Building a Professional Presence Online


Article written By Alison Doyle, Job Searching Expert

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“There may not be much difference between personal and professional branding, but from my perspective, your professional brand is what matters to a potential employer, networking contact, or anyone who can help you find a job or grow your career. It’s more than a case of making sure your personal brand reflects who are as a person. It’s also making sure that the information available about you online is visible, available, and relevant – to where you are in your career and where you want to go next”.

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How to Interview for a Job Over Lunch or Dinner


By Alison Doyle, Job Searching Expert

Interviews are often stressful – even for job seekers who have interviewed many times. Interviewing can be even more stressful when you are expected to eat and talk at the same time.

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One of the reasons employers take job candidates out to lunch or dinner is to evaluate their social skills and to see if they can handle themselves gracefully under pressure.

Dining with a prospective employee allows employers to review your communication and interpersonal skills, as well as your table manners, in a more relaxed (for them) environment. Table manners do matter. Good manners may give you the edge over another candidate, so, take some time to brush up your dining etiquette skills.

Job Interview Thank You Letters by Alison Doyle, Job Searching Expert


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“Writing a thank you letter after a job interview is a must! In fact, some employers think less of those interviewees who fail to follow-up promptly.

Use your thank you letter to highlight the ways your skills and experience are a good match for the position. Also, if there’s something you forgot to mention during the interview, this is an opportunity to bring it up”.

“Writing a thank you letter after a job interview is a must! In fact, some employers think less of those interviewees who fail to follow-up promptly.

Use your thank you letter to highlight the ways your skills and experience are a good match for the position. Also, if there’s something you forgot to mention during the interview, this is an opportunity to bring it up”.