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Free Download of Chapter 6- Personal Branding Hired! Paths to Employment in the Social Media Era - Hired! The Book

Free Download of Chapter 6- Personal Branding Hired! Paths to Employment in the Social Media Era - Hired! The Book | Getting hired - a few tips | Scoop.it
Chapter 6- Personal Branding from Hired! Paths to Employment in the Social Media Era. Designed to help the job seeker. Great for the job search. (RT @JeffSheehan: Job Seeker? Need Career Change? Download free chapter from my book; HIRED!
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Dobbs Ferry author has advice on building your own brand - The Journal News | LoHud.com

Dobbs Ferry author has advice on building your own brand - The Journal News | LoHud.com | Getting hired - a few tips | Scoop.it
Dobbs Ferry author has advice on building your own brand The Journal News | LoHud.com He's just released a self-published book, "Why Hire Jennifer: How to Use Branding and Uncommon Sense to Get Your First Job, Last Job and Every Job in Between,"...
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Beats’ Billion-Dollar Deal: 3 Boss Moves Lessons on Value Addition

Beats’ Billion-Dollar Deal: 3 Boss Moves Lessons on Value Addition | Getting hired - a few tips | Scoop.it
Everyone's been talking about Apple's acquisition of Beats Electronics for a cool $3 billion, and the media---along with industry watchers---have explored how co-founders Andre (Young professionals, here's how you too can build bankable relationships...
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[Free Guide] Personal Branding for Chief Financial Officers :: PaySavvy

[Free Guide] Personal Branding for Chief Financial Officers :: PaySavvy | Getting hired - a few tips | Scoop.it
Developing a personal brand is not just for the most narcissistic and Internet-addicted of us.
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Get To Know Your Personal Brand | Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

Get To Know Your Personal Brand | Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career | Getting hired - a few tips | Scoop.it

When creating an identity for your personal brand the goal is to make a lasting impression that will stick in the minds of your followers. The mission should be to focus on what you represent both online and offline.


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Does Your Resume Tell Your Story?

Does Your Resume Tell Your Story? | Getting hired - a few tips | Scoop.it
In the days before Black Hole recruiting and electronic resumes, HR people like me used to screen resumes on paper. I'd sit in my office with a stack of resumes in front of me and read them one by
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Career skills you won’t learn in school – part 2 | mypeoplebiz blog

Career skills you won’t learn in school – part 2 | mypeoplebiz blog | Getting hired - a few tips | Scoop.it
What does a professional network mean and which are the advantages of building and maintaining one. I’ll also advise you on how to write the best CV and cover letter.
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Ideas and Opportunities

Ideas and Opportunities | Getting hired - a few tips | Scoop.it
Recently a few people who were keen on starting their own venture or business have come to me asking what they could do and what good ideas I have on new start-ups and here is a reply to one of the...
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I have always believed that we need more businesses. The future for us as a nation is in our ability to create more sources of livelihood and there simply aren't enough jobs in the 'structured' business sector to do so. Ergo..we need new businesses. Deciding what to do businesswise is not an easy task. Matt Kinsella shares some common sense approaches to finding the right place to start here.
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I have always believed that we need more businesses. The future for us as a nation is in our ability to create more sources of livelihood and there simply aren't enough jobs in the 'structured' business sector to do so. Ergo..we need new businesses. Deciding what to do businesswise is not an easy task. Matt Kinsella shares some common sense approaches to finding the right place to start here.
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Keeping Your Job Search Confidential | Personal Branding Blog ...

Keeping Your Job Search Confidential | Personal Branding Blog ... | Getting hired - a few tips | Scoop.it
Staying in a job too long can retard your career, depress your income, and diminish your brand. Surveys conducted over the past five years have indicated that over half of all employed workers are not satisfied with their ...
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We've all seen the signs as colleagues (or bosses) when someone on the team is job hunting - mysterious 'Dr' appointments that have to be attended in suits, the 'coded' phone calls, etc.

 

Being perceived as 'job hunting' makes your current position uncertain at the very least. This article shares a few practical tips to keep our business private.

 

 From the Nigerian perspective - I'm not so sure how effective marking your resume confidential would be. The more realistic thing to do is to respond only to and through trusted sources.

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Cracking the New Job Market

Interview with R. William Holland, Ph.D., author of Cracking the New Job Market. (Tips for Cracking the New Job Market.
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No-News Drive-By Media Spins Jobs Numbers and Poll Showing Obama Is the ... - RushLimbaugh.com (subscription)

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No-News Drive-By Media Spins Jobs Numbers and Poll Showing Obama Is the ...
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So these job numbers are not indicative of a growing, increasing income producing job market or economy.
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Hope is Not a Strategy | Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

Hope is Not a Strategy | Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career | Getting hired - a few tips | Scoop.it

What do you think when someone precedes any statement with the following two words:

“I hope”

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How your Word Choice Affects your #JobSearch

How your Word Choice Affects your #JobSearch | Getting hired - a few tips | Scoop.it
Words have the power to influence, soothe, agitate or amaze.
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9 Ways to Improve Your Personal Branding to Get a Job

9 Ways to Improve Your Personal Branding to Get a Job | Getting hired - a few tips | Scoop.it
Personal Branding is all about selling yourself and that is the only way that you will actually get a job through selling your skills, experience and personalit (9 Ways to Improve Your Personal Branding to Get a Job -
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20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get | Getting hired - a few tips | Scoop.it
Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and I see this generation making their own.
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My fav tip in this piece? Time is not a limitless commodity. There are many other pearls of wisdom here but that one really resonates.

 

I remember being miffed to discover next Tuesday is National day - a public holiday in these parts - and asking myself why it couldn't be on a Saturday - who needs a shorter work week?  This thought would've been sacrilegeous in my late teens/early twenties. Then, one lived for the weekend - sometimes managing to include a Thursday or even Monday 'discovering' ourselves..sadly I suspect there are some who never quite arrived at the great discovery.

 

So I thought 'tell me about it' when I read that line. Many 30 - 40 something year old professionals are looking for all the ways to 'expand' time, feverishly playing catch up - trying to meet targets,build, leave a legacy, etc - hence the proliferation of productivity and effectiveness enhancers. Time is one thing we can not afford to waste.

 

It saddens me when I meet or interview young (and not so young) job seekers who have no idea What job it is they've applied for or Why they want the job (other than -'I want to work' or worse 'Pay my bills'), Where they are headed or even Why they are headed wherever they are headed (whether they know where they are going or not).

 

Mr. Nazar nails it in this article..words of wisdom I wish I'd known at that age..and I think our 20s (and some older or still asleep) friends should know now. Thanks Mr. Nazar!

 

P.S. I am NOT claiming to have the answers to all the 'what will I be?' or 'where am I headed?' questions. Just saying its useful to have a rough sketch or broad road map as early as one can (yes, even from secondary school or earlier - parents pls note!), and follow it or at least see how each thing one does every day adds to or takes away from the 'general direction'.

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Career skills you won’t learn in school - part 1' | mypeoplebiz blog

Career skills you won’t learn in school - part 1' | mypeoplebiz blog | Getting hired - a few tips | Scoop.it
Developing career skills now, in the areas of planning, networking, conducting a job search, and persisting through the process are critical to finding that next job
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If you've waited till NYSC before commencing your job search, you started late.

 

The job search starts long before you graduate. Your grades (above average GPA), school activities (e.g. I have found AISECERS to be a good talent pool..it seems they equip members with a different mindset, and work readiness skills not often apparent in other fresh graduates), internships matter. Also, the identification of potential employers, knowing the skills they need or will need when you are ready, and even developing mentor/mentee career guidance relationships need to be done early, while you are still in school.

 

If you've graduated already, there's still hope. This series of articles share practical steps to equip job hunters in their job search. Good luck!

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The CV is Not Dead: But is There Life in Yours?

The CV is Not Dead: But is There Life in Yours? | Getting hired - a few tips | Scoop.it
The digital prophets have been predicting the demise of the CV for years. But the curriculum vitae or resume is still with us and it’s alive and well.
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I've just been wading through an avalanche of cvs and found very few useful. For me, this article is spot on advice for job hunters regarding what a cv should contain.

 

The cv is primarily a sales tool that should give the reviewer a clear, tangible picture of what value you offer. Focus on what you have done, can do, are good at, or have accomplished. There are literally thousands of other cvs to review. Yours needs to grab the reader's attention fast, and keep it.

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