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Vince Font

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How to nail a phone interview

Posted by Vince Font on Dec 1, 2017 11:00:00 AM

It’s easy to get a little lazy during a phone interview. While the interviewer may not know that you’re still in your jammies and have bed-head, it may subtly change how you conduct yourself. Let’s face it, there’s nothing quite as relaxed as talking to a prospective employer from the comfort of your living room in your shorts and T-shirt. But if you want to improve your chances of landing the job, you’d do well to treat the phone interview like an in-person meeting. 

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Filling Employment Gaps with Strategic Volunteering

Posted by Vince Font on May 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Searching for employment is hard enough without having to explain job gaps on your resume. But explain you must, especially if you want to come off looking like a valuable commodity. It’s no secret that unexplained spells between jobs stick out like a sore thumb and are one of the first things that potential employers zero in on when considering you for a position.

The good news is, there are steps you can take to turn that negative into a positive. Strategic volunteering is one of them.

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Essential skills to include on your resume

Posted by Vince Font on Oct 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM

If you’ve done your homework on all of the various methods of improving your resume, you’re no doubt well aware of the importance of listing out your skills - all the better for a Hiring Manager or Human Resources Specialist to get an idea of what you’ll bring to their company in a single glance.

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The coming social media video marketing transformation

Posted by Vince Font on Sep 23, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Social Media Video Marketing

If you’re not already convinced that creating and posting video content on social media has the power to establish brand and transform a company’s performance, then you haven’t been paying attention. Either that, or maybe you just haven’t heard some of the most compelling statistics to back up that assessment. Here’s a quick, compelling read that will prove running a social media marketing campaign without video is the same as trying to win a race while only driving in first gear.

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What to do if you don't hear back on a job

Posted by Vince Font on Aug 28, 2014 5:00:00 AM

One of the toughest parts about looking for a job is knowing when to be a pest and knowing when to give it time. Everyone’s been there. You pull off what you consider to be the best interview of your life, float all the way home on cloud nine, and settle down beside the phone to wait for the call. You wait… and you wait some more. When it’s obvious enough time has passed that you should have received a call, you begin to worry. What’s your next move? In the most unenviable of job hunting scenarios, there are a few things you can do to deliver subtle “pokes” to your potential new boss to make sure he or she doesn’t forget about you.

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Video marketing trends you should adopt today

Posted by Vince Font on Aug 26, 2014 4:11:08 AM

The mushroom growth in popularity for online video platforms like Vine and YouTube have proven consumers are in love with video. Marketers are also deeply in love with it as a platform that can infuse their efforts with the kind of potent ZING that’s often difficult to achieve via traditional channels. With more mobile devices than ever now capable of accessing video from anywhere there’s a signal, video marketing has become an imperative. Here’s a closer look at some of the evolving trends everyone should jump on board with to take advantage of the explosive growth of video marketing.

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Does your resume really need an objective?

Posted by Vince Font on Aug 25, 2014 5:00:00 AM

The modern resume seems to be in an eternal, ever-changing state of flux. What everyone yesterday thought was an absolute essential inclusion to the resume is suddenly old news, superfluous, and in some cases a bad idea. Including an objective in your resume may not fall into the latter category of “bad” - but according to a study that asked more than 70 employers what they thought, resume objectives are now seen as a total waste of space.

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Secrets of the Social Media Resume & Developing Your Personal Brand

Posted by Vince Font on Jul 31, 2014 10:00:00 AM

If you’ve never seen Philippe Dubost’s online resume, widely considered to be one of the most unique in existence, then you may not know the extent to which anyone can use the internet to market themselves professionally.

Dubost is a Web Product Manager who employed his skills and inventiveness to create a webpage that looks just like an Amazon.com product page, complete with “product” details, customer reviews (from his previous employers), and a cleverly placed hyperlink to his LinkedIn profile.

Dubost’s online resume is original in every sense of the word, but he’s not the only individual out there using the power of the web and social media to build his personal brand and make himself a hot commodity among prospective employers.

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Signs Your Resume/Portfolio Needs a Makeover

Posted by Vince Font on Jul 25, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Every so often, it’s good to take a long hard look in the mirror and reevaluate your job search tools. Especially if you’re having a tough time landing that highly coveted freelance web designer job you know could kick your career up to the next level. Before you throw in the towel and resign yourself to being happy with what you’ve been able to accomplish, take an honest look at your resume/portfolio, keeping your eyes open for some of the following signs that could indicate it’s in dire need of a makeover.

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Facebook Brand Marketing Gets More Difficult

Posted by Vince Font on May 11, 2014 1:00:00 PM

Recent news from the business world is sending brands and social media mavens alike into fits of instability regarding the potential loss of Facebook as a free advertising tool. In recent articles from Bloomberg Businesweek and other sources, it’s being reported that Facebook has plans in the works that could decrease the percentage of visibility of non-paying brands to a staggeringly low one to two percent.

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