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How to Use Social Media to Your Advantage

There is so much debate regarding social media and its proper place in society. It seems like, at times, too much effort is being spent writing and reading posts rather than engaging in activity that is (perhaps) more productive or enriching. One area, however, where...

Dialing the Right Level of Self-Promotion

What is that old line that people will say? Something about “everything in moderation”. This statement is usually made in terms of some type of consumption such as alcohol or fatty foods. You can also make it work, however, for your job search by the use of...

Stay Busy During this Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a whirlwind period of activity involving family, shipping, cooking/baking, etc. If you have a job, you also have to find the ability to focus on your work, which can especially be difficult if you are in a position or industry that gets...

Job Searching During the Holidays

It is that time of year again; a period that many job seekers dread. It is the feared “Bermuda Triangle” of job searching…the holiday season. This time of year does not have to be so horrible. In fact because so many job seekers mistakenly “drop out” out of the...

Successfully Reapplying to a Company

Sometimes the old adage of “don’t take no for an answer” can pay off, especially when it comes to your job search. For many job seekers, they may think erroneously that you only receive one attempt to get hired by a company. They believe that once you have been...

Using Text in Your Job Search!

One of the growing trends for Recruiters is the use of text during the job search process. Texting candidates allows the Recruiter to quickly and easily make contact with a person. While this method of communication may seem natural (and perhaps long overdue) for some...

Reimagining the Job Numbers Game

As much as I can enjoy the connectivity of business social media, it can be heart wrenching to read the posts from connections who are currently seeking work. They generally all start the same way…”I have sent out hundreds of resumes…” The concept of job seeking being...

Use Time Between Jobs Wisely

Many years ago, I wrote about not falling under the spell of thinking your unemployment is an excuse for an extended “vacation” from work. This is especially true if it is the summer or holiday season and you have severance, unemployment, or even some savings to tide...

Hot Tips for a Summer Job Search

The weather is finally turning warmer in WNY and we are settling into weather forecast routine. For those of you reading this issue of WNYJOBS, the summer means more than picnics, sun, and mowing lawn; it also means searching for new employment. The summer is...

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