This Archive of Articles includes informative articles to help you conduct a better job search
and find a job quicker!

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Planning and Strategy
Resume and Marketing Tools
Networking and Interviewing
NegotiationYou've Got The Job . . . Now What?

Recent Articles:
To Vacation or Not To Vacation? . . . . . The Real Co$t of That Week Away . . . . . Mon, Jun 26 2017
Delivering An Effective Presentation in an Interview     Fri, Apr 14 2017
Job Search Management - Getting Organized . . . . . Thu, Mar 23 2017

Planning and Strategy
An Overview of the Prospect and Process for . . . Finding the Job You Really Want     Fri, Aug 31 2012
6 Traits of Successful Job Seekers    Tue, Sep 11 2012
Looking for a Job – You're in Sales!    Thu, Sep 20 2012
Looking for a Job – Don’t start in the Middle    Fri, Sep 21 2012
Don’t Go Into Business Because You Need a Job    Fri, Mar 1 2013
Schedule a Weekly Review . . . Weekly    Sat, Mar 2 2013
A Job Search Audit    Thu, Mar 7 2013
Job Search Marketing Tools    Mon, Mar 11 2013
To Find A New Job Quicker . . . Follow-up!    Mon, Mar 11 2013
Be Specific to Find a Job Quicker . . . . . or, A Rambling Resume Doesn't Help!    Sun, May 26 2013
Want a Job? . . . . . You've Got to Do the Work!    Fri, Jun 14 2013
Summer Time . . . . . To Vacation or Not to Vacation? Part 1 of a 3-part series    Sun, Jul 21 2013
The REAL Co$t of that Summer Vacation! Part 2 of a 3-part series    Fri, Jul 26 2013
Vacation if You Must -- But Be Smart About It! Part 3 of a 3-part series    Mon, Aug 12 2013
If You’re Not Moving Forward . . . . . You’re Falling Behind    Tue, Aug 20 2013
Has Your Job Search Gone Nowhere? 6 Steps to Re-Focus and Get Back on Track    Mon, Sep 9 2013
Rev Up Your Search . . . . . to Find a Job this Fall    Sun, Sep 22 2013
Tips for Returning to Work after a Long Time Out    Wed, Oct 16 2013
Bah-Humbug - Not Really, But When it Comes to Those Holiday Traditions . . . . .        Tue, Nov 19 2013
Postponing Your Search During The Holidays -- A Bad Choice    Wed, Nov 20 2013
Layoffs Coming? - Catch the Signs -- They're There    Sat, Nov 23 2013
End-of-the-Year Audits Work for Job Search Too    Thu, Dec 12 2013
Looking for a Job - You are In Sales . . . . . "The Job Seeking Sales Process"    Thu, Dec 19 2013
Want a New Job? It Starts with a New Year's Resolution    Tue, Jan 7 2014
Want to Sell Yourself as the Best Candidate for the Job? . . . . . Sell the Benefits of Hiring YOU!      Mon, Jan 27 2014
Hope is Not a Sales Strategy    Sun, Mar 2 2014
6 Points-of-Contact to Make the Sale, or . . . . . Get the Job    Fri, May 23 2014
Don’t Go Into Business Because You Need a Job    Sat, Jun 7 2014
To Vacation or Not To Vacation? . . . . . The Real Co$t of That Week Away     Tue, Jul 15 2014
Strategy: Be Cautious When - and Where and What - You Post    Wed, Sep 3 2014
Managing a Job Search is Like Managing a Project   Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Bah-Humbug - Not Really, But When it Comes to Those Holiday Traditions . . . .Fri, Nov 28 2014
The Holidays Are Here - So Change Your Search Strategy . . . . .Fri, Dec 12 2014
Looking for a Job – Start at the Beginning . . . . . Thu, Jan 1 2015
What Are the Traits Successful Job Seekers Share? . . . . . Tue, Jan 27 2015
Success . . . It's In the Company You Keep . . . . . Thu, Apr 9 2015
What Do You Do When You Come In Second?. . . . .   Mon, Jun 1 2015
6 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Job Search Coach. . . . .   Sun, Jul 5 2015
Top 10 Questions From Beginning Job Seekers . . . . . Fri, Aug 21 2015
Lost Your Job? Hated It Anyway? . . . Don’t Throw Out the Baby With the Bath Water . . . . Mon, Sep 14 2015
Take Advantage of Fall Hiring Opportunities - 5 Steps to Take . . . . .Tue, Oct 6 2015
The Holidays . . . The Most Dangerous Time of the Year . . . , , Wed, Dec 16 2015
Why Do Job Searches Fail? . . . . . Tue, Jan 12 2016
Navigating the Ups-and-Downs of Job Loss . . . and Job Search . . . . .Fri, Feb 12  2016
Key Precepts of a Successful Job Search . . . . . Fri, Apr 22 2016
What do We REALLY Mean by Follow-up? . . . . . Fri, Jun 17 2016
Preparing Your Network for the Changes of a Job Search . . . . . Tue, Mar 21 2017
Be a Project Manager to Find a Better Job, Faster . . . . . Thu, Mar 23 2017
Job Search Management - Getting Organized . . . . . Thu, Mar 23 2017
To Vacation or Not To Vacation? . . . . . The Real Co$t of That Week Away . . . . . Mon, Jun 26 2017
Re-Focus & Re-Energize Your Job Search For Fall . . . . . Wed, Aug 16 2017
 
Resume and Marketing Tools
What is a Resume?    Tue, Aug 28 2012
What is the Purpose of a Resume?    Tue, Aug 28 2012
Resume Realities    Tue, Aug 28 2012
Getting Started - How to Begin to Write Your Resume    Tue, Aug 28 2012
Guidelines for Preparing an Effective Resume    Thu, Oct 4 2012
The Whole is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts . . . . . A Step by Step Tutorial to Crafting the Parts of a Resume    Sun, Dec 30 2012
Resume Template - Chronological resume    Fri, Feb 8 2013
Tired of Writing and Rewriting your Resume? - Save Time With a Master Resume    Fri, Feb 8 2013
How to Write an Accomplishment Statement    Sat, Feb 9 2013
Resumes Get Seconds . . . . Make Them Count    Fri, Mar 1 2013
Job Search Marketing Tools    Mon, Mar 11 2013
To Find A New Job Quicker . . . Follow-up!    Mon, Mar 11 2013
Crafting Your "L"vator Speech    Wed, May 8 2013
Open and Hidden Markets = the Employment Marketplace    Tue, May 21 2013
Types of Resumes – Resume Formats    Wed, May 22 2013
A How To . . . Plan to Use A Marketing Plan to Conduct a Better Job Search    Sun, Jun 16 2013
Stand Out From the Crowd with An Annotated Reference List    Wed, Aug 21 2013
References are Golden – Handle with Care    Thu, Aug 22 2013
Select, Prepare, and Protect Your References    Sun, Aug 25 2013
Use Letters to Show and Sell    Mon, Aug 26 2013
Types of Letters for Your Job Search    Mon, Aug 26 2013
A Resume Without a Cover Letter is a Job Only Half Done    Sat, Aug 31 2013
How to Write a Cover Letter - 8 Steps to Writing an Effective Letter that Moves the Action Forward    Sat, Aug 31 2013
Template for a Cover Letter - Traditional Format    Tue, Sep 3 2013
Template for a Cover Letter - Alternative Format    Wed, Sep 4 2013
Thank You Letters - Why Send Them and to Whom?    Thu, Sep 5 2013
Template for a Thank You Letter Following an Interview    Sun, Sep 29 2013
TIPS for Writing Meaningful Thank You Letters    Wed, Oct 2 2013
A "Thanks for Rejecting Me" Letter - Are You Kidding Me?    Sun, Oct 6 2013
Thank You for the Referral    Fri, Oct 25 2013
Follow-up Your Networking With a Thank You -- Here's How    Fri, Oct 25 2013
Build Your Resume While You Search    Wed, Nov 6 2013
Your Resume = Your Sales Brochure    Sat, May 10 2014
"What Will Get My Resume Read?"   Mon, Mar 16 2015


Networking and Interviewing
Networking: What is it and . . . .Do I have to?    Fri, Sep 28 2012
Networking at Events and Large Meetings: How do I do it?    Fri, Oct 5 2012
Networking in Small 1-to-1 Conversations: How do I do it?    Sun, Feb 17 2013
Networking Meetings Generate Interviews    Mon, Mar 11 2013
The # 1 Networking Question to Avoid. . . .    Mon, Mar 18 2013
The #1 Interview Question    Thu, Mar 21 2013
How To Work A Job Fair    Tue, Mar 26 2013
Networking: Do I have to?    Mon, Apr 1 2013
Avoid the #1 "Conversation-Killing" Networking Question - PART 1: How to . . .Set the Stage for a Good Conversation    Sun, Apr 14 2013
Avoid the #1 "Conversation-Killing" Networking Question - PART 2: How to . . . Listen More -- Talk Less    Tue, Apr 23 2013
Avoid the #1 "Conversation-Killing" Networking Question - Part 3: How to . . . Active Listening Goes for the Gold    Sun, Apr 28 2013
Avoid the #1 "Conversation-Killing" Networking Question - PART 4: How to . . . Ask the 4 Target Questions    Sun, Apr 28 2013
Referrals are Golden – Handle with Care    Sun, May 5 2013
“What happens when I run out of network?”    Sun, May 12 2013
Your Network is Wider than You Think, or . . . . . You Know More than 9 People!    Wed, Sep 4 2013
Conduct Every Conversation as if You're Interviewing   Tue, Sep 24 2013
Didn't Get the Job? Follow-up the Rejection With a Call    Sun, Oct 6 2013
Follow-up Your Networking With a Thank You -- Here's How    Fri, Oct 25 2013
If You're Talking, . . . You're Interviewing    Wed, Jun 4 2014
Interviewing? First Impressions Count    Sat, Jun 7 2014
Interviewing 101 - A Short Course in What an Interview IS and ISN'T    Sun, Jun 22 2014
Interviewers - 4 Factors Make Up the Hiring Decision    Sun, Jun 22 2014
Nancy’s Nine Cardinal Rules of Interviewing    Tue, Jul 1 2014
What a Company Wants to Know - 6 Kinds of Interview Questions    Tue, Jul 22 2014
Networking is a 2-Way Street    Thu, Aug 14 2014
Interviewing - What's Your Biggest Weakness?    Tue, Aug 26 2014
Interviewing: What's Your Greatest Strength?    Fri, Sep 26 2014
Interviewing: The Most Frequently Asked Interview Question    Sun, Sep 28 2014
Face Your Fear and NETWORK!    Mon, Oct 27 2014
What Do You Do When You Come In Second?
  Mon, Jun 1 2015
Delivering An Effective Presentation in an Interview     Fri, Apr 14 2017

Negotiation
Negotiation: What is it and Why do it?    Mon, Oct 1 2012
What Items Can You Negotiate For? Here's a List    Fri, Oct 11 2013
If You Don't Negotiate . . . . . You Lose! The Initial Loss - Part 1    Sun, Oct 13 2013
If You Don't Negotiate . . . . . You Lose! The Multiplier Effect - Part 2    Sun, Oct 13 2013
Negotiation is Not for Me . . . . or Is It?    Sun, Oct 13 2013
Negotiation . . . . ahhh, It's Just a Conversation    Mon, Oct 14 2013
Nancy's 9 Tips and Truths for Negotiating Your Job Offer    Tue, Oct 15 2013
Negotiation Begins the Moment You Say Hello    Tue, Oct 15 2013
Are They Glad They Negotiated?    Tue, Oct 15 2013


You've Got The Job . . . Now What?
You’ve Got the Job . . . Now What? . . . 10 Tips for Staying Marketable    Wed, Oct 3 2012
I've Landed - I Want to Shout it From the Rooftops . . . or Do I?    Mon, May 13 2013
Staying in Touch - a 5-Step Model for Staying in Touch Once You've Landed    Mon, May 13 2013
Internal Networking - Job Security Insurance    Sun, Oct 20 2013
Layoffs Coming? - Catch the Signs -- They're There    Sat, Nov 23 2013

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