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Tom Bryan

Should You Use Social Media to Job Search?


Social media is not only a relatively new phenomenon, it has also, during its short lifespan, seen rapid advances in the types of social media available and the uses people place on them. Facebook, started a decade ago in a dorm room, currently has 1.15 billion users. Twitter has half of that. LinkedIn, with 238 […]

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Time For a Resume Tune-Up!


If employers could convey one thing to prospective employees, it would be to look at your resume before you send it in to correct obvious mistakes like proofreading, but, more importantly, take a step back and look at the resume through eyes of the person hiring for the position you want and remove anything that […]

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Saving Your At-Risk Job!


A subpar economy and poor earnings has led many companies to be faced with the daunting task of downsizing. Whether through general layoffs or direct terminations, a large number of people, including highly skilled and highly educated individuals, are finding themselves on the unemployment line. While people often view their loss of a job as […]

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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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Tis The Season For Seasonal Employment


With the economy in a recession, many potential employers are looking for ways to cut costs. Often this means keeping a minimal staff and bringing on more help only when needed. Seasonal and temporary positions are becoming much more common.  Keep in mind that seasonal employment doesn’t only mean holiday retail, but extends to summer […]

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So You Got The Job, Now What?


by Tom Bryan First Day Tips to Help You Keep Your New Job   Congratulations! You’ve accepted an offer for a new job and left the unemployment ranks that are nearly 14 million strong in the United States. With literally millions of individuals vying for a job, your new focus has to be on keeping […]

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Commun Resumay Misteaks


In my profession, I often hear individuals who are struggling to find a job making the statement “If the company would have given me a chance to meet with them I would have landed the job.” My immediate response is to review their resume.  Candidates typically fail to remember that the resume is the teaser, […]