Archive | December, 2011

Why I Shut Down the Forums

In this post I’ll share more details about the reasons I decided to shut down the discussion forums on this site. As I stated in my previous post, I closed them on Dec 26th. The forum archives are still online, and you can search them too. Forum vs. Blog First, let’s talk data. After more […]

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What Would Martha Do?

I’m a great admirer of Martha Stewart. She’s an American icon of organized housekeeping, entertaining and decorating. She’s even tackled healthy living habits in her new publications. So I wondered: what would happen if she focused on job search techniques?

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Hope Springs Eternal

Tali Sharot write The Optimism Bias, a book on why humans almost always view the future as hopeful and sunny. She has studied hundreds of subjects, young and old, and found that no matter the odds, we always believe that tomorrow will be better. We’re apparently hard wired that way. The fascinating question is: why?

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Connecting with the Mission

We all need to feel that our work matters. We want to work for companies that make the world a better place in some way. The founders of the company (and hopefully, its top leadership) created and run the company with a vision and mission in mind.

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Draw the Reader Into Your Cover Letter

The biggest trick to composing a dynamic cover letter is to begin it in a way that will draw the reader in and make him or her want to read more — and ultimately read your resume and invite you for an interview. And you may have 20 seconds or less to grab that person’s […]

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Have You Updated your LinkedIn Page Lately?

Of course you’re on LinkedIn. Every serious job seeking professional is. LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, with more than 120 million members in over 200 countries and territories. According to the site’s founder, professionals are signing up to join LinkedIn at a rate that is faster than two new members per second. But if you’re like many users, you set up a profile a while ago and haven’t gone back in to update it. The site is adding new features all the time, and if you’ve not been paying attention, you’re missing out on some great opportunities.

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Following up with your network during the holidays

In a normal work week, life is pretty busy. Not only are there meetings, clients, vendors, co-workers, and bosses to deal with… We’re also busy with family, grocery shopping, civic involvement, sleep, favorite TV shows, cleaning the house, and hopefully some exercise. Add to that, the holidays! Aaaaahhhhhh! When you’re out of work, time seems […]

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The Theory of Social Proof

The Theory of Social Proof states that people assume the actions of others reflect correct behavior for a given situation. When in doubt, look around you and do what the people at the next table are doing. Most of us do it, and it works most of the time. You probably won’t make a monkey of yourself in any given situation. But you’re not locked into it. What would happen if you became the social leader?

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SBI 2-for-1 Now Through Dec 25

Site Build-It’s special buy one get one free holiday promotion is back again for a short time, starting today. This the best deal they offer, and they only do it once each year around Xmas time. This offer is good until midnight on December 25th, 2011.So if you’re thinking about starting an online business, now’s the […]

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