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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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. Leave an objective statement off your resume. Rather, focus on highlighting your primary qualifications in a short summary at the top…

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How to Make a Successful Midlife Career Change

Are you feeling frustrated with your current situation and not sure what to do next? Are you considering a midlife career change? Changing a career can be an overwhelming process. The career change process is different for everyone, but it’s no simple task. Start your new career path with a plan. Ask yourself some honest…

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Using Your Career Accomplishments to Communicate Your...

Clarifying Your Career Accomplishments Whether you are looking for a job or wanting to advance your career within your current organization, it is essential to recognize, capture, clarify and communicate your career accomplishments and key strengths to decision-makers.  The foundational tool for communicating your accomplishments is the S.T.A.R story. Situation – a brief synopsis of…

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Coping with a Job Loss

Losing one’s job is a life-changing event affecting many areas of one’s life. In addition to the pressure of finding a new job, financial, familial and emotional stresses ensue. Losing one’s job ranks among the top 10 of 43 stressful life events. Job loss causes severe stress. For workers who have worked a long time…

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Personality Attributes of People Deeply Satisfied wit...

Below lists the personality characteristics of people who have found deeply satisfying careers and are able to maintain that satisfaction over their lifespan. This list was compiled from a study of individuals who were happy and deeply satisfied with their work and career path. Can you identify with any of the items on the list?…

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Do You Have Career Anxiety?

You May Be Experiencing Career Anxiety if You Answer Yes to the Following: Does thinking about your future feel overwhelming and stressful? Do you have doubts about your future or the decisions you make? Do you find yourself saying, “I’m just not sure what to do!”   Choosing a major, deciding on a career path,…

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Dealing with Midlife Change

Dealing with Midlife Change: Benefits of the Midlife Checkup Taking the time to assess how your life is going at midlife and plan for midlife change can result in benefits such as these: -It can help you identify and intensify your inner strengths. -You can find your own voice and express it your own way. -You…

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Changing a Career? Start Small by Taking Charge of Yo...

Are you feeling unhappy, unmotivated, or frustrated in your current position? Does your career situation feel hopeless? You may feel that the only way to ease your pain is to get out of your job and maybe even your career. When feeling confused or hopeless, often the first instinct is to change things.    …


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