Guess what?  A lot of job seekers are lying.  *Gasp* If you have not updated your [...]

31Dec2009 | Terri Bishop | 3 comments | Continued
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10 Things Job Seekers should do while things are slow

The job search slows down at the end of the year, but this is a great time to do some cleanup work on some of your job search tools. Get everything spruced up and ready to go when the new year starts. 1. Is your LinkedIn profile completely filled out? If not, get on it! [...]

24Dec2009 | Terri Bishop | 0 comments | Continued
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Are you making the effort?

  WARNING: READING THIS MAY CAUSE YOU MENTAL ANGUISH Looking for a job is hard work.  I don’t think anyone would disagree with that statement.  To stand out in the current competitive job market is a daunting task.  I encounter a lot of people that seem to do the minimum amount of work and “hope” [...]

27Aug2009 | Terri Bishop | 0 comments | Continued
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Tips for responding to job postings

As part of your job search, most likely you will be responding to job postings in some fashion. Real companies have real job postings that are hiring real people. You might have heard that the odds are poor you will get a job this way, but if you follow the tips below, it will increase [...]

11Aug2009 | Terri Bishop | 0 comments | Continued
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The importance of keywords in your resume

  I realized that my last couple of articles on resume content did not discuss the importance of keywords. Keywords are vital in today’s online resumes.  What is a keyword? The simplest definition of a keyword is any word that a recruiter may type in a search box to find your resume whether it be [...]

28Jul2009 | Terri Bishop | 1 comment | Continued
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Keep your information in sync

Some of you may be doing some major modifications to your resume to fit a job you are applying for.  Be careful when you do this because savvy recruiters will look at your LinkedIn profile and if there are major inconsistencies between your resume and your profile, they might move on to the next candidate.

14Jul2009 | Terri Bishop | 0 comments | Continued
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7 Common Sins of a Resume

In the last article (http://www.hireaustin.org/2009/06/resume-blunders/), I discussed formatting errors and basic mistakes that people make on their resumes like spelling and grammar errors.  In this article, I am going to dig a little deeper and discuss some of the actual content on your resume.  There are a ton of books on this subject that go [...]

9Jul2009 | Terri Bishop | 1 comment | Continued
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Resume Blunders

I have been writing about how a recruiter finds your online resume and tips you can do to get your resume found and read.  Now, let’s look at the content of your resume.  I look at resumes almost every day for several hours a day and I see the same mistakes made over and over.  [...]

30Jun2009 | Terri Bishop | 2 comments | Continued
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