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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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Job seeker, do you struggle with change?

Looking back, the last 50 years has seen astronomical change. Things that younger generations take for granted are fairly new when you look more closely. How do you feel about change? When I met my husband in 1979, I remember the conversation on that first day. We talked about change and how we both felt…

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Top 15 Misconceptions about Resumes Writing

During my many resume writing and career marketing presentations to college classes, state job center groups, and AmeriCorps members, inevitably questions come up about resume strategies and assumptions about how resumes should be written. I always begin my presentations by saying that what I tell them will perhaps sound contradictory to what they have read in…

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Top 5 LinkedIn Profile Failures

LinkedIn has been proven to help job seekers land faster and gain more opportunities. Many people fail to access the power of LinkedIn. In my work with my Design Resumes clients, I find five things to be the most common issues or errors. Fortunately they are easy to fix. LinkedIn Failure #5 – Sounding Desperate When…

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