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  • RU Linked in or Left out?

    August 31, 2009

    It's time to take a fresh look at LinkedIn. That's what Diana Huff says in a recent guest post at the Savvy B2B Marketing blog. "In the last year or so, LinkedIn has significantly increased its functionality," she reports, "making the business networking site a great way to gather market intelligence about your prospects, and connect with them as well." She offers some interesting tips on using the site's functions for B2B lead gen. Among them:

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  • Avoid These 7 Killer Cover Letter Mistakes

    August 27, 2009

    The student's resume was impressive. The formatting was impeccable, the content was excellent, and he did a great job of focusing on accomplishments instead of job duties. If I were an employer, I would have been impressed. Then I looked at his cover letter and imagined the employer tossing that perfect resume into the trash bin.

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    Peter Vogt, Monster Senior Contributing Writer

  • Job hunting? Watch what you tweet

    August 24, 2009

    The number of companies using social networking Web sites to screen potential employees has doubled in the last year, and what they have found has killed the hire for more than a third of candidates, according to a CareerBuilder report.

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    Washington Business Journal - by Jeff Clabaugh Staff Reporter

  • How to Write a Résumé That Doesn't Annoy People

    August 21, 2009

    Google search for "résumé" results in over 178,000,000 hits, whereas "possum" nets only 5,340,000. Thus the documentation of work experience is 33 and 1/3 more popular than arboreal marsupials. But what does this really tell us? Not much, but neither does the average résumé that comes across my desk.

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    Harvard Business Publishing

  • Make sure your resume is in HD

    August 18, 2009

    By now you've heard several times that the job market is competitive and it's more important than ever that you stand out to employers through your cover letter and résumé. Well, you're about to hear it again. "While it is always important to have a remarkable résumé, a bad economy makes it even more important," says Kathy Sweeney, a certified résumé writer for The Write Résumé.

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    Rachel Zupek, writer