Author: Jim Stroud

How To Advance Your Career by Writing Your Resume in Advance (Part Two)

In Part One, I shared how writing your resume in advance is a means towards progressing your career, increasing your market value and…

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How To Advance Your Career by Writing Your Resume in Advance (Part One)

At a jobseeker networking function many years ago, I told jobseekers, “If you want to advance your career, write your resume in…

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How To Get Fired Before You Even Start (Part 3)

When you are looking for a job (or career advancement in your present job), the last thing you want is embarrassing information about…

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How To Get Fired Before You Even Start (Part 2)

Who are you connected to online? I only ask because it concerns your online reputation. As I mentioned in Part 1, you…

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How To Get Fired Before You Even Start (Part 1)

Did you know that you were fired from jobs that you were unaware of?  Believe or not, it’s true and all due…

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How To Use Layoffs To Find a Job

What do you think of layoffs? Let me guess, you don’t like them. Who can blame you? Layoffs are an embarrassment to…

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How to Get the Job Before You're Even Hired

If you’ve made it as far as getting to the interview stage, you don’t want to blow it. Throughout my tenure in…

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Not Interested? How to Respond to Recruiters

How do you feel about recruiters? For some people, lots of people, too many people, talking to a recruiter is a waste…

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How to Find and Keep a Mentor

A mentor is someone with a lot of experience who advises a less-experienced colleague. The one with the limited knowledge is referred…

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How to Network with the Right Recruiter

If you are out of work or, simply open to new opportunities, and you meet a recruiter: DO NOT start pitching your…

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How to Get a Job by Picking Up a Magazine

I was in the airport the other day flipping through magazines when I experienced an epiphany about how to get a job….

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3 Ways to Sell Yourself and Get the Job You Want

You know what is the most important skill you can have? Well, I suppose that’s subjective. Let me ask it a different…

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