For Career Success, Look Beyond Social Media!

In many new and exciting ways, social media enables you to accelerate your career by making it easy to establish your credibility, build trust, and network effectively.  Nowadays, building and applying social media skills are essential to successful career management. One of the best ways to gain social media expertise is to follow thought leaders such as those profiled by … Continue reading For Career Success, Look Beyond Social Media!

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Reapplying = Job Search Magic!

I was SHOCKED to read this morning that in a recent poll, almost 40% of job seekers said they wouldn't bother reapplying to a company they hadn't heard back from! These are missed opportunities, because the time needed to reapply is usually much less than that required for the initial application. Reapplying demonstrates self-motivation, tenacity, … Continue reading Reapplying = Job Search Magic!

What Exactly is Personal Branding, and Why Should You Really Care?

Since the turn of the millennium, the field called "personal branding" has gathered momentum and is now causing major buzz amongst both entrepreneurs and traditional employees (in other words, everyone who's out there earning a living).  More and more people are realizing its tremendous power for enabling career success. So what exactly is personal branding? Personal branding how … Continue reading What Exactly is Personal Branding, and Why Should You Really Care?

14 Ways to Unchain Yourself from LinkedIn!

LinkedIn is excellent for increasing one's visibility, building one's credibility, and powering up one's self-marketing efforts while connecting with employers, clients, and many other parties. However, depending too much on LinkedIn is like "putting all your eggs in one basket", and the more LinkedIn dominates the professional networking space, the more we'll all have to play by LinkedIn's rules. Fortunately, many LinkedIn … Continue reading 14 Ways to Unchain Yourself from LinkedIn!

Be a Jobsearch Star : Learning More from Mock Interviews

Although I've specialized in résumé strategy and development throughout my career, many of my clients have queried me on how to really shine during job interviews. The maxim "practice makes perfect" is as true for interviewing as it is for any other important activity.  And although my clients know this, I've heard more than a … Continue reading Be a Jobsearch Star : Learning More from Mock Interviews

Welcome to the NOVA Career Strategies Blog!

If you're ready to accelerate your career, you've come to the right place. Here you'll find, from both myself and other career experts, a wealth of up-to-date advice on career-related topics such as résumé development, LinkedIn strategies, and personal branding. Thanks for visiting, and come back again soon! To Your Success! Paul Raworth Bennett (Founder and Principal of … Continue reading Welcome to the NOVA Career Strategies Blog!