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By John Hadley | Jun 27, 2010

Here are just a few of the most recent articles in my free reference library … In Career Search: Leave Them Wanting to Know More When to Leave a Job My HOMER Template for Interviews In Career Growth: Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years Blindsided by Employee Don’t Be Just Like Everyone Else And […]

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Does Your Résumé Have Enough of the Right Keywords?

By John Hadley | May 29, 2010

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: Sometimes I […]

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Flaws In Your Résumé or Background

By John Hadley | May 24, 2010

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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10 Traps That Snare Job Seekers

By John Hadley | May 20, 2010

As I prepared for this tele-class (see for details), even my ‘quick list’ of traps quickly grew to exceed 50! The class promises to be a content-rich hour…I’ve compressed as many as I can down into 10 themes, and perhaps this will need to lead to another “10 More Traps” tele-class in the near […]

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Working With Recruiters

By John Hadley | May 11, 2010

I just came across this posting to a variety of networking groups to which I belong: “As you probably already know recruiters usually have the best jobs in the market, the ones that are not posted. The ones only the recruiter can get because of his or her relationship with the client. A good recruiter […]

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By John Hadley | Apr 2, 2010

You never know where inspiration is going to hit you … which is a good argument for opening yourself up to various experiences and moving out of your comfort zone. I’ve always heard experts tout reading occasional publications outside your field, so that you would get perspectives. My reaction often was, “I get it, but […]

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By John Hadley | Mar 14, 2010

Serious illness in family…taking some time off from posting.

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Building Stronger LinkedIn Connections

By John Hadley | Feb 24, 2010

Did you spend time building up a good set of LinkedIn connections? Have you spent an equal amount of effort keeping those as strong connections? It’s easy to forget to build on the relationships we have, particularly when we are busy at work, and allow them to slowly wither on the vine. What do you […]

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Where Do You See Yourself In 5 Years?

By John Hadley | Feb 15, 2010

If you are interested in accelearting your career growth, I’ve written a number of articles on different aspects of this. The latest is “Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?”, which I wrote for the Actuary of the Future magazine. In it I share my own career journey, and key lessons learned others can […]

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