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  • by Jan Melnik - January 11, 2013
    Whether you are happily employed, unhappily working, or out-on-the-market ready for an exciting engagement, smart job search isn’t a matter of ready, set, go anymore. Since the first of the year, I have had more than a handful of inquiries that included comments along the lines of “I just need to get a resume ‘thrown together,’ I don’t need a cover letter, and I’m not going to worry about using LinkedIn, that doesn’t work a...
  • by Jan Melnik - September 20, 2011
    Job seekers still rank networking as the #1 way by which to find their next gig — but Internet job boards took a jump up in prominence. According to the Sept. 2, 2011, issue of Human Resource Executive, in 2010, 41% of new career opportunities were secured through traditional networking. An amazing 25% of new positions were secured through the Internet job boards. Right Management in Philadelphia conducted the survey with 59,1...
  • by Jan Melnik - June 20, 2011
    I’ve been on hiatus from my blog (not my clients, not my private practice, and certainly not my family)… simply because “something had to give.” This past spring I was in the final push to complete my master’s degree and write my culminating project. I can happily report that after three-and-one-half years of diligent, rigorous effort, I earned my Master of Arts degree (Humanities) from Wesleyan University on May 22… summa...
  • by Jan Melnik - October 13, 2006
    First, before beginning any networking, your resume must be ready-to-go—both hard copy and e-mailable. Very likely the first call you make, you will hear “Fax me or e-mail me your resume!” Key numbers to remember when it comes to methods of successful job search and how you allocate your time: Depending upon level, 75% of all jobs are found through networking For executives, up to 9% find new positions through working wi...