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  • So you need a new jobHow many times in life have you jumped into something head first ... only to kick yourself later and say "Why didn't I think about this before I started? Why didn't I make a plan?" Job hunting is no different.

    Contrary to popular opinion, the toughest (and most critical) part of any job search is not writing a resume, networking, or even interviewing. It's knowing what to do, when ... when you are all alone, stuck in your own head.

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  • Know What you WantThe more you focus on what you want, the faster you will find it.

    I know: that sounds crazy, but it's true. Taking this approach will increase your job search success by 86%, (study: Richard Bolle). I've seen this truth play out over and over and over again ... for myself and thousands of others.

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  • How to get it

    You can do this! 

    I know that some of this can start to feel overwhelming. Do not get discouraged. I promise: if you watch these videos and do these exercises, you will be the one that stands out from the herd. Are you ready? Let's go!

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  • Resume

    Most people think their resume should be a complete and detailed history of what they have done over the course of their careers. That is a big mistake!

    You only have 5-7 seconds to grab the attention of a recruiter or hiring manager, so it is critical to write your resume as more of a "sell sheet." It's a lot like a jacket cover on a book, or an Elvis Presley "Greatest Hits" album. 

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  • Cover LetterMost people don’t read cover letters ... because most cover letters stink! They are boring. They are poorly-written. They often talk about things that are irrelevant to the job opening. 

    Nobody sets out to write a bad cover letter.

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  • NetworkingNetworking is simply the most effective way to find a job. Spend 80% of your time networking, and you will find a new job much faster and easier. The idea of “networking” is overwhelming to most. It doesn't have to be! In these next few segments, you'll learn how to get started networking, and how to maximize those connections.

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  • LinkedInHarness the power of LinkedIn to build and nurture your network, stay abreast of industry trends, become an industry leader yourself, and chart your next move. When it comes to networking, don’t forget:  give more to get more! Confused? Need help? Go to LinkedIn “Help Center” or do a web search on the topic.

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  • Work smart onlineAhhhh. The allure of the Internet. Depending on how you approach it, the Internet can be your friend or your enemy during your job hunt. When used correctly, it can be an invaluable piece of your job hunt strategy.

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  • Career FairsEmployersattend job fairs because they want to meet-and hire -great people for their company. How you show up will make all the difference in the world for you. With just an hour or two of preparation, you can be a real stand out ... someone the companies are jumping out of their booths to talk to.

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  • RecruitersUnless you've been a recruiter (or a hiring manager working with internal and external recruiters), chances are slim that you would know it's so important to understand what kind of recruiter you are dealing with. Who cares, right? A recruiter is a recruiter is a recruiter.

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  • InterviewingYou got an interview! I know everything it took to get this far, and I want you to stop and celebrate for just one minute. Stand up, give me a hoot and a holler!

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  • ReferencesBy the time a company says "We'd like to check your references," it's easy to sit back and relax. After all, you hand-picked your references because you know they'll speak highly of you. At least, you think they will.

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  • MoneyI found this out the hard way, at the tender age of 24. My coworker confessed over drinks one night that she was making 25% more than me. OUCH. I was stunned. Angry. And everything in between. 

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  • Job Offer

    Is it a good offer? Only you can decide what's good for you.

    Congratulations! You got an offer! That is really exciting news. Now it's time to see if the offer is good for you. 

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  • LaunchThere are some things you need to do to wrap up your job hunt, and also some things you need to do moving forward to help you succeed on this new job, and also in the rest of your career.

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