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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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Is your Recruiter keeping your identity safe?



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In a recent blog, the owner of a Los Angeles search firm drew attention to the fact that he was starting to receive spam marketing emails via LinkedIn from a competitor. While this is hardly a new development it does serve as a reminder that staffing companies, search agencies, and executive search firms all posses tremendous amounts of confidential information on their candidates. In the past I’ve heard of firms selling data to marketing firms, financial services companies, and even credit agencies. Now I want to be perfectly clear here that these activities are extremely rare. Most firms in the recruitment industry would never entertain such practices. But given the nature of the economy, some firms are “exploring” alternative means of revenue.

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Are you optimized for your job search?



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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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