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The Best Job Sites: Making the job of looking for a j...

Today we’d like to feature a guide from Reviews.com. Their team spent six weeks reviewing the most popular sites for job seekers to find which have fresh, frequent, and relevant postings, as well as effective scraping algorithms that pull in listings from other places on the web. They analyzed web-traffic data, consulted with software engineers …Read the rest…

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Feeling Stuck in Your Career? 7 Steps to Making Posit...

Are you sensing a career change is needed, but feeling lost about what steps to take? What would your life look like if you had more clarity about how to achieve your career goals?   Each of us walk a unique path towards career fulfillment. Our career guide will help you  take the first steps towards …Read the rest…

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Conducting a Job Search After Job Loss

As a Career Counselor, I work directly with professionals who are unhappy or dissatisfied with their careers to take charge of their careers, create the work they love, and earn what they deserve. Many people begin to panic after a job loss and begin to sell themselves short. While there may be pressure to find something, …Read the rest…

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Job Interview Advice

Preparation is the key to a successful interview.   Thinking about the kind of information the employer is likely to seek will help you prepare. Basically, there are four questions the recruiter wants answered:   What job does the candidate want? Can the person do the job? Will the person do the job? Will the person …Read the rest…

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How to Write a Resume: Basic Guidelines

Your Guide to Writing Your Resume If you are in a job search you know that your resume is your marketing tool. Your resume should present to an employer your potential by illustrating examples of past accomplishments and experiences using the skills necessary for the job you are seeking. If you are a career changer …Read the rest…

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Job Hunting 101: Resume Writers? Career Coaches? Are ...

This article recently appeared on the Consumer Media Network. Here is the link directly to the article. It’s reprinted below. http://www.cmn.com/2012/05/job-hunting-101-resume-writers-career-coaches-are-they-worth-it/   Job Hunting 101: Resume Writers? Career Coaches? Are They Worth It? May 30, 2012 Posted by Meredith Deliso When you’re looking for a job, the last thing you want to do is spend money …Read the rest…

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Use Your Strengths for Increased Career Happiness

Want to feel more joy in your career? One factor those who feel happy at work have in common is that they utilize their key strengths on a regular basis. Gallup research has shown that people who use their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged at work. Martin Seligman’s research …Read the rest…

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How Career Assessments Can Help You Choose A College ...

Need to Choose a College Major? Choosing your college major? Thinking about your first major career choice can feel overwhelming. How do you choose a college major between the thousands of options available? How does that translate into a major? The truth is, you just have to start somewhere. Many students believe they have to …Read the rest…

4 Things not to Include on Your Resume – Videoc...

1. An Objective Statement: include a profile or summary of qualifications instead. 2. Hobbies & Awards: if not related to your position, leave it off. 3. Tasks or Job Duties: focus on your accomplishments and results instead. Write your resume towards your future position. 4. Excessive Experience: include relevant experience up to 15 years in …Read the rest…

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Dealing with Anxiety & Depression in the Job Sea...

Dealing With Anxiety and Depression Sometimes career unhappiness can lead to discouragement, self-doubt, feelings of inadequacy, hopelessness and depression. Once this happens, it is difficult to muster the motivation to change your career or life situation. This can lead to a lack of self-esteem in your professional role while not necessarily in your basic self-concept …Read the rest…

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7 Things To Leave Off Your Resume

Fine tuning your resume for your job search? Here are a few tips of what to leave off your resume to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward in your job search.   1. An objective statement. Rather, focus on highlighting your primary qualifications in a short summary at the top of your resume. …Read the rest…

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Successful Midlife Career Change

Five Realities of Making a Midlife Career Change Are you considering a career change in midlife? Or are you currently in the career change process? It might helpful to remind yourself of the following realities of midlife career change to help you maintain perspective.   1. Career change is not a linear process. What this …Read the rest…

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Changing Your Career?

Have you considered changing your career? I was invited to interview on mid-life career change. Click below to listen to the interview. Have you successfully changed a career? Share you comments on how you did it, we’d love to hear from you!   If you’re interested in changing your career, join us for an 8-week …Read the rest…


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