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Is it time to adjust your job search?

Our free career portal (http://www.mylandajob.com/) — yeah, FREE — can make such a difference in your job search. We’ve heard from jobseekers that it’s made the difference in getting a job and getting a great job with a career path. There’s an upcoming webinar on…

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The Art of the Follow-up

I was doing some reading about new technologies today, as you do, and discovered that there is a new start-up app called Rebump that sends repeated follow-up emails if your initial email was not responded to, until you get a response (more information here). Now,…

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How Do You Know Who You Know?

The old adage is true: it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Don’t be mistaken. Of course it’s what you know once you get the interview and get your name added to payroll. But getting that first step through the door will most…

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Help! It’s January and I must change my life immediately!

If I didn’t already know that it’s January, I would be able to tell by the volume of incoming contacts from people who are “ready to make a change.” This is natural, and the desire to do a makeover on one’s career or job situation…

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Tips and Advice for Job Seekers

You never know when you might be looking for your next career opportunity, so always keep in mind the following to be ready for anything. Keep a file of work samples, case histories, and kudos letters. Be ready to construct a portfolio when you need…

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Referral Required?

Whether it’s fair or not, an employee referral is often the difference between getting your foot in the door of a company, or getting your resume thrown on the ‘ignore’ pile. The New York Times posted an article on Sunday about this shift in hiring,…

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Job Code

I may not read Dr. Phil’s latest book, Life Code, but there’s a worth-repeating story about job-hunting and confidentiality: A woman extols a potential job opportunity that pays $25K more than her current company. Then feels betrayed by a co-worker who, upon learning this, applies…

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Help — I need a headline.

Everything I’m coming up with is, well, lame. Here’s why: We get all warm & fuzzy when we have a week like this. Two of our recent recruits are in their new jobs and they LOVE them! The employers, one an ad agency and one…

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Tech hiring is buzzing too

Employers, if you’re recruiting in a discipline that is suddenly hot or brand new, make sure you have established partnerships with the recruiting/staffing firms you’re using. The quality jobseekers get weary, fast, of the companies who submit them for jobs they’re not qualified for (“Landa,…

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How Recruiters Make Decisions

If you’re frustrated with lack of or slow response from your recruiting firm, take a minute to think about these things: *Did you communicate the urgency of your staffing need? *Have you been responsive in the past when presented with candidates?*Is your compensation range competitive?*Are…

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