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6 Creative Ways to Stand Out in Your Job Search!

The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:

From: Peggy McKee, The Medical Sales Recruiter

Can’t get an interview?

Can’t get past the first interview?

Are you demonstrating the levels of commitment, drive, tenacity, skills and organization employers want?

Here are 6 tried and true ways to separate you from other candidates and be the candidate everyone wants to hire:

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How to Get Into the Mind of an Employer

The following post is courtesy of the Recruiting Blogswap:

From: Kevin Donlin

There's an old marketing maxim I live by when advising job seekers.

It comes from Robert Collier, one of the best writers of sales letters and advertising who ever lived.

And it goes like this: To create successful advertising, the writer must enter the conversation already going on in mind of the reader.

Because, everybody is always thinking about something. If you can tap into a person's thoughts with your message, they will pay attention to you.

Applied to your job search, it means that your cover letters should address concerns that are already in the mind of the reader, in this case, your future boss.

Would you like to know two ways to do that, stand out, and get hired faster?

Here they are ...

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TCF Bank Stadium Tour Pictures

I am working on updating Gopher The Roses (Gopher football blog) in time for Saturday's kickoff but for the moment thought you might enjoy these photos.

Back on July 31st, 2009 I was invited to be part of a tour group of the new TCF Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team (marching band too).

Maybe I was included because of my involvement on the Tailgate Committee (a subcommittee of Gopher Game Day), my volunteer activities on and near campus, my 27 years years as a season ticket holder or maybe because the squeaky wheel made enough noise.

I was not shy about my wanting to get in on a tour and I want to thank my friends at the university and athletic department for including me.

Phil Esten, Associate Athletic Director, gave the tour and to be honest I remember very little of what he said. I was too jacked up, taking pictures and trying to take it all in. Someone said (and I agree) that I was the little kid in the group.

What follows are many of the 100+ photos I took that day:

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Minnesota Golden Gopher Football And Head Coach Tim Brewster Using Social Media Sites Like Twitter And Facebook

Over the past year the University of Minnesota Athletic Department has done a wonderful job using social media and social networking sites to promote Gopher football and Head Coach Tim Brewster.

The main site or home for all things Gopher sports related is

For Gopher football and Head Coach Tim Brewster the following sites have been created using social networking sites allowing for more access, news, photos and video:

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2 FREE Online Seminars: Job Search Tool Kit September 9th | LinkedIn A-Z September 10th

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For those not familiar with me and are wondering if a session(s) would be a good use of your time I am an IT Recruiter with 11 years if experience and have been speaking to groups of all ages and skill sets in groups of 20-200 and now online for 7 years.

Here is some background on presentations and interviews I have been a part of and recognition as a Minnesota Social Media Innovator:

While Be Your Own Headhunter is under going a facelift this is how to stay in touch with upcoming seminars:

All presentations are 60-90 minutes with a Q&A that follows.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to attend the sessions during these times (or are seeing this post after sessions have been held) either click MN Headhunter Blog or Be Your Own Headhunter where you will find a calendar of upcoming events or register anyway so you can get the slides via email.

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