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TOP OF THE FOLD
7 Things Your Body Language Is Telling Your Boss
** Quote: “People make up their minds about others in just the first four seconds, Hoppe said. ‘In business, you’ve got to remember that when you walk into a boardroom, people have already made a decision about you by the time you sit down.'” That meshes well with my essay Done in Seven Seconds.
** And another one:
5 Body Language Poses That Can Sabotage Success
** HT to Cheryl Landes (www.linkedin.com/in/clandes) for this article.
Why You Shouldn’t Be Looking For A Job
** A very depressing article. Mercenaries. That’s what we’re becoming.
FOR OLDER WORKERS
When the Job Interviewer Thinks You’re Too Old
** Good stuff to keep in mind.
How to Network Using LinkedIn Groups
** LI is such a great tool!
How to Tell Your Network You’re Looking for a Job
** Good stuff, but I do disagree to some extent about automatically attaching your resume. It depends on the nature of the contact… the more familiar/stronger the bond, the more likely it’s OK to send your resume up front.
What To Avoid When Designing And Writing A Cover Letter
** It’s as important to know what not to do, as what to do.
Resume Mistakes Job Seekers Make
** Quote: “In life, you can’t be all things to all people. Your professional life isn’t any different.”
Interview Q&A Why Should We Hire You
** A simple question rife with landmines.
BRANDING / SOCIAL MEDIA
4 Ways Young Professionals Can Stand Out In A Crowded Job Market
** Not JUST for young folk though.
I Was Fired! Now What?
Through: @WorkCoachCafe (RT by @JobHuntOrg)
** Answering the question “What happened?” in a firing is akin to “Waiter, one can of worms, please.” You need to have a truthful answer that doesn’t smear your ex-employer (no matter how much you’d like to), and indicates you’ve learned something.
6 Myth-Busting Facts to Propel Your Job Hunt
** Fundamental knowledge.
What Makes You a Great Hiring Risk?
** Energy, enthusiasm, initiative, preparation.
** IMHO taking care of a sick relative, nurturing a young child, etc., are perfectly reasonable and should require no further explanation… but instead should engender admiration for the self-sacrifice and dedication this entails.
UNDERSTANDING THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE
Your Unique Value Proposition – the key to landing your next job
** You need to understand what the other side values; and then DIFFERENTIATE yourself.
U.S. Poised to Become the Low-Cost Manufacturer of the Developed World
** Good news, but we’re not just competing with the developed world.