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Thomas Patrick Chuna

06.15.2017 |    810 |   reply |
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Today we’re continuing on the topic of networking…last time, we talked about how to say hello...now, we’re going to talk about what to say AFTER you say hello.  Like always, there is a right way and a wrong way to start off a conversation…the wrong way is to launch into a sales pitch about yourself without taking a breath…the other wrong way is to say, “Hi I’m George, are you guys hiring? Do you know anyone who is hiring? Okthanksbye”…you guys think I’m kidding - but I’ve actually overheard that last one.  The right way to open up a conversation is...


Thomas Patrick Chuna

05.26.2017 |    1,305 |   reply |
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Hello everyone!  Over the last few months, we have talked about how to utilize headhunters, and what impact they have and don't have on your job search.. This time around, we are going to talk about another “tried and true” method to get jobs, NETWORKING.  The word networking means different things to...


Thomas Patrick Chuna

04.25.2017 |    1,756 |   reply |
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Hello everyone!  This month we are continuing the discussion about headhunters, and what they mean to you as a job seeker.  In previous blogs, I made the following points about headhunters:  1) Headhunters really aren't the best place to focus most of your efforts as a job seeker2) The best strategy is to manage your...


Thomas Patrick Chuna

02.01.2017 |    3,445 |   reply |
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Hello everyone!  I wanted to take the time to circle back and continue the discussion about headhunters, and what they mean to you as a job seeker.  In previous blogs, I made the following points about headhunters:  1) Headhunters really aren't the best place to focus the bulk of your efforts as a job...


Thomas Patrick Chuna

12.14.2016 |    3,322 |   reply |
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Hello Everyone!  Thanks to everyone who attended my last webinar, I really appreciate all of you, and I hope we did some good together.  This time of year is a great time to reflect, and take stock. It's also a great time to keep your foot on the gas and keep up...


Thomas Patrick Chuna

08.31.2016 |    5,018 |   reply |
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Hello Everyone!  Last month, I mentioned that I will talk about the right way to approach, work with, and manage your expectations regarding headhunters, both independent, and their corporate counterparts. We'll start with the right way to approach one. The right way is to do you homework, and find one who specializes...


Thomas Patrick Chuna

07.11.2016 |    5,313 |   reply |
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Hello Everyone! This month I wanted to speak from some personal experience.  I am part of a facebook group for professional recruiters, and it encompasses all types of recruiters: Internal, third party recruiters ( TPR) and anyone else that works on acquiring talent for companies. Myself, I have been a TPR, and...


Thomas Patrick Chuna

06.17.2016 |    4,653 |   reply |
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Hello everyone!  This month, I wanted to focus on something that “SHOULD” go without saying, but I see it enough that I am moved to make it my topic this time around.  I don't know what job seekers are thinking when they do this, but I see everyone from life science gurus...


Thomas Patrick Chuna

05.06.2016 |    4,950 |   reply |
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Hello everyone! Rather than talk about the nuts and bolts of job search this month, I wanted to touch on the mental game of job search.  Let's be real, the mental aspect, or “mindset”, is really the most important part. Without the proper frame of mind, you have nothing. It's like having...


Thomas Patrick Chuna

04.04.2016 |    4,753 |   reply |
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This month, I wanted to tackle a subject I get asked about constantly, and that is the subject of resumes.  Normally the question comes in two forms:1) What's the best resume format?2) Is my resume any good? I make the distinction because while they concern the same subject, they are in fact different questions...


Thomas Patrick Chuna

03.07.2016 |    4,193 |   reply |
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Hello Everyone!  Today we are going to talk about the most aggravating part of job search, at least according to the emails I get: the “hurry up and wait” aspect of job seeking.  Everyone wants to know how to move the process along. The first thing to know is that there is...


Thomas Patrick Chuna

02.10.2016 |    4,272 |   reply |
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Hello Everyone!  This month I wanted to address the barrage of articles out there that have to do with “the top trends for job seekers in 2016”, or “things every job seeker should know” and the like.  While you may find some useful nuggets amongst the clutter, the articles all seem to...


Thomas Patrick Chuna

01.01.2016 |    3,787 |   reply |
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The dreamer believes the road will someday get easier. The doubter wonders what disasters are waiting down the road. The doer never takes their foot off the gas pedal.  Hello Everyone!  This is that magical time of year when everyone focuses on the idea of new things, and fresh starts.  The holidays are done, and...


Thomas Patrick Chuna

12.04.2015 |    4,938 |   reply |
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Hello Everyone!  There is an old saying, that goes “He who hesitates is lost”.  This is very true in life. If you spend too much time dithering, and calculating what might or might not happen, if you do or don't do something, chances are,the opportunity will be gone before you get off...


Thomas Patrick Chuna

11.16.2015 |    4,667 |   reply |
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One of the problems of conventional wisdom is that it's not always wise. In fact, it can put unnecessary obstacles in your way. This time of year, the conventional wisdom is:  1) Nobody does any hiring over the holidays…2) …So it's pointless to job hunt…3) Until after the first of the year, when things pick...


Thomas Patrick Chuna

09.22.2015 |    5,888 |   reply |
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The word “networking” terrifies a lot of people..jobseekers “know” they need to do it, but the prospect can be very overwhelming, especially if you think you don’t know anyone..if that’s you, here’s how to get started.  You might think my premise is silly, but I assure you, the number one excuse...
Tags: Facebook, job search, LinkedIn, networking


Thomas Patrick Chuna

08.24.2015 |    5,686 |   reply |
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Hello Everyone!  Our topic this time is how to avoid making the hiring authority think you are an unreliable flake.  If you give that impression, all the latest fads in job search won't help you. Job search is difficult enough, without putting roadblocks in your own way. You have to remember that...
Tags: job hunting etiquette


Thomas Patrick Chuna

08.05.2015 |    9,112 |   reply |
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Hello Everyone!  This time we're going to take a look at three foundational principles that will keep you organized and focused on your job search.  Anyone who has read my blogs for a long time knows that I am a firm believer in not spinning your wheels. Spinning your wheels causes anxiety,...
Tags: how to do proper job search, job search process


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