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How-To Guide to Deep Dive Company Research

How-To Guide to Deep Dive Company Research

Whether identifying companies to target or preparing for an interview, research is a critical component to any successful career strategy. Most career coaches and interviewing experts agree that researching a company is key to formulating astute interview questions; in large part because employers recognize that those who took the time to uncover information about a company are enthusiastic and invested in the potential opportunity. Below…

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News You Can Use – August 28, 2015

The search for the proverbial whale, insider scoop from a successful Google new hire and much more in this week’s News You Can Use: https://paper.li/VAFrancoResumes/1410291563


How to be an Active (but Not Desperate) Job Search Candidate

How to be an Active (but Not Desperate) Job Search Candidate

A recent study published by Indeed.com and summarized in the Wall Street Journal challenges the recruiting mindset that passive candidates, those lured by recruiters, make better hires than active candidates busy networking and applying for roles. Conducted in Spring and published in June 2015, the study found 90% of individuals took steps to look for a job in the six months before they were hired,…

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News You Can Use August 19, 2015

The analogy between online dating and a job search, and much more career strategy insight in this week’s News You Can Use: https://paper.li/VAFrancoResumes/1410291563


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5 Steps to Get Past ATS and Get Your Resume in Front of a Live Person

Much has been written about Applicant Tracking Systems used by large companies to manage job openings. While no doubt these systems are necessary to screen thousands of applicants, their propensity for error is perhaps one of the larger frustrations faced by job seekers. At some point in the job process, most looking for work must apply online and be subject to the “whims” of these…

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5 Tips to Hook Your Reader with a Compelling LinkedIn Summary Section

5 Tips to Hook Your Reader with a Compelling LinkedIn Summary Section

Did you know that after the headline section LinkedIn is the second most widely-read section on your profile? Furthermore, studies show readers spend more than 90% of their total time focused solely on this section. THE BOTTOM LINE? If you don’t hook the reader with a persuasive Summary Section your chances are slim the reader will feel compelled to take a deeper dive and read…

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5 Online Tools Key to Targeted (and Time Saving!) Job Sleuthing

5 Online Tools Key to Targeted (and Time Saving!) Job Sleuthing

Targeted research can offer a tremendous advantage when it comes to executing a smart and effective job search, and employing multiple job search methods will help you land a role faster than using just one or two, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics referenced by the Michigan State University Career Services Network. While the Internet should not be your only means of searching for…

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