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July 30, 2016

Interviewing: Cell Phone Protocol

Should you bring your cell phone to an interview? The answer is NO. There is only one acceptable place for a cell phone during an interview – Nowhere in sight! Perhaps a part of you might say to yourself that the interviewers have cell phones too, and perhaps some are even sitting right out in … Continue reading “Interviewing: Cell Phone Protocol”

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April 20, 2016

5 Quick Tips to Refresh Your Resume

Eventually most job opportunities will require you to sum up your education, job experience, skills and objective in one handy document: your resume. Has it been a while since you’ve refreshed that all important sheet? Is it feeling a little sad, dated, boring? Here’s a quick checklist of update tips to give a relatively uneventful … Continue reading “5 Quick Tips to Refresh Your Resume”

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April 4, 2016

Interviewing: Appearances Count

Long before I am near enough to talk to you on the street, in a meeting or at a party, you announce your sex, age, and class to me through what you are wearing, and very possibly give me important information (or misinformation) as to your occupation, origin, personality, opinions tastes sexual desires, and current … Continue reading “Interviewing: Appearances Count”

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March 21, 2016

Making the Most of Online Applications

The days of walking into an establishment and asking to hand your resume to the hiring manager are fading fast. It’s become far more efficient and economical for employers to post job openings online. In turn, job seekers are flooding the internet with applications through a variety of listing services or even through direct emails … Continue reading “Making the Most of Online Applications”

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March 9, 2016

Prepare Your Resume for the Spotlight

Writing the perfect cover letter can help engage you with your potential employer. But what if they skim – or just plain skip – the cover letter? Your resume needs to be just as effective when it stands alone. Your resume is, in effect, an advertisement for YOU. Here’s the trick: Just like you wouldn’t … Continue reading “Prepare Your Resume for the Spotlight”

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February 22, 2016

The Job Hunt Blues (and How to Beat Them)

Job searches often start off with a burst of optimism. You think back to the way you got your first couple of jobs and figure you’ll fall into something fairly quickly. You pull up LinkedIn and send messages to an endless list of contacts. But, to your dismay, no one seems to have anything available … Continue reading “The Job Hunt Blues (and How to Beat Them)”

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February 1, 2016

Your Career Path: Time for a new Direction?

Whether you’re kicking off your job hunt or you’re already in the thick of it, a nagging voice may be at the back of your mind saying “is this even what I want to do?” So, is it? We don’t all land upon our dream careers on the first, second, even third tries. If you … Continue reading “Your Career Path: Time for a new Direction?”

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January 18, 2016

Overcoming the Obstacles that Stand in Your Way

What keeps you from having the life and career you really want? Are there obstacles standing in your way? Do you feel you could be doing more with your life but something holds you back? Do you know what you need to do, but are unable to motivate yourself into action? These questions are important … Continue reading “Overcoming the Obstacles that Stand in Your Way”

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January 5, 2016

Skills: A Key to Career Alignment

Take a moment to ask yourself the following questions: • What five skills give you the most energy? • What skills do you frequently engage in that drain you? • Do you focus more on building skills you lack or strengthening skills you enjoy? • How could you increase your usage of the skills that … Continue reading “Skills: A Key to Career Alignment”

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December 20, 2015

Quick Tips for Career Changers in an Employee Driven Market

Although these tips are targeted toward an employee driven market, these can be great advice for career changers at any time! Keep them in your back pocket if you’re in the process of, or considering, a career transition. Know what you are good at and be ready to articulate it. 80% of available employment is never listed anywhere, … Continue reading “Quick Tips for Career Changers in an Employee Driven Market”