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Do You Need a Social Media Policy?

If your employees are mature, responsible, and ethical and always think before they write, then the answer is “NO.” I bet you are thinking to yourself, be real… When do employees act that responsibility?  Perhaps you have the best company around and just one person has a lapse of memory/judgement.  How will that reflect on your …

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10 Tips to Make a Professional Resume Work as Hard as You Do!

Résumé writing is both an art and a science. While there are few hard and fast rules, an experienced professional résumé writer located in a city such as Worcester can help you steer clear of the many pitfalls. Creating a clear, concise, attractive and persuasive resume that contains well-prioritized data should be the goal of …

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Top 5 Reasons to Conduct an Audit?

Audits help businesses uncover problems and ensure efficiency. Here are the top 5 reason to conduct an audit: 1.  To insure the effective operation of an organization. 2.  To review compliance with a multitude of administrative regulations. 3.  To instill a sense of confidence in management that the business is functioning well and you are prepared …

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Was Being Cut Loose a Blessing in Disguise?

As a consultant, I am often asked this question – What should I do?  I just got …. fired, laid off, discharged. The following is some advice I share with those who are troubled by this scenario: You now have an opportunity to explore jobs that better suit your qualifications and interests.   Research suggests that such an …

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Can LinkedIn Help You Land a New Job?

Social networking is here to stay, but can LinkedIn really help you get hired? Yes, it definitely can “help.” I work closely with my clients, writing resumes and advising them on how to use this social media more effectively in their job search. LinkedIn is widely used by internal staffing departments in many healthcare, hi-tech, …

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Ring, Ring . . . Who’s Calling?

Companies conduct phone interviews in response to resumes they have received or social media profiles they have reviewed.  Phone interviews are often convenient for a quick screening of applicants and minimize interviewing costs for the company. You should be ready when the telephone rings. Some interviews are scheduled and few are unexpected. Either way, you should …

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How To Write a Resume – A Guide to Successful Resume Writing

Provide Evidence – tell the truth. What qualifications, experience, and skills are required for the jobs you are considering? Think of what you have done that matches those attributes. Be specific, focused, and factual and give full explicit details and provide evidence for any claims you make. For example, if you claim to be a …

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Do Social Networks Trump Resumes?

Job seekers and employers who don’t use social-networking websites are missing out on golden opportunities to connect. For professionals, a carefully developed resume has always been vital to landing a job. Some experts say that social-networking websites have become just as important to a successful job search, if not more so. Millions of people have posted …

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