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Beware – The Receptionist Tells All

Beware – The Receptionist Tells All

Job Advice, Job Search
The message is simple. While waiting for your interview, the nearest staff person can’t help but watch you. Professional receptionists make it their business to observe you. Why, you ask? Because I would always check with the receptionist to find out what they observed. One time she reported overhearing the candidate on a cell phone speaking just 10 feet from her. “I can’t believe this jerk is keeping me waiting.” Not the kind of person we want to have on staff. Another time she told me about a male candidate who was asking personal details about every pretty woman who walked by.  Again, not a good impression. Many people let down their guard in the waiting room.  A couple sales people waiting to see me, went over their pricing strategy in front of the receptionist. So she slipped
Bucket List

Bucket List

Job Advice, Job Search
It all started when you lost your job.  The reason for being out of work doesn’t matter.  It happened.  The question is “what are you doing with your free time?” Free time? A job search doesn’t require 40 hours of work, thus free time.  If you are not careful, people will fill up your free time with chores you can do for them.  Spouses are always inclined to have you pick up more of the family responsibility, and that’s OK.  They are pulling in a salary and you are not.  But when the neighbors start asking you to run their kids to soccer practice; your free time is suddenly gone.  Have your children been volunteering you for activities?  They want to keep you from depression.  Whatever the reason, your free time is slipping away; because you let it. Don’t let any one manage your time
Change Your LinkedIn Email Address!

Change Your LinkedIn Email Address!

Job Search, LinkedIn
LinkedIn. Its a great tool to connect with former colleagues and friends. Its also used by employers and recruiters to find candidates. I believe that everyone should have a LinkedIn account (its free). However, the manner in which you set up your LinkedIn account is very important. Clients often pay me to set up a new or update their current LinkedIn profile after we have completed their resume, as they want to be sure to be found in the search results.  Being kind of a search engine optimization geek, I love to figure out the best keywords and keyword phrases to get them top rankings. However, there is one issue that I have been finding lately. Many of my clients are either currently using or want to use their email address associated with their employer. While it may seem like