Matthew Levy's Blog (7)

LinkedIn Etiquette: Using the Standard Invitation Request? Think Twice.

“I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.”

Those of you that use LinkedIn frequently know the above quote well. It is the generic, prepopulated language that LinkedIn provides when you initiate an invitation to

connect with someone. For me, it is like

nails on a chalkboard. Or,…


Added by Matthew Levy on April 26, 2010 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Lost In The Job Search Crowd? Stand Out: “Inside The Box” With Your Cover Letter

We have all seen the TV spots, the newspaper articles and the blog posts about how difficult it is to find a job in the current economic climate where the supply of suitable candidates far outpaces the demand filling


What is a job seeker to do? Pack it in? Hibernate until the next boom? Move to a remote island and



Added by Matthew Levy on February 28, 2010 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Job Search Stalled? Increase Your “Impressions” With A Networking Journal

How many marketing impressions (regardless of the medium) does it take before an individual will recognize the message and/or brand?…


Added by Matthew Levy on February 6, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Your Salary Is High. Why Should We Hire You?

A job seeker recently posed the following question:

“I’ve been faced with the following question over and over. I am sure many other job seekers are confronted with this too. So, I'm curious how job seekers answer the question and what hiring managers think of the answers and the issue in general.

As a job seeker how do you answer this question? The job you are interviewing for pays X. I see from your prior…

Added by Matthew Levy on January 31, 2010 at 7:37pm — 1 Comment

The Hidden Job Market: How the Royal Wave Can Lead to a Job Offer

What is the royal wave and what does it have to do with job search? I’m glad you asked. The royal wave is loosely defined as:

“The type of the hand gesture that royalty gives when passing a crowd, normally from inside an expensive vehicle or on top of a horse drawn carriage. Similar to parade wave but with even less effort required, since everyone is already looking at royalty, there's no need to get their attention with… Continue

Added by Matthew Levy on January 25, 2010 at 10:31am — No Comments

Interviewing? Get the Job Offer: How to Use a Brag Book to Differentiate Yourself from the Competition

I know what you are thinking: mom told me that bragging is a bad thing. I agree that in many situations bragging is not a trait that you want to be associated with. In fact, word association may yield terms such as arrogant, audacious and egotistical.

However, I’d like to a make the claim that while in job search mode, if going about it in the right way, “bragging” might just be the key differentiator between getting the offer and coming in second place. We all know what second… Continue

Added by Matthew Levy on January 17, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

True or False: Your Resume Should Be Your Most Frequently Used Job Search Tool. False. It’s Your Bio…Read on to Find Out Why.

Most job seekers understandably think that their resume is their most important written job search tool. Why? Because most people associate resumes with landing their next job. Resumes are important, even critical, to your ultimate goal of landing your next job. However, resumes are best used only when you are applying for a specific position. After all, that’s the purpose of a resume – to articulate your background, skills, abilities and credentials – with the hopes of garnering an… Continue

Added by Matthew Levy on January 1, 2010 at 9:33am — No Comments


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