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Does your consultant resume suffer from a case of TMI?



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One of the most common mistakes that hinders an individual’s chances of being considered for a position is the use of inappropriate information. This problem is particularly acute in the Freelance/Consulting world. One of the main reasons that this problem plagues Freelancers is the assumption that they are a “company” and that the job (gig, position, role, project....) is a Corp-To-Corp situation. Another reason is that Freelancers are often represented by some type of staffing agency, so there is sometimes an added (erroneous) feeling of business formality.

All of these assumptions could not be farther from the truth....and here are the reasons why:

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Are you optimized for your job search?



SEO

So now that we're all back into the swing of things, I've decided to update some of the information one of the key barriers to job hunting.....Resume Optimization.

We've all heard about Search Engine Optimization (
SEO; click here if you don't know what that SEO is) for web sites. It's that bit of text word wizardry that helps a website rank higher in search results. The higher the ranking the better the SEO of a site. So how does this affect you?

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The Art of The Offer



DreamJob1

It happens every day. You've had phone interviews, onsite interviews, countless phone calls with the company recruiter, and now you finally are getting an offer. You wait for what seems like an eternity and then you get the call or email…..and disappointment suddenly sets in. The offer is not what you were expecting.

So now what do you do? How do you negotiate a better offer and still not blow the opportunity?


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Interview Prep 101: Stand Out From The Crowd



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So interview preparation has always been one of those areas that have always been easy to overlook. It has always amazed me how folks that “really want the job” fail to properly prepare for their interviews. Or, a person might bring their “A” Game to the first interview but then let up in subsequent meetings. These oversights may not have amounted to much when unemployment was less than 3%, but these days a person needs to have the best interview possible in order to be seriously considered for a job that most likely has had over 50 qualified applicants.

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