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What Are Your Skills?

Yes, You Have Skills! Knowing your strongest skills can help you identify good-fit positions and market yourself for the job. Identifying your skills can help you in your job search and interview process. When writing your resume you’ll want to include examples of your top skills and strengths. This provides “proof” to an employer that…

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Conducting a Job Search After Job Loss

As a Career Counselor in Houston, 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…

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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. There are four questions the interviewer wants answered: What job does the candidate want? Can the person do the job? Will the person do the job? Will the person be compatible…

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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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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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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…

Resume Tips: Retooling Your Resume this Labor Day

Here are some brief tips on retooling your resume. Contact a career counselor in Houston if you need help tailoring your resume for your job search. Find a specific resume and cover letter example that matches just what you are looking for! Eddins Counseling is pleased to offer access to career related resources and premium resume templates. Click…

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Resume Tips to Get Your Resume Noticed

How Important is Your Resume? Due to the competitiveness of today’s job market and ability to send out resumes en masse, it’s especially important to take time to craft an effective resume. You want your resume to stand out in the crowd! Some basic resume tips are covered in this article. With a window of…

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Quick Tips for Successful Career Networking

Networking is about making connections with people. Networking is a helpful strategy for career research, your job search and building business relationships with others. It’s about connecting with like-minded people to establish relationships. This article looks at the benefits of networking, and gives you key actions to network more effectively. Networking can bring up fearful…

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Top 10 Ways to Cope with Career Transition

Job transitions can be stressful—whether they’re due to layoff, a new job or working extra hours because others workers were laid off. If you’re facing one, consider the following.   1. Take an honest look at yourself. What are your strengths, weaknesses, skills? How did those influence—positively or negatively—your transition?   2. Step up your…