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Ken Murdock
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Include the Cover Letter!
What's a good comparison? How about, "A resume without a cover letter is like a brownie without ice cream."  It's nice, but it could be a lot better with very little effort. Colleges and career counselors focus a lot on why you should have a great resume, b...
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THE IMPORTANCE OF CULTURE FIT
The cover story of Time magazine for the June 22, 2015 issue is all about how companies today are using personality testing in their hiring decisions.  What these companies have discovered is that no matter how well qualified someone is on the technical sid...
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How Employers Can Select the Right Recruiter
When an organization has a
key position that it needs to fill, either because of additional needs or to
replace someone who has left, they often enlist the services of an outside
recruiter.   The reason that this is so
common is that finding great talent ta...
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How to Make Yourself Attractive to Recruiters on Linkedin
LinkedIn is one of several
tools that most recruiters use when searching for talent for their clients.   Contrary to what most people think, for many
recruiters LinkedIn is as much of a secondary or confirmation tool as it is a
primary tool for some who are...
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So, You Want to Start Your Own Business?
Entrepreneurial spirit has never been as
robust and widespread as it is today. Older workers who have been laid
off, or retired, as well as young newbies to the business world are
starting businesses in every conceivable niche one can imagine. For
those...
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How Technology Affects Your Job Search
It has been only about 20 years since the Internet began to change the world.  Transactions and communications that used to be conducted using paper and the US Mail prior to the mid-nineties have almost exclusively shifted to electronic communications.  As ...
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An End to Age Discrimination?
No doubt you have heard about the law of unintended consequences. Originally, it was described as "outcomes that are not the ones intended by a purposeful action." This particular law is most often cited if something bad happens when the intent of the origi...
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Don't forget that last detail in the interview process....
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