Leslie Ayres is The Job Search Guru. A staffing expert and executive recruiter for more than 30 years, she currently places senior executives for cutting-edge technology startups. When the dotcom crash shook the job market and many people found themselves out of work, Leslie also became a job search coach, resume expert and speaker, sharing her expertise in how to get a job that fits, even in a very competitive market.
Leslie is the author of Be Yourself & Get the Job (and Life) of Your Dreams!, a workbook for getting a job search on track, and her newest book is BE REAL: The Simple Secret to Knowing the Perfect Job for You.
Leslie's advice has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News and Wired Magazine, and she is a popular speaker on career and job search topics to youth, college students, tech workers, job seekers and career changers of all ages and from all walks of life. In her private practice, she is a resume expert and magician, and does one-on-one career vision coaching.
Currently living in Music City, a.k.a. Nashville, Leslie's personal checklist for the life of her dreams includes spreading the word about how to have the best job and life ever, going out dancing to techno music, and taking time off to relax in a hammock on a tropical island, where she does her best thinking and writing.
Read more of her articles and expert advice:
Smoking in the Workplace ::: Six Secrets to Working for a Younger Boss ::: You Know You're Old -School When You Remember… ::: Home Office Makeover Tips ::: Best Office Secret Santa Ever! ::: Flashback Friday: Laptops vs. 'Lectrics ::: 9 Can't Miss Gifts for the Business Person or Job Seeker in Your Life ::: Coffee Culture and "The Other Office" ::: 2011's Top Places to Work ::: My New Boss has Asperger Syndrome
Job Search Tips:
Stuck? How to Get Your Job Search Mojo Back ::: Bad Beliefs Might Be Keeping You Unemployed ::: Why It Rocks to Job Hunt During the Holidays ::: What to Do When the Recruiter Calls ::: 10 Hot Specialized Job Search Web Sites ::: Don't Waste Your Time Applying to That Job! ::: Great References are No Accident ::: Resume Submitted but No Response. Now What? ::: 11 Win-Win Salary Negotiation Secrets ::: The Real Reason You Didn't Get the Interview :::7 Things You Should Know About Working with Recruiters
Handshake 101: Put Your Best Hand Forward ::: 3 Revealing Questions to Ask in Your Next Interview ::: What Not to Wear to Your Interview ::: Ace Your Interview by Scripting the Perfect Stories ::: What's Your Body Language Saying About You? ::: What American Idol Teaches Us About Interviewing
Networking and Social Media:
Resumes and Cover Notes:
The Ridiculously Easy Cover Letter ::: How to Proofread Your Resume Like a Pro ::: Six Quick Tips to Bring Your Resume into the 21st Century ::: Hilarious Resume Bloopers ::: 11 Executive Resume Blunders ::: 15 Do's and Don'ts of Cover Notes ::: Why Your Resume Really Is That Important
Is Working for a Startup Right for You? ::: 13 Signs It's Time for a New Job ::: 7 Things to Stop Doing at Work ::: Right-This-Minute Career Resolutions You Can Start Now ::: 65 and NOT Retiring ::: How to Change Careers One Step at a Time ::: Don't Turn Your Back on Free Education ::: Are You In the Right Job at the Wrong Place? ::: Celebrity First Jobs: An Omen of their Future? ::: Memory Slipping? Eight Tips to Bring it Back ::: Head to Toe, How to Look Years Younger at Work ::: How to Help Your Child Choose the Right Career ::: Quitting with Class ::: Avoid Pink Slip Panic: What to Do When You're Laid Off
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