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What is your Hirability Quotient (HiQ)?

What is your Hirability Quotient (HiQ)?

Everyone on both sides of the hiring equation today is super-connected and hyper-resourced. So, as Thomas Friedman points out in the NY Times, “every boss now has cheaper, easier, faster access to more above average software, automation, robotics, cheap labor and cheap genius than ever…

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Your special-ness

Your special-ness

We all believe we’re really good at what we do. And we’d better be able to convey our special value to clients and hirers. Otherwise how will they find out? When we discover a new company don’t you, as I do, head for the About…

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Career Q+A: Job changes, Resume updates

Career Q+A: Job changes, Resume updates

CYNOPSIS CLASSIFIED ADVANTAGE ~ ASK THE EXPERTS ~ Questions from our Readers Answered by Michael Pollock Q: How many jobs changes can one have before a red flag goes up? A: No given number if otherwise your story makes sense. But too many changes could…

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First person or third person in resumes

First person or third person in resumes

First published in Cynopsis Classified Advantage OK this is a controversial one. Goodness me a lot of hot air and opinion and conformity and so-called best practice rules and heaven knows what else surround the topic of resumes. But still there are so many dreary,…

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Career Q+A: On including objectives and professional advancement in your resume

Career Q+A: On including objectives and professional advancement in your resume

As seen in Cynopsis Classified Advantage ~ ASK THE EXPERTS ~ Questions from our Readers Answered by Michael Pollock   Including professional advancement on your resume Q: Is it really important to put professional advancement or interests on your resume?     If so, should it be…

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Resumes again

Resumes again

I do keep banging on about resumes, but so many people are so obsessed with them. They seem to think that doing their resume is the same as getting a job. They invest so much of themselves in the layout and the chronology and where…

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Looking for a job? Do you have a communications plan?

Looking for a job? Do you have a communications plan?

Most people spend a lot of time fussing with their resume. I myself never met a resume I didn’t want to rewrite – even the one I rewrote myself last week. All this is good: your resume provides an invaluable structure for you to craft…

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Is your resume just fluff?  Parsons students recognize the need for tangible claims.

Is your resume just fluff? Parsons students recognize the need for tangible claims.

I was privileged recently to spend a couple of hours with a wonderful group of designers graduating from Parsons, The New School for Design. These talented young people were about to hit the job market and I had been asked to give them some pointers….

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Tell them what to say about you

Tell them what to say about you

I paid a rare visit to a McDonalds recently where I ordered a Southern Style Chicken Sandwich and sat to refuel myself at a table with parking lot view. (My apologies to all my former Burger King advertising colleagues.) Opening the clamshell box I read…

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Employers could be looking for you right now

Employers could be looking for you right now

If you think that to get a new job you have to apply for it, think again. Employers are actively searching for candidates who may not even be looking. So make sure they can find you and when they do, what they find is current…

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