Highly Effective References

Highly Effective References

Many job seekers put together a thoughtful job search plan, prepare their resume and cover letter carefully, and agonize over their interview attire, but when it comes to their references, they just type up some names, phone numbers, and email addresses and call it done. The good news: because so many people just throw their reference list together, this is an area where it’s easy to stand out.  

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VOTW 031219 | Questions Your References are Likely to be Asked

VOTW 031219 | Questions Your References are Likely to be Asked

This week’s topic is how to serve your network.  For the Video of the Week, we’re featuring one of our favorites: Drew Dudley’s “lollipop moments” TEDx Talk about everyday leadership.  Invest 6 minutes in this great reminder that a small favor can make a big difference.  And check back for Thursday’s post on easy ways to help others in your network. 

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You've had the Thanksgiving feast...now it is Cyber Monday!

You've had the Thanksgiving feast...now it is Cyber Monday!

You’ve had the Thanksgiving Feast...

Stood in line for the deals of the century...

Took a nap over the weekend and watched a game, binge watched that show you have been wanting to watch, or spent time with friends or family...

And now?

You are back at work.

Things haven’t changed since before the holiday, have they?  They probably won’t change in the new year either.  In fact, they probably haven’t changed for a long time now, right?

Are you ready to move your career to the next level?

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Is your résumé in need of a redo?

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Today Apochromatik is launching Résumé Redo.

Résumé Redo comes after months of assisting clients with application materials for new jobs, board appointments, advanced degrees, and promotions. Our clients tell us they have more confidence and they get the results they want when their résumé, cover letters, writing samples, and references are targeted for their specific goals.

We have interviewed professionals across the country to develop standards to make your materials stand out. Now you can benefit from the services of Apochromatik Résumé Redo.

Go to www.resumeredo.com and enter your email for information on how to take the next step to join Résumé Redo.

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3 Common Networking Mistakes You Can Avoid

Recently we conducted a Q&A session where we heard from several professionals who asked about networking.  In the next few weeks, we’ll address many of the questions they raised, including how to build a network from the ground up.  First, though, three common networking mistakes you can easily avoid.

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3 Steps to a Highly Effective Reference List

3 Steps to a Highly Effective Reference List

You’ve come up with a thoughtful job search plan.  You’ve prepared your resume and proofread it until your eyes watered.  Your cover letter is perfectly crafted.  (By the way, if these don’t apply to you, we can help. . . .)  Now it’s time to put together your list of references.  That will be easy, right?  Just type up some names, phone numbers, and email addresses and Voila!  You’re done with your application!  Right?  Wrong. 

References don’t need to take long, but they do need to be carefully put together.  The good news: so many people just throw their reference list together, that this is an area where it’s easy to stand out.  Just follow three steps to improve your reference list. 

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