John Hadley

Phrases To Kill Your Search

Phrases To Kill Your Search

In my travels, I get to hear and see a lot of elevator pitches, marketing messages, sales pieces, cover letters, résumés, engagement bios, etc.  Most of these include phrases that range from meaningless to unhelpful to seriously detrimental to any attempt to market yourself or your practice. Over the next several weeks, I’m going to publish …

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What Is Your Biggest Obstacle To Career Growth?

I invite you to submit your answers to this question:“What Is Your Biggest Obstacle To Career Growth?”Post your answers in a comment to this entry, and then I will write my suggestions for dealing with those issues.In the meanwhile, here’s an article on Achieving Your Career Potential:https://jhacareers.com/career-search-articles/Subscribe to my RSS feed of this Career Accelerator …

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Does Your Résumé Have Enough of the Right Keywords?

Candidates are very concerned about the screening process they hit when they submit to posted openings, and how to get their résumé to the top of the pile.  One critical aspect is keywords.  My good friend Alex Freund wrote a simple, step-by-step approach to this in his blog – you can read it here: http://landingexpert.posterous.com/keywords-in-resume-lead-to-interviews Sometimes I …

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Flaws In Your Résumé or Background

I was reading Abby Kohut’s excellent book, Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets, and came across this statement: “Prepare a good reason for any gaps on your resume in addition to an explanation of what activities you were involved in that may have enhanced your career, including personal activities. Gaps are typically not the reason …

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