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Establishing a strong, positive, credible online presence, and engaging in Online Reputation Management, is a crucial piece of the job search process at this point! The major profile you want to build out and have a strong image on is LinkedIn. For Programmers, you'd also include GitHub. In this virtual workshop, we'll highlight LinkedIn profile best practices, including: a customized tag line, skills summary, power of recommendations, adding relevant skills, and more!

Want a preview? Here's a blog on 'Online Branding/Reputation Management and LinkedIn Profiles' via https://www.apexsystems.com/Pages/Blog-OnlineBrandingandLinkedInProfiles.aspx

For Developers/Programmers, having a GitHub account is vital.  Learn more about GitHub, and its importance, via this blog from our Applications Practice Director - https://www.apexsystems.com/Pages/Blog--Github.aspx

3/2/2018 11:30 AM
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It’s no surprise that searching for a job can be a very stressful time. Some people believe the job searching process causes as much anxiety as buying a house or planning a wedding.

We’ll highlight our top 14 job search strategies, including advice around best resources for identifying job leads, how to work with Recruiters, follow up protocol on your application/s, resume best practices, candidate branding/marketing, ways to differentiate yourself amongst other applicants, interviewing best practices, communicating with confidence, consideration criteria for evaluating your options, and more. You’ll walk away with 2-3+ suggestions that will make your job search more effective AND less anxiety filled!
3/29/2018 11:00 AM
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Your resume is only a temporary ticket in the door, the interview is the performance that lands you an offer! When it comes to interviewing, "winging it" is not an option. For most, success comes through strategy, preparation, practice, skill development, and more practice and refinement. In this workshop, we’ll highlight our top 20 tips for easing anxieties before an interview, where you should spend your time in effectively preparing, and delivering an interviewing “performance” that separates you from other applicants and leaves a lasting positive impression on your interviewer/s! We’ll share how to create and communicate your “professional elevator pitch,” how to showcase your interest, addressing skills gaps, establishing rapport, handling difficult questions and avoiding the common pitfalls. You will walk away better positioned to showcase your talents and land the offer!

Here's a blog that highlights our top 10 resources/tips related to interviewing if you'd like to review in advance - https://www.apexsystems.com/Pages/blog-TopInterviewTipsof2017.aspx
4/26/2018 11:00 AM
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How do I begin to write a "professional marketing product" (i.e. your resume) that will be seen, capture the attention of my "target audience" (i.e. Recruiter, hiring Manager, HR Rep, etc.), and communicate my skills and background effectively?  There are numerous stressors and hurdles when crafting this very important product, but a helpful first step is understanding those hurdles and identifying a strategy for overcoming!  In this virtual resume workshop, we'll discuss 5 major "resume truths" that exist today and how to address and overcome each to ensure your resume 1.) gets seen, 2.) captures attention and engages the resume reviewer, 3.) is easily digested by a non-technical audience/reviewer, 4.) communicates your impact, and 5.) aligns with a quality LinkedIn or GitHub profile, which is another very important "professional marketing material.”

Here's a blog we wrote on this topic if you'd like to scope out - https://www.apexsystems.com/Pages/Blog-5ResumeTruthsinTodaysJobSearch.aspx
5/31/2018 12:00 AM
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