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Another Story for Job Seekers

Personal branding & social media tips and tools for those seeking their next customer – if you’re looking for a job, you’re looking for a customer

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The Story on Personal Branding + Social Media

When you're seeking your next opportunity – whether you're looking for a job, or looking for your next customer (and isn't that the same thing?) – you need to know how to communicate your value, and live your brand. Today @ the Greater Richmond Technology Council's TechNOW event for technology workers seeking their next opportunity, [&hellip

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The Story (& the Song) Remain the Same

I think I'm on to something. Not that this is entirely a surprise, but it's nice when the universe sends you positive feedback fast. Today, the Greater Richmond Technology Council had an IT recruiter + candidate mixer called TechNOW. Given the current landscape locally, with Qimonda closing its chip plant, Genworth dealing with a mortgage-market [&hellip

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The Story on the Whole Jobs Thing (at Least AFAIC…)

Jobs numbers have, to quote Forbes Magazine, fallen “off the table”. Everyone knows at least a dozen people who are un-, or at least under, employed. And several more who are decidedly nervous about their continued employment. Here’s what I’ve been thinking for quite a long time now: jobs are dead. Long live daily individual [&hellip

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Take this job and…

Long ago and far away, or maybe it was just 30 years ago, Johnny Paycheck recorded David Allan Coe’s “Take This Job And Shove It”, which became an anthem for the workin’ man.  And woman. Recent events have me wondering if the word “job” is on the verge of becoming, if not obsolete, at least [&hellip

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