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Steve P Brady
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Teacher | Job Search Strategist
Teacher | Job Search Strategist

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If you visited a company website and saw a link to their Facebook page then you know the company is looking to engage with not only customers, but potential employees. Don't overlook this great way in interact with a potential employer. Today's HW assignment is to look up and follow 3 target companies and get engaged with them online.
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Job Boards Hack
Instead of searching for a job- say a Project Manager position- search for companies. See which ones are in hiring mode, then try to network your way in. They many never post that Project Manager position, but that doesn't mean you can't hack you way into a new job.
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FRIDAY QUICK TIP: Use the file name of your resume to make a good first impression. Hopefully you're not naming the file "resume" as that will certainly get lost in the shuffle. But you shouldn't name it "John Smith resume" either. Don't waste a branding opportunity. Name the file John Smith Sales Manager Resume". Sometimes, it's the little things.
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Want to improve your employability? The take a trip to your library. Then read. A lot. The better informed you are of trends within your industry the more employable you become.
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Jump start your job search. Every day can be a fresh start if you want it to be.
https://stevepbrady.me/2017/09/13/every-day-is-a-fresh-start/

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In Alain de Botton’s fascinating book on journalism, The News: A User’s Manual, he states -

"Whatever happens in our classrooms, the more potent and ongoing kind of education takes place on the airwaves and on our screens. Cocooned in classrooms for only our first eighteen years or so, we effectively spend the rest of our lives under the tutelage of news entities which wield infinitely greater influence over us than any academic institution can. Once our formal education has finished, the news is the teacher."

This is a little frightening. I know for myself a more conscious filter on what I read and listen to is needed. If you're curious, sign up for this week's newsletter to hear more. SUBSCRIPTION LINK: https://tinyletter.com/stevepbrady
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Cover letters or E notes? Either way getting your introduction right matters. Keep them short and to the point. Use bullets to highlight qualifications and accomplishments and most important, ask for the interview. The form may change, but the purpose remains. Your first step to a new job is your introduction,
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If we hold on to every mistake we make it is going to be a lead weight around our necks. Life is too short for that and besides, rehashing the event over and over doesn't lead to anything positive. It just makes you feel lousy. If you have owned it, and learned something from it, there is nothing left for that error of judgement to do. It can only be a negative at this point, so just let it go and move on. Remember, you mistakes will never define you, but your reactions to them will.
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I was watching golf this past weekend and it got me thinking about mulligans. You know, those do-overs golfers sometimes allow each other in a casual game. I think we could use those in life. So this week's Career in the Balance newsletter is going to be about just that- giving yourself permission to just start over and give things a fresh start. Interested? You can subscribe here: https://tinyletter.com/stevepbrady

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I was watching golf this past weekend and it got me thinking about mulligans. You know, those do-overs golfers sometimes allow each other in a casual game. I think we could use those in life. So this week's Career in the Balance newsletter is going to be about just that- giving yourself permission to just start over and give things a fresh start. Interested? You can subscribe here: https://tinyletter.com/stevepbrady
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