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Rick Gillis

Careers expert, Author, Speaker, Personal Promotion ON the Job

Rick Gillis is a nationally recognized careers expert and employment coach specializing in trends and technologies in the modern job search. A onetime workplace radio and TV host, he is a sought-after keynote speaker and the author of five books. His new book is "Promote! It's Who Knows What You Know That Makes a Career". Check him out at
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How To Get Past The Gate Keeper

My clients -- your target companies or organizations -- do not even know you and I exist until we reach out to them. It is our responsibility to make that first touch.There are passive (i.e.: social media) and active (in-person) ways to connect with people you don't currently know but want to. So here is my secret.
02/16/2016 11:28 EST
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Proving Your Value Can Land You The Job Offer

I sometimes tell a story in my presentation about a sales guy who persisted over several months to get an appointment with a corporate buyer. Regardless of how hard he tried he could not get this woman to make the time to see him. She was a "Master of the Universe" in the cosmetics industry based in New York City.
01/08/2016 11:29 EST