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Four types of recruiter

By Dorothy Keenan

As a job seeker, it is important for you to understand the different types of recruiters so that you are prepared and understand the role they can play in your job search. It can be confusing and, in order to understand and work with them effectively, I have broken them down into five different types. …

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Networking for introverts

By Dorothy Keenan

Contrary to popular belief, introverts are not shy individuals who do not like people. Rather, 52% of people who categorize themselves as introverts simply find many social interactions draining and need time to recharge after being around people. These people can find the job search norm of “getting out there and meeting people” at networking …

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What is the purpose of informational interviews and why do them?

By Dorothy Keenan

Everyone talks about the hidden job market and how many jobs are not even advertised. So how do you find these hidden jobs? Where are these jobs? Having worked in the employment industry for over 25 years, and helped thousands of people find jobs, I wanted to share what I have learned with you. So …

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LinkedIn not just for job search

By Dorothy Keenan

Many people assume LinkedIn is just for people who are looking for a new job and often miss opportunities and learning. Understanding your purpose for being on LinkedIn and then creating a profile that fits is key to successfully using LinkedIn in a way that benefits you the most. LinkedIn is not Facebook it is …

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LinkedIn is a Rolodex on steroids

By Dorothy Keenan

Having worked in the employment industry for over twenty-five years, I have seen and used every trick there is in looking for work. When I first started helping people look for work –you went door to door and dropped off resumes. Despite being right in the office you will be asked to send your resume …

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So you are on LinkedIn. Now what?

By Dorothy Keenan

  So you finally bit the bullet and got yourself on LinkedIn. You have created a great profile. You have heard how many people have found great jobs, companies have found business partners, learned new ways of doing business and you are on and NOTHING HAPPENS! So why is that? You need to be active …

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How to get your resume past the robots – Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

By Dorothy Keenan

The world of looking for jobs has changed and how you apply for jobs has changed drastically. One important factor, especially in this digital, paper-free society, is to know how to craft a proper resume. Yes, we have moved on from newspaper ads and letters in the mail, with recruiters now using LinkedIn, Twitter and …

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Does Your LinkedIn profile portray the right message?

By Dorothy Keenan

We live in a visual world and LinkedIn, the professional social network is no exception. Research has shown that LinkedIn profiles with photographs are 10 times more likely to be viewed than profiles without. Why? First, a profile without a photograph looks incomplete and busy recruiters are not going to spend their valuable time looking …

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