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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…

Writing a Cover Letter? Here’s an Example Cover...

Should You Write a Cover Letter? Applying for a position? Everyone, including you, will submit a resume. This is the first screening tool (outside of networking) that an employer will review. So, is it necessary to write a cover letter? Definitely. First, your cover letter might actually be a well-written email you submit directly to…

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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…

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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. 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…

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

This article recently appeared on the Consumer Media Network. 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 beyond the essentials. That makes job services such a debatable expense: Should…

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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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Tips For Effectively Working From Home

Working From Home the Smart Way! Whether you are unemployed at looking for a job, an entrepreneur working from home some or all of the time, or an employee, working from home can interfere with your home life if you let it. Here are some strategies to help you stay organized and effective while working…

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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: Top 10 Mistakes

Resume Tips for Avoiding Common Resume Mistakes 1.    Get the Houston employer’s attention within 10 – 20 seconds.           Use an attractive, easy-to-read format          Provide a succinct summary of your strengths as they relate to the position           Highlight areas on your résumé that are most relevant (your degree, position titles, etc.)          Be sure…

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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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