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When you’re looking for a position with a top marketing department or firm, you need to stand out as a top candidate. But how do you position yourself as a marketing industry leader when you’re still climbing the career ladder? Maximize your value proposition to employers and position yourself as the kind of marketing leader… Read more »

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Kids aren’t the only ones who love a treasure hunt. When a hiring manager spots the perfect candidate, the same excitement surrounds the find. Unlike kids, however, a hiring manager’s joy doesn’t end with finding the “treasured” candidate – they still have to match that candidate with the right job. And when the perfect opening… Read more »

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Whether you’re actively looking for a job or are focusing your energy on building a career with your current company, maintaining contact with your professional network is key to your career growth. Why Does Networking Work? Networking is one of the most powerful ways to find a new job. Why? People like to work with… Read more »

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It’s the moment of truth. You’ve found the stellar sales and marketing candidate you’re looking for, and your company is ready to extend a job offer. You need to offer a competitive salary, but you also need to encourage the candidate to sign on with your company – not with a competitor. How can hiring… Read more »

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How can you tell if a sales or marketing candidate is using your position as a stepping stone or if he is in it for the long-haul? Here are some tips to make it easier to decide which candidates are worth your investment. Look for employment gaps. Are there unexplained gaps in the candidate’s resume… Read more »

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When you get a job offer that’s a bit lower than you had hoped, it’s hard to decide if you should accept – and hope to make up the salary difference later – or turn it down. Are there reasons other than just compensation to think about when considering a job offer? Ten Non-Salary Factors… Read more »

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Grab the attention of employers with what you put at the top of your resume if you want to keep them reading and stay top-of-mind. If you’ve already done a little research about updating your sales or marketing resume, you may already know that putting an objective at the top of your resume is passé…. Read more »

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Every business wants to keep its “best and brightest” employees, as well as attract new talent to fill openings that develop as the business grows. These two goals are often compatible: when a business supports its established superstars, it creates a “brand” recognized for identifying and developing top talent, making it more likely to attract… Read more »

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Job seekers who have many years of experience in the position for which they are applying may feel like they have a “lock” on the interview or job offer. Unfortunately, a hiring manager may see this experience not as a sign of qualification, but as “overqualification” – which may raise red flags. When a hiring… Read more »

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A “valuable” member of the team brings needed skills, experience, and perspective to the job – but an “invaluable” member contributes so much the team can’t imagine working without them. While being valuable is important, becoming invaluable is, well, invaluable. To position yourself as an invaluable employee, focus on embracing your position and identifying personal… Read more »