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Video Resume Explosion: A Career Industry Perspective

I am a member of Career Directors International CDI, an outstanding organization of professional resume writers and career coaches.  Today I wrote a post for their members addressing Google's announcement of launching a Video Resume Site.   In many circles, video resumes are misunderstood, but they are the wave of the future.  I have copied my post to CDI below.  It is provocative and controversial.  My intent is to motivate and serve the careers industry.  I wanted to share this post with the general public so that they can better understand the role of video resumes in the new career paradigm.  I welcome your comments.

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Executives Should Think Like Teenagers to Drive their Careers or Lead Organizations 

When I was a college professor, I used to conduct  creativity exercises with students, focus groups, and corporate leadership teams.  The exercise was simple.  I held up a paper click to the group.  I asked the participants to write down as many uses for the paperclip that they could possibly think of in a period of two minutes.  Two rules:  1. quantity was more important then quality and 2. don’t judge the merit of your idea.

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Sneak Peek of my Ladders Article and Importance of Advice for your Search

It is my sincere wish that 2009 will bring great things to you and your family. Even though 2008 has brought career challenges for many people, there are opportunities out there. You need to be in the right place at the right time and with the right message. If you are still in the job market, then Corporate Warriors can be the catalyst to make that happen.

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Out of the Box Interview Strategies

Ok, Gang, today we're going to break some more rules with some innovative interviewing strategies. If you're currently searching for a job I want you to try out some of these ideas during your next interview and see what happens.

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How to Translate Knowledge Into Power In Your Job Search

Learning new things and developing a wealth of knowledge is, of course, important. I personally have taken many courses and seminars just for the fun of it. I am also an avid reader and enjoy becoming absorbed in new ideas or subjects written by others. But in a job search or in your professional growth, what is relevant is knowing how to use your knowledge. Therein lies the power.

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