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Tom Bryan

Facebook Friend or Foe – Navigating Social Media While Protecting Your Career


Not long ago I read an interesting article that prompted this post. According to a survey of data collected from Facebook, young individuals (defined as 18-29 years of age) average 16 colleagues from work as “friends”. Interestingly, while there still seems to be a slight separation of work from personal life, there is an increasing […]

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The On Purpose Job Search


Applying certain strategies helps to ensure that your job search is effective and not a complete waste of time.  When you have a plan in place, you can avoid “spinning your wheels” so to speak, wasting time with jobs that you are either not a good fit for, or that are not a good fit […]

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Top 10 Things To Avoid In an Interview


You really want that position you applied for, and now you’ve landed an interview.  What should you do, and what should you make certain you do NOT do?  It’s natural to get a little nervous, but with some practice and preparing, you can make the best possible impression. What are the top 10 things you […]

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Secrets You Need to Know Before a Job Interview


You’ve got all of the skills and qualifications required to meet the job criteria.  You dress in your most professional interview clothes, offer a confident handshake, show your interest, even ask a few questions of your own to show the interviewer that you have done your homework on the company.  You leave the interview feeling […]

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Your Resume May Be Costing You The Job


By Tom Bryan, Managing Partner, Thomas Bryan & Associates, LLC As a potential job candidate, your resume is the most important tool in your “self-marketing” arsenal!  It is the first impression you will make on an employer, but it could also be the last if your resume lacks enthusiasm or doesn’t highlight your skills and […]

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How to Make Sure Someone Else Gets Hired for that Career You Covet.


You’ve been training for the sales industry; you’ve got the perfect personality, never meet a stranger, and your motivation is through the roof. You’re ready to knock them down with your product or service, which is of course the best they will ever find. Now that you’re stoked and ready to go land that high-paying […]

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Your Posts May Haunt You If You’re Searching For a Job.


 Sure, nearly everyone has a Facebook account today and it’s fun – even nearly addictive to some people. Frequently, people post about whatever they are thinking at the time – which could be detrimental in your job search. Whether you’re venting about your boss or a co-worker, or bragging about that new tattoo you got, […]

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15 Ways To Annoy Your Interviewer


15 Ways to Annoy Your Job Interviewer  by Karen Burns Of course, almost everyone knows you shouldn’t light up a cigarette at a job interview, or text your closest friend, or eat, or bring your dog, or show up drunk, or challenge the interviewer to arm wrestle (all things people have actually done at job […]