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    Job Search Guide - Letters of Recommendation
by Kimberly Schneiderman and Tim Muma - Oct, 2013
It can be a difficult task to effectively toot your own horn and convince an employer how great you are. However, when other people recommend your skills, experience and character, that can put you over the top. Kimberly Schneiderman, owner of City Career Services, gives us some important advice on how to make sure your letters of recommendation hit the mark, sell you effectively, and put you on top of the candidate list. J...
 
  “What if” Scenarios Facing Job Seekers and Strategies That Help
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Apr, 2014
This month, allow me to share with you an excerpt of a career planning book for which I am a contributing writer. The chapter I wrote was on the “What if” scenarios facing job seekers and strategies to help them work around those issues. The topic I choose for this newsletter is one that many people face – working with professionals from other generations as equals – or even superiors – in a job. After all, just a few yea...
 
  3 Scripts to Power Up Your Job Search
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Apr, 2014
One thing clients often say to me is “Hold on, I want to write down what you just said.” Or “Your wording is perfect; I wish I could remember it when I am in the interview!” Whenever this happens, I am honored to have gained the trust and confidence of my clients. And, like most situations, things can be a bit clearer from the outside so that is definitely an advantage I have when coaching clients. With that mind, today I...
 
  5 LinkedIn Strategies for You
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Mar, 2014
I am sharing 5 ways you can use LinkedIn for your job search or business goals. Whether you are a novice user, or experienced social networker, I’m here to give you insight into tools on the site to help you reach your goals. Let's get started! 1. Advanced Search: Have you ever noticed that little word " advanced" next to the search bar? It took me a long time to notice it and even longer to click on it. Once I did, it open...
 
  "What If" Scenarios Facing Job Seekers and Strategies That Help
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Feb, 2014
Dear Leah, This month, allow me to share with you an excerpt of a career planning book for which I am a contributing writer. The chapter I wrote was on the "What if" scenarios facing job seekers and strategies to help them work around those issues. The topic I choose for this newsletter is one that many people face - working with professionals from other generations as equals - or even superiors - in a job. After all, just...
 
  3 Realistic Networking Tips!
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Nov, 2013
Networking is sometimes a four-letter word that makes people visualize painful situations in which they are supposed to be captivating and engaging when they really feel like crawling under a rock. It doesn't have to be like that! Follow the three strategies presented in today’s newsletter and it will be just a bit easier for you. Plus, as we head in to the holidays, you will likely have several opportunities to have con...
 
  Letters of Recommendation – Yay or Nay?
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Nov, 2013
Given our online world, what is the relevancy of traditional letters of recommendation? The concept of the letter itself is very relevant. The value derives from the ability to have others, that know your work very well, speak about your experience in a way that entices and connects with employers. Traditionally, letters of recommendation were written on embossed letterhead of your former company and was signed b...
 
  5 Quickies To Help Give Your Job Search a Boost
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Sep, 2013
1. We vs. I: In our society, we (notice I said ‘we’) often use the word ‘we’ to describe our work. It is inclusive and allows you to share credit for your work with others on your team. The problem is, it doesn’t tell anyone what your role was on the team! Try balancing your use of ‘we’ and ‘I’ so people know what you did on a project versus what the goals and actions of the entire group were! 2. “I believe… I think… I fee...
 
  Three 'What if's' of writing Your Resume
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Sep, 2013
If you have ever tried to write your own resume you know some of the conundrum and "What if" situations that I deal with on a daily basis with clients. The scenarios are endless ¨C from lack of experience to too much experience and everything in between on every topic in between! Today, let's look at three 'What if' scenarios to help you in crafting a resume that impresses hiring managers and gets you called for interviews...
 
  Deception & Interviewing – Learn to Tell the Truth!
by Kimberly Schneiderman - May, 2013
If you have had an interview coaching session with me, you know that I tout a few strategies – being specific, telling meaningful STAR stories, and using the word “I” in describing your work. Well, this week I found out that not only are my strategies right on track, but they also align with fraud examiners tests for truth-telling! In the Jan/Feb 2012 edition of Fraud Magazine, an article titled “The 10 Tell-tale Signs of...
 
  Top 5 Tips for Job Seekers
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Apr, 2012
When I was asked to prepare a list of top 5 tips for job seekers for the materials for ASIS’s May 18 Career Transition event, at first I couldn’t decide where to start. Should I list 5 resume tips? Cover letter tips? Ack! There are so many “basic” tips out there that limiting ideas to “top 5” is actually a daunting task. Of course, I was able to take a step back and asked myself what tips job seekers usually don’t hear. Fr...
 
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