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The Power of Informational Interviewing

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A few weeks ago I submitted a post on interesting job search strategies, and it led to a stream of emails asking me to clarify what I meant by “Informational Interviewing”.  Here’s a more in depth look at what I believe to be the best job search process out there today!

The Value of a Long Term Strategy

First off, I’m not here to say don’t use the want ads!  I’ve used them often when I’m looking for work and so should ...

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I really “Digg” your “Ning” site!

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Digg.com

Do I “Digg” what you have to say?  Such is the premise behind the powerful site Digg.com.  Digg is a collaborative news service where users submit, suggest and vote on stories.  It’s a service with over 25 million users a month and it is completely driven by the likes of you and I.

If you have something interesting to say about a topic you can write a piece and submit it to Digg.  Maybe it has to do with ...

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How Customer Choice Theory Improves Your Persuasive Power

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Many years ago a famous retailer introduced a new high end kitchen product.  It was the best they had to offer and naturally, their most expensive.  When they introduced this item they were expecting to reach a small niche consumer base, but surprisingly, the retailer witnessed a different phenomenon altogether.  Sales for the old item that was replaced in both price and prestige more than doubled immediately upon introduction of the newer higher end item.  In less than a few ...

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Winning Job Search Strategies

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We all know finding work in today’s marketplace isn’t easy.  However, if you’re considering a job change or are just starting your mental health career you might want to take a look at the following principles.  They can help you build a highly effective job search campaign.

1) Think Different

There are lots of obstacles and challenges no matter what your profession.  And each industry brings its own unique set of circumstances.  But perhaps the biggest roadblock for many in our field ...

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Have You Heard Of “The Cluetrain Manifesto”?…The Cluetrain Who?

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Each week, as I go about my day, I’m amazed at how often I stumble upon material I find to be both profound and worth sharing.  The Cluetrain Manifesto is one such example.

Before I begin I should start with the obvious question, “Have you ever heard of the Cluetrain Manifesto?” I certainly had not!

Most “techies” would laugh you and I out of a room just for asking that question!

It’s considered to be the seminal work of the 21st century  ...

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The PowerPoint Dilemma

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Ah PowerPoint!  We’ve all witnessed its use at one time or another.

Years ago I considered myself to be somewhat of an expert in the use of PowerPoint.  There was, however, one minor problem.  My slides were awful…no…they were beyond awful!  I used slides as a crutch and it made me a poor presenter.  I’d pack slides full of information like some sort of stream of consciousness exercise.  My messages were lost in a sea of bullet points and paragraphs.

Here is ...

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