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Vitamin of the Week: Matthew Dolce (New Jersey)

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Matthew Dolce (New Jersey)

Born and raised in New Jersey, Matthew’s what you call a super connector. Just ask any of his 500+ LinkedIn contacts!

Want to hear his advice for marketing yourself on social media or the biggest mistake he sees on resumes? Then check out his answers to our 11 Quick Questions!

  1. Biggest mistake people make on their resumes? Putting down tasks rather than accomplishments. It's important to have tasks, but if you can show the positive results that came from those it makes a huge difference to the person reading it!

  2. Best way for freelancers to market themselves on social media? Truthfully!
  3. Favorite social network & why? Definitely LinkedIn. Not just for getting connected with clients, talent, and people who have similar interests, it’s also a great source for motivational quotes.
  4. What’s the BEST thing you can do when you’re looking for a job? Practice your interviewing technique. Use the S.T.A.R. method. It stands for Situation, Task, Action, and Result. I tell my candidates when answering interview questions, always try to keep the position you are applying for in mind. If you can do that successfully, I think it's almost impossible not to be offered the position!

  5. Best tips for a making a great LinkedIn profile? Be as detailed and creative as possible and always have a picture!

  6. Number one mistake people make when hiring a creative? Hiring one based on their pay rate rather than their skill set. In the long run it will cost a lot more to have work corrected several times over than completed right the first time around.

  7. Advice for freelancers to make their first day a successful one? Show up early, work hard, and follow-up throughout the day to make sure you are on the right path. Also, always ask if there is more that you can do when you’re finished!

  8. Best advice to any manager conducting an interview?

Be open to what someone is capable of doing and don’t just judge them on what they’ve done.
  9. Describe your city in 5 words. Highways. Delis. D&D. Muscle Maker.
  10. As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be an ESPN SportsCenter host. Who wouldn't want to be in those ESPN commercials?
  11. Guilty song pleasure? The Backstreet Boys’ "As Long As You Love Me."

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