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October 2013

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Alkar Human Resources
Welcome to our brand new information hub, "Hired!". Each month we are going to present you with the most cutting-edge tips, best practices, and information to help you take the next step in your career.
Job Search Tactics Stuck in the Stone Age?
Strategic Planning for “YOU Inc.”
Today's social media provide amazing ways to uncover job opportunities, build your network and get noticed by hiring managers--but only if you use them correctly! Bring your job search efforts into the 21st century (please!) with these tips.

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Americans buy 20 million pounds of candy corn each year, making it the top-selling Halloween candy. The sweet, waxy treat was invented 132 years ago by George Renninger. (source:

Q: How far can a pumpkin travel?
A: The world record for Pumpkin Chuckin' (shot out of an air cannon) is 4,424.28 feet--over three-quarters of a mile! That's one mobile gourd!
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Blog Link of the Month: Don't Just Say It--Show It!
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Hey, creative professionals--are you using LinkedIn's portfolio feature?
Interviewing Tip of the Month:
After the interview, always, always send a "Thank You" letter. Not everybody does it, so it's a great way to stand out! Use these tips:
  1. As soon as you get home (while the interview is still fresh in your mind), compose your note.
  2. Instead of sending a generic "one size fits all" letter, step into the interviewer's shoes and address the points which seemed most important to him or her.
  3. Restate your qualifications and identify relevant accomplishments or experiences that you did not mention in the interview.
  4. Keep it both brief and professional.
  5. Have a friend proofread your note and send it within 24 hours of the interview.
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Our Candidate Resource Center includes:
  • Managing Your Career
  • Achieving a Work/Life Balance
  • Land that Job
  • Personal Success
  • Best of the Web
  • On the Job

If you haven't checked out our resource center yet, we hope you will now!

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