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Here is a resource that I have found invaluable. Using these principles has
always resulted in a job offer (if I got an interview), and increased my
interviews by about 50% compared to what I was doing before.
Nick Corcodilo <http://www.asktheheadhunter.com/whoisnick.htm>s is the
headhunter, and he also has a book that I recommend to anyone who is looking
for work. Listed on his main Web page, it's inexpensive, short, and really
can make a difference if you follow his advice. Not only that, but he
answers e-mail questions! He helped me a lot.
I will also look at your resume too, and see if I have any comments--I used
to have a resume business and most folks had good success with the makeovers
I suggested. (No charge to out of work technical writers.)
Good luck :-)
On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 10:56 AM, Barry Baldwin <barry -dot- baldwin -at- gmail -dot- com>
> Hi All,
> I just wanted to thank everyone who responded to my questions. I'll keep on
> tweaking the resume, networking as best I can, and keep my ears to the
> With the economy in its current condition, it looks like I've got a tough
> row to hoe, but I have to believe that I can bring real value to an
> organization that eventually someone will recognize that.
> Thanks again for your responses and support.
> Barry Baldwin
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