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31
Mar

Mindy Thomas, Recruiter to Resume Writer – CTL 2010

Here’s our interview with Mindy Thomas from the 2010 Career Thought Leaders conference last week. Mindy talks about the biggest resume mistakes she sees and tells some job hunting stories about her clients.(download mp3)

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29
Mar

Podcast with Twitter Job Search Guide authors

Join Chris Russell as he interviews the 3 co-authors and dive deeper into the job search world through the eyes of Twitter.

This groundbreaking guide from three leading career experts will show you how Twitter can energize your job search and advance your career in just 15 minutes a day. Join millions of users who in few characters than a standard text message have exponentially increased the size of their personal and professional networks by changing ideas, demonstrating subject matter expertise, enhancing their reputation, and developing a fan club. (website)

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26
Mar

CTL 2010: the threshold generation

One of our first interviews from the Career Thought Leaders conference was Valli Swerdlow from VALLI Associates. She talks about the baby boomers 45-65 years old and how they have become the ‘threshold generation’ who cant afford to retire. (download mp3)

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She also points to an article, “Seven Mistakes That Keep Aging Boomers Unemployed” by MetLife Market Institute ’09

1.) I’ll just do what I did before.”

2.)”My experience speaks for itself. Lots of employers would be lucky to have me.”

3.)”I’ve always been successful, so why should things be different now?”

4.) I just need a job. I don’t have time for this touchy-feely stuff about what work means to me.”

5.) I’ll just use a recruiter or some career coaching to get another job.”

6.) I know the answer! I’ll become a consultant…. or maybe a security guard.”

7.) Of course I am good at computers. I have been working with Windows 98 for years.”

25
Mar

Pics from CTL 2010

We just got back from the 2010 Career Thought Leaders conference in Baltimore earlier this week. We’re still sifting through the many interviews we did so stay tuned. In the meantime here’s a few pics. For all the pictures check out our facebook page.