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How to optimize your job search in 3 easy steps

How to optimize your job search in 3 easy steps

By using that title, I didn’t mean to imply that job search is easy. It really isn’t. It may be one of the hardest things you will ever do. But in 30 years of working with job seekers I see simple steps that many people avoid. Is your resume ready and targeted for the job…

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Why your job search success ties to your commitment

Why your job search success ties to your commitment

Confusion sets in for many job seekers when they ask about the resume and the resume writing process. Online applications have made it even more confusing. I was speaking with someone in New York this morning who asked me to explain how my process differs from other career marketing and resume writing practices. This person is…

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5 ways to position yourself for a return to prior career

5 ways to position yourself for a return to prior career

There are multiple types of career changes. One of those is the individual who started in one field and left it to pursue other interests. Are you one of those people who have worked in multiple fields? You aren’t alone. Many of my clients have worked in more than one field. If you leave a…

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Are you holding your future hostage?

Too many people throw in the towel early when things don’t go right. If you hold that attitude, I can guarantee you will fail. Every day you can start over and do it over. Today is 6 months from January 1, a day when people traditionally make plans for the future and hope to start anew.…

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Is it time to change my job?

Many people mistakenly think that professional resume writers do better in a bad economy with high unemployment. Nothing could be further from the truth. Though I work with people who are unemployed and though I worked with both unemployed and those who want a career change throughout the recession that started in late 2007, it…

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Your resume is not a history book

When dealing with clients in their 50s and 60s, it isn’t uncommon for someone to think that they have to put every job in chronological order complete with dates. But your resume isn’t a history book. Resume IS a Strategic and Targeted Marketing Document Your resume MUST be a strategic marketing document that highlights your value, clearly…

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5 questions to ask to determine if your network is effective

We speak much about networking these days with some confusion about what defines networking. Though I do attend one networking group every month – my Christian Business Leaders breakfast – I don’t think running to networking events is the solution or what I mean by networking. Though I am a proponent of using social media…

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