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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 feltContinue Reading

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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 inContinue Reading

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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 WhenContinue Reading

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When is it time to rejuvenate your resume?

Regular readers know I am passionate about growing things. We’ve been in our house for more than 20 years now and built the garden in our first year here in 1992. Though we have added topsoil now and then, we really haven’t brought in large loads for a long time. Dirt gets tired and wornContinue Reading

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How to write an inviting LinkedIn invitation

When you send a LinkedIn invite, LinkedIn does part of the work for you by crafting the invitation for you: “I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.” Perhaps you didn’t even realize that this can be perceived as the wrong way to invite people on LinkedIn. Not only that, sometimes whenContinue Reading

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