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Modern Job Search

by Kurt Schmidt

Paying it Forward

I’ve spent years telling job seekers that it’s okay to contact people who work in their desired field and ask their advice.  Doing research, identifying appropriate contacts, and sending short introductory notes is okay, no better than okay, it’s the [...]

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Quora: What is the best way to find an entry level job after getting your degree?

Quora Question: What is the best way to find an entry level job after getting your degree? “I’m finding it frustrating that after a few months I am still not able to find work. I graduated cum laude and even [...]

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Quora: In job interviews, recruiters always ask your current pay. Should I be honest about it? Or is it okay to lie?

Quora Question: In job interviews, recruiters always ask your current pay. Should I be honest about it? Or is it okay to lie? ************* Answer: As a recruiter, part of my job is ensuring that it is possible for my [...]

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Quora: What career path should a college student take to become a recruiter?

Quora Question:  What career path should a college student take to become a recruiter? To become a recruiter in the technology industry, what path should a college student take when leaving college? What skills are important, and what sort of [...]

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From LinkedIn: I call BS: Bad Advice and Recruiters

I don’t have a lot of time for blogging but wrote this for LinkedIn recently and wanted to publish it here as well: Lately there have been what seems like a lot of “articles” published on LinkedIn that are highly [...]

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Quartz: The Complete Guide to Networking for Introverts

I get a lot of email newsletters and follow a lot of career related topics – in between working all the time.  I don’t get a chance to read most of it, and even when I do it seems I [...]

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Preaching to the Choir: 6 Big Reasons to Use LinkedIn More Like Twitter

Larry Kim’s recent Inc. article, “6 Big Reasons to Use LinkedIn More Like Twitter” is more affirmation than innovation – at least for me.  However it is a nice reminder, and more importantly, if you’re not using or under-using LinkedIn, then [...]

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“The First 90 Days” by Michael Watkins

A candidate I recently worked with told me she was reading Michael D. Watkins’ “The First 90 Days” ahead of starting at her new job. I haven’t read it yet myself, but based on the excerpts and reviews I read [...]

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Apply These Tactics to Your Job Search Now!

Great article:  “Want to Write Better Sales Proposals? Follow These 5 Steps” by Marc Wayshak via Entrepreneur.  These are great tips to consider in the context of a job search too.  More importantly, this is the right mindset to apply. BTW [...]

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Job Seekers: Read This > via Inc. “4 Audible Cues That Can Kill Customer Service”

John Brandon’s latest Inc. article “4 Audible Cues That Can Kill Customer Service” holds true for a lot more than customer service.   Think about it.  How would you feel if the other party, either a candidate or an interviewer, [...]

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