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Why following directions is critical in your job search

Job search is one of the most challenging things you will ever do. When you recognize that your future earnings depend on you finding the right job in the right company, you have learned an important lesson. Many people don’t take job search seriously. They put out half an effort and hope that somehow theyContinue Reading

You have to believe you can do it!

One of the things that stops many people from achieving their goals is that they don’t believe they can do it. They assume that where they are is where they will always be. They see obstacles. They create new obstacles just because they don’t believe they have the ability or talent or gifts to overcomeContinue Reading

Why I insist on writing targeted cover letters

All of my resume packages include cover letters. However,  in the initial conversation with clients and at the point when we start writing their cover letter, I ask them to find the job description or type of position they are targeting. For some clients, the cover letter isn’t an immediate need and that is okContinue Reading

Find beauty in the clouds

A photographer friend in Miami commented on my Facebook post today and I told him to keep sending the beautiful sunsets. He replied, “It’s cloudy today” and I replied, “Find beauty in the clouds.” His response is that they are all grey. Sometimes life seems like this. All grey and cloudy. And we don’t likeContinue Reading

5 steps to launching a targeted job search that works

One of the chief reasons that job seekers fail is that they fail to use a targeted job search. Instead, they throw out resumes or applications at any jobs that remotely fit the bill. When you are hoping to change jobs or get a job, you need to understand the concept of a targeted jobContinue Reading

6 tips to looking for a job while you are employed

If you have a job, should you be looking for a new one? In short, if you are unhappy with your job, you can look for another one. I have clients who seek new positions all the time. Why would someone look for a new job? Reasons people may choose to look for a newContinue Reading

Is the 30 year job gone?

This morning was my monthly Christian Business Leaders breakfast. I have been part of this group since 2008. I love the camaraderie and resources the different members represent and that we all share the common connection of belief in Jesus Christ despite different backgrounds, religious affiliations, and personalities. We discussed many business-related issues this morningContinue Reading

15 tips for selecting the best professional resume writer for you

You’ve been thinking about it. What would change if you hired a professional resume writer? But you are still hesitating. Perhaps you even called one but then you talked to your husband, brother-in-law, best friend, or the guy down the street and they said, “Naw, do it yourself.” Now two months have passed and youContinue Reading

Could your Facebook posts cost you a job?

I still find Facebook to be a useful tool for many reasons but there is good reason to watch what you say and post on Facebook. You may think you are safe because of privacy settings but all indicators say that anyone who really wants to can see what you post. How could your FacebookContinue Reading

Why your job search is like planning a journey

Some job seekers are looking for the end of the job search (finding the job) without having a plan to get there. They hear statistics about how fast resumes are read (some say 3-30 seconds) and think that the resume may have little importance so they do little to do it well. They hear aboutContinue Reading