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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 www.RickGillis.com
Will Millennials Be The Last Generation To Receive

Will Millennials Be The Last Generation To Receive Benefits?

Millennials are defined as that generation that came to young adulthood around 2000, thus the term. I wonder if millennials will be the last generation to receive benefits as we know them today. What does the future hold? Let's find out.
06/29/2016 10:17 EDT
How To Get Past The Gate

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
Who Really Looks At Your Resume? (Hint: Not A

Who Really Looks At Your Resume? (Hint: Not A Human)

With the overwhelming number of applications and resumes received daily, recruiters MUST do all they can to manage the flow, which means relying on resume filtering software. These tips will help you optimize your resume so it can dodge the natural software filters and get you in a room with a real human being.
01/29/2016 05:49 EST
Proving Your Value Can Land You The Job

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
Yes, There Is A Hiring

Yes, There Is A Hiring Season

Hiring seasons might seem like myths, but they exist. Understanding when managers at companies will likely have open job positions can be crucial for everyone looking for careers
12/07/2015 04:35 EST
6 Ways To Promote Yourself Without Bragging Or Being A

6 Ways To Promote Yourself Without Bragging Or Being A Jerk

In today's intensely competitive, hyper-social work world, self-promotion is no longer just a professional responsibility. It's a career survival skill. Employers must know your real value. Otherwise you'll frequently find yourself on the losing end professionally.
11/12/2015 02:26 EST