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The information you get in outplacement is way too soft: Write a cover letter. Email it with your resume or send out a fax blast. Wait a certain number of days. Email again. Don’t call. Don’t bother people. Sorry. This doesn’t work. If you’ve received outplacement services as part of your severance package, here are some points… Read more »

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How to Build and Grow your Personal Brand There have been lots of significant changes in the professional jobs market over the last few years. One of the most visible changes has been the rise in personal branding and the image that you’re able to portray about yourself in the market through astute use of… Read more »

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How many times do we hear people say, “The Internet’s a black hole that swallows up resumes.” Most people know this, but they won’t change what they’re doing. They just go and post their resume on another site or send an email reply to a job posting somewhere online. Why? They hope it will work… Read more »

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Welcome to the FPC Recruiters’ Guide to winning your Bare Knuckle Job Search. What do we mean by ‘bare knuckle job search’? Take a minute and picture an old-time, “bare knuckle” fight and describe what comes to mind. To us, among other things, it means a tough, hard-nosed, bloody battle that has virtually no rules. I… Read more »

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I don’t know about you, but quite frankly I’m sick of hearing about the tough economy. So today, we’re going to focus on 5 ways to turn negative thoughts into positive action. You have a lot of potential – start recognizing it! You may not be built like a bodybuilder or be mistaken for a supermodel. But… Read more »

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Trust is essential when building a healthy and productive work environment. Whether you’re leading an entire department or work hand-in-hand with a just a few coworkers, it’s important to build trusting relationships. Here are several tips to help build trust with both your coworkers and your superiors: Be honest and share information completely. Be straightforward and… Read more »

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Certain people always have great jobs. They always seem to land the promotion. And they always seem to be successful with everything they touch. Is this just luck or a coincidence? Nope! These people don’t wait for things to happen, they make their own luck. So what can you do to ensure you’re successful? You… Read more »