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Submit Linkedin Profile To Apply: We Don't Want Your Resume

Guaranteed anyone who might consider you for a position will view your LI profile.   LinkedIn is a platform for over 277 million  resumes and supporting documentation.  It is imperative your profile presents powerful insight into who you are and the value you can bring to an organization.  This short video addresses the shifting career paradigm and how you must adapt.  Would love your comments and feedback.

The 30-Second Elevator Pitch Should be Banned, Burned, and Buried (Part 2 of 2)

This video is part 2 of why I believe every executive must ditch the classic 30-second elevator pitch while interviewing.  You can view part 1 by clicking here. I discuss altenative strategies that those who are conducting a job search should implement into their interviews. Would love your feedback! 

Below the video is the text version of for both of these videos.  

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The 30-Second Elevator Pitch Should be Banned, Burned, and Buried (Part 1 of 2)

Virtually every HR leader, career coach and career book will tell you to create a 30-second elevator pitch to answer the question:  "Tell Me About Yourself."   In my opinion, that is the worst way to answer that question.  Your pitch will sound canned and you will have not done anything to separate yourself from everyone else.  Ditch the elevator pitch and start thinking on your feet.

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Are you a Timex Watch in a Digital World?

This post continues to reaffirm how imperative it is for executives to adapt to the new career paradigm.  Every day, without exception, I talk with executives who just don't get it.  The net result is they are out of work, out of touch and will be left out in the cold.

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Thank You Letters are Boring: Give Yourself a Competitive Edge

Thank-you letters are so boring.  But you feel compelled to write one because the career books, career counselors, and HR managers tell you that is what you are supposed to do.  If you don’t do it, then you failed to show professional courtesy.  If you do send one, the recipient will appreciate it, but it is rarely the defining factor that gets you the job.  Furthermore, they all sound alike. Yawn.

So here are a few thoughts on giving yourself a competitive edge by writing Thank You letters with pizzazz.

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