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Keep Your Goals in Focus by Keeping Track of Accomplishments

by Joan Lloyd

People don't think about composing a resume until they're forced to do it. They spend hours trying to remember exactly what they were doing three years ago, or even ten years ago. They have difficulty defining what they really do. Could you summarize your job, and what you've accomplished, in one paragraph? 


Getting a Foot in the Door

Job seekers walk a fine line when they are trying to get in the door to be considered for a position. Persistent can become pain in the neck. Eager can be mistaken for desperate. Enthusiasm is a main ingredient in getting hired. Many hiring managers cite enthusiasm as the trait that leads them to greenlight somebody's application, but is there such thing as showing too much enthusiasm? Are there times when it's better to turn it down a notch?


The Art of Mingling: Proven Techniques for Mastering Any Room

by Jeanne Martinet

St. Martin's Griffin, 208 pages, $9.95

Circulating, networking, staying in touch — there are many names for it and mingling is as good as any. For job seekers, mingling is essential. When it's done as an art, it can be a most effective weapon. The Art of Mingling flies in the face of much of the current advice that applies to virtual networking over the Web and on cell phones. It urges readers to relish the face to face interactions that will emblazon them in others' minds and to use these techniques to further their career path.


Q. Does AppleOne do headhunting for permanent positions?

A. AppleOne does recruit for Direct Hire positions. We are a full-service staffing service, so we are constantly working to fill temporary, temporary-to-hire and direct hire opportunities.

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