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Use Twitter To Power Up Your Job Hunt

LinkedIn Is Great, & Necessary – But Not Enough! I recently published an article about Twitter’s value for job seekers, and I provided some concrete tips on how to use it. You can find the full article here: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/03/31/5-ways-to-use-twitter-to-land-a-job Twitter can shepherd people to your online content, and thereby bolster your personal brand as a subject matter expert. You can find all the latest job openings in your field and preferred…read more →

Presentation: To Get a Good Job, Tell a Great Story!

To Get A Good Job, Tell A Great Story with Arnie Fertig, MPA, CEO of Jobhuntercoach   WHEN: Monday, July 13, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. WHERE: Tewksbury Public Library, 300 Chandler St, Tewksbury, MA 01876 Whenever you are looking for a job, you need to tell your story. Who are you? What are you good at? What have you achieved? What is your value to a potential employer? Your story…read more →

Thanksgiving Special Note & Offer

H A P P Y   T H A N K S G I V I N G !! This year I have much to be grateful for on Thanksgiving! I’m passionate about helping my clients. I’m thankful that many of them have advanced their careers with new jobs with my coaching, resume writing, and LinkedIn assistance. That makes me feel great! It is time for me to do some “give…read more →

LinkedIn Profile Tips 2014

LinkedIn is constantly changing, and what is standard today might not be next week. However, if you want a really effective Profile that will draw people to you, bear these limits in mind: 1. Company Name: 100 maximum characters. 2. Professional Headline: 120 character limit. 3. Summary: 2,000 character limit. 4. Specialties: 500 maximum characters. 5. Website Anchor Text: 30 maximum characters. 6. Website URL: 256 maximum characters. 7. Position…read more →

Dawn Rasmussen & I chatted about LinkedIn for Job Hunters

 Google Hangout about LinkdeIn with career rock star Dawn Rasmussen We had some difficulties getting going, but we did it! It was a great joy to participate in a Google Hangout with Dawn. We covered topics including how to best complete your LinkedIn profile, Do’s & Don’ts of networking on LinkedIn, and answered several questions. Our presentation was recorded and is now available on YouTube. Watch it here:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsfk12Np-3w

Join Me Online to Talk About LinkedIn for Job Hunters

Join me in a FREE Google+ Hangout To Talk About LinkedIn for your Job Hunt! You’ve heard the buzz: LinkedIn is indispensible for your job search. And its true! There are now more than 300 million people on it, from all over the world. Every occupation, every skill, every business or industry type that you can imagine are all there – and then some. This coming Monday, August 11th at…read more →

What Kind Of Company Is The Right Place For You?

Understand Employer Branding! There is lot’s of talk about employer branding these days, as companies are crafting their images to attract a strong pool of candidates for positions they seek to fill. When you are looking for work, it is important not only to investigate particular jobs that require your skills, but the environment in which you will be working and the way a company regards and treats its workforce….read more →

The 5 Elements of a Compelling Job Recommendation

You might typically think that a recommendation comes at the end of a job search, and is something others say about you. In this USNews & World Report article I show how your references on LinkedIn can be most valuable at the beginning of the search, and why it is important for you to think about people whose work you admire and proactively write a recommendation for them as well….read more →

100+ Free Articles For Job Hunters

Free Articles Give Practical Advice For Your Job Search I’m so happy to say that I’ve passed my 2 year anniversary writing a weekly column for USNews&World Report’s “On Careers” blog! That’s a new article every Tuesday – now more than 100 of them on just about every “nuts and bolts” job search topic you can imagine. Resumes Networking Interviewing Motivation Dealing with Age Discrimination LinkedIn, LinkedIn and more LinkedIn…read more →

How to Ace A Phone Screen Interview

My article in the USNews & World Report “On Careers” Blog has been getting lots of buzz and favorable reviews on a variety of LinkedIn groups. Here’s the link to the original article, but I thought you might like to see it here as well. Your thoughts and experiences? Other tips to share? 7 Tips to Ace a Phone Interview What you need to know to impress during a phone screen…read more →