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  • 3 things no one ever told you about resumes
    3 things no one ever told you about resumes
    Today, I met with a talented bi-lingual seasoned medical professional who possessed over 5 certifications and touts over 5 medical area specialties. In my opinion, she is talented and can garner at least an $18 an hour job from any employer. She...
  • Magnifying Glass
    Better Check Your References Before the Employer Does
    There has long been a debate regarding references and whether or not to include them in a resume. Many applicants are uncomfortable providing the information up front, preferring instead to simply state that references are available upon request...
  • Amanda Knox Meredith Kercher Murder Case
    Amanda Knox and Meredith Kercher murder case - links to the truth
    There is so much information out there to read about the Amanda Knox case or more appropriately the Murder of Meredith Kercher case. Below are some references for learning more about this murder case and why Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito have...
  • Interviewing and References
    5 keys to managing your references
    Being asked for your list of your references is a good thing; it usually signals that you are moving forward in the interview process. It is incumbent upon you the job seeker to ensure you manage your references effectively and improve your...
  • 3 Exciting ways to prepare to write your resume
    3 Exciting ways to prepare to write your resume
    Getting ready to enter the job market and search for your ideal job starts with a lot of research and assessment. The most important part of beginning to job search is to take the time to clearly identify the needed components for your resume. A...
  • Here’s a quick way to handle a poor job search strategy: Breathe deeply !
    Here’s a quick way to handle a poor job search strategy: Breathe deeply !
    Take this quick survey to determine if you really need to breathe deeply about your job search strategy? Answer yes or no to the following questions:Have you sent resumes to over 47 job leads and have not received one response at all ?Are you...
  • Abad boss makes for a negative employment reference
    A bad boss makes for a negative employment reference
    Don't let a bad former employer sabotage your quest for a new jobAs a member of the working public, most of us have had the experience of working for a “bad boss”, says Jeff Shane of Allison & Taylor Reference Checking. A bad...
  • Commentary on Television in Mobile, Alabama
    Commentary: News reports inconsistent in how people are referenced
    During the local newscast WPMI-TV produced on the morning of Friday, June 21st, between 5:00 and 7:00, Tami Brehse, one of the news presenters for the newscast, presented a news report in which Joseph (Joe) Biden, the vice president of the United...
  • Bill Humbert, RecruiterGuy.com
    Reference Checks don’t get respect in Salt Lake City!
    When a Salt Lake City company is conducting its due diligence prior to investing in or acquiring a company, does it take a short cut? Rarely. When the company does take the short cut in the due diligence, there are occasions where the company has...
  • 5 public speaking techniques you can employ
    Employ these "super" powers in your public speaking
    When you see someone speaking on stage or at the front of the room, does some part of you believe that person is some sort of super-hero? What if public speakers were super-heroes? What would their super-powers be? And how could up-and-coming Long...
  • Puckered Exec
    Is Having the Wrong References Hurting Your Job Search?
    Having many interviews with nothing to show for it can be one of the most frustrating things to have to go through. You’re so close to getting a job offer but it just never materializes. If you can get interviews then there’s probably...
  • References
    Is Having the Wrong References Holding Up Your Job Search?
    Having many interviews with nothing to show for it can be one of the most frustrating things to have to go through. You’re so close to getting a job offer but it just never materializes. If you can get interviews then there’s probably...
  • Conference Room Interview
    10 Things You Should Always Bring with You to an Interview
    The current state of the economy and the job market has made it almost impossible to find a job. If you want to be one of the “chosen” to land an interview, you must be at the top of your game. No longer is it enough to simply appear...
  • Coworkers giving high five's
    Recommending friends
    Recommendations are a great way to gauge a work ethic. While interviews are all about closing and being able to show a skill set in a positive light, recommendations are a way to sort through the fluff in a resume and get the real story of a...
  • Writer's resources
    Top 10 resources for writers
    Writers, regardless of whether they pen prose or poetry, may need resources to tap into when they are in the heat of their craft. True wordsmiths should not be afraid to utilize reference books, websites, and even other writers to develop and...