Dec
17

Ignite Your Career With The Holiday Season!

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During the holiday season, it’s common for those who have spent the last few months job hunting to consider taking some time off. They rationalize that it’s the “slow time” of the year for job openings, and that job-seeking right now is more trouble than it’s worth. This couldn’t be further from the truth!
November and December are among the best months for job-hunters to secure a job for themselves — and to position themselves in the front lines for the January hiring surge. There’s plenty of jobs during the holiday season, and the ratio between the number of great…

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Dec
4

Pick a Social Media Platform & Perform!

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Anne Reuss finds that social media feeds her addiction to adrenaline and meeting people.  She’s a tech-loving, freelance content writer and customer experience social media manager for 360Connext. Part of the revolution against fake social media ninjas and warriors, she is a Steamfeed rebel/author.  Anne can also be found blogging at annereuss.com, investigating mobile apps, brewing beer, or on Twitter @AnneReuss.

The blogosphere is bountiful with posts and articles that proclaim the secrets of networking or job search within the social media space. However, instead of being reactive to the base of contacts you might already have, or the job…

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Nov
19

Your Cover Letter: Not a Place to Bare Your Soul

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Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW, BS/HR, is a Certified Master & Executive Resume Writer/Career Consultant, and the president of Professional Resume Services, Inc., home to some of the best resume writers on the planet. She is a nationally published writer and contributor for more than 12 best-selling career books, and is the author of hundreds of career-related articles. She has achieved international recognition following yearly nominations of the prestigious T.O.R.I. (Toast of the Resume Industry) Award. Find her on Twitter @erinkennedycprw.

Having a great cover letter is vital to your job application process.
A spot-on cover letter helps you look…

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Nov
5

Breaking In To A Front-End Development Career

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Brian Rinaldi is as a content and community manager in Developer Relations for the Adobe Developer Connection team, where he helps drive content strategy for HTML5 and JavaScript developer content. He’s a proven expert in the areas of HTML/JavaScript, Flex, AIR, ActionScript, ColdFusion, and SQL. Brian’s writing can be found on his blog at remotesynthesis.com — or you can find him on Twitter @remotesynth.

As anyone who follows web standards knows, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in the industry over the past few years. As the evolution of what we’re able to build within the confines of the browser has…

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Oct
25

Most Tweeted Pubcon 2012 Topics by Subject

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Most attendees of Pubcon 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center had a smartphone in hand, one ear on the speakers, and fingers tweeting away real-time comments and quotes from sessions, keynotes and parties. This definitely isn’t anything new. However, I wanted to share some of the best quotes from sessions and panels from this year’s conference to convey that you really can attend and learn from any convention with merely a 140 character limit!
Like most conferences, the week started out with an intense day of training programs; this year the day was dedicated to pay-per-click (PPC) and landing page optimization, social media marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), and in-house SEO. The rest of the busy week was filled with over 200 sessions, keynote speakers, and enough information and content to fill a library or two.
But don’t take my word on what I was only able to see…

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Oct
10

Key Takeaways From SMX East

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With all that’s been going on in Search Marketing in the past year, the coordinators of SMX East came to the table with their work cut out for them. But if you ask us, they pulled it off in spades – this year’s SMX East was one of the best to date! Everyone came out energized with ideas, inspiration, fantastic insider tips, and a very long “To Do” list.
If you’re in SEO or SEM and weren’t able to make it this year, here’s a few nuggets we took away from our experiences:
Some Expert Job Search Tips For SEMs…

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Sep
24

The Lies Your Resume Tells

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Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW, BS/HR, is a Certified Master & Executive Resume Writer/Career Consultant, and the president of Professional Resume Services, Inc., home to some of the best resume writers on the planet. She is a nationally published writer and contributor for more than 12 best-selling career books, and is the author of hundreds of career-related articles. She has achieved international recognition following yearly nominations of the prestigious T.O.R.I. (Toast of the Resume Industry) Award. Find her on Twitter @erinkennedycprw.

Say you’re looking at your resume and feeling like it’s a little thin in certain areas. You’ve reread the…

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Sep
10

Five Clever Ways To Research Corporate Culture

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If you’re an ambitious, talented job seeker whose goal is to be happy, successful, and fiscally sound, it’s absolutely vital to take a thoughtful look at every company you speak with.
Of course, if a company is worth its salt, it’s been fiercely protecting its online brand and reputation for a very long time. Visit their site, and you can count on a carefully sculpted, corporate message detailing exactly what they want you to know.
To find out what’s really going on behind those closed doors, it’s going to take a lot more than just checking out their “About Us”…

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Aug
27

Information Architecture: A Guerilla Guide to Breaking In

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Robert Stribley is a Senior Information Architect or “IA” at Razorfish, New York, NY. He’s worked in the IA field for over 12 years and his many clients include Wachovia, Oppenheimer Funds, Ford, The American Red Cross, Women’s Wear Daily and Travel Channel. He also teaches a regular workshop entitled “Introduction to Information Architecture and Design” at the School of Visual Arts. Find him on Twitter as @stribs.

In addition to working as an IA at Razorfish, I enjoy teaching a class in information architecture at the School of Visual Arts here in Manhattan. The number one question students ask…

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Aug
13

Do People Still Use Resume Objectives?

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Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW, BS/HR, is a Certified Master & Executive Resume Writer/Career Consultant, and the president of Professional Resume Services, Inc., home to some of the best resume writers on the planet. She is a nationally published writer and contributor for more than 12 best-selling career books, and is the author of hundreds of career-related articles. She has achieved international recognition following yearly nominations of the prestigious T.O.R.I. (Toast of the Resume Industry) Award.  Find her on Twitter @erinkennedycprw.

“How does my objective seem to you… should I even use one?”
This is a question I hear occasionally…

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