Strategies that Get You Hired!

Great Candidates are Getting Hired Every Day

What makes a candidate a "great" candidate? The ability to communicate value, solve problems, deliver bottom-line results, and build long-term relationships. Nine out of ten candidates fail to understand the importance of strategically marketing themselves. In today’s competitive economy you need to

I’m Mary Jeanne Vincent, Career Expert + Strategist and Career Talk columnist. My clients are successful executives, professionals and new careerists who are willing to invest in themselves to achieve their career goals. If you are looking for assistance with your résumé or LinkedIn profile, interview preparation or salary negotiation coaching, career or job search strategy let’s talk!



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June 6, 2017

LinkedIn Marketing Tips

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May 24, 2017

When to ask for a Reference

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March 13, 2017

Asking for a Raise

Timing can be a key factor when asking for a raise. Here are five excellent opportunities to ask for a raise. The first obvious opportunity is […]

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