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Why routines or habits get you stuck in job search

Why routines or habits get you stuck in job search

We all have habits and we change our habits and methods to fit the circumstances. Most of my life, I have eaten a banana by peeling it down and taking bites as I go. However, this past year I have made many green smoothies and the banana is the sweetener so I peel the banana,…

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How to maximize the timing for your job search

How to maximize the timing for your job search

Face it, most of us are very busy. We tend to act on the urgency and skip the planning. As an entrepreneur, I plead guilty. I tend to respond to my schedule, my calendar, and the clock with more emphasis than I deliberately execute a daily plan. I have learned through the years though that…

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How to maximize the views you get on LinkedIn

How to maximize the views you get on LinkedIn

One of the concerns that LinkedIn users often have is how many views they are getting on LinkedIn. There are multiple ways that you can increase the visits to your profile. Some of those ways have to do with your content and others have to do with your settings. Optimize your content on LinkedIn to get…

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How far do I go back in my resume?

How far do I go back in my resume?

From the “Ask the Resume Writer series” A job seeker writes: Hi Julie, How far back should you include work history especially if you have had a number of jobs? Thanks! How far do you go back on your resume? The answer? The famous resume writer reply, “It depends.” Use a chronological history of a 10 to…

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3 essential ingredients to a rewarding job search

3 essential ingredients to a rewarding job search

When a job seeker experiences  frustration and disillusionment in their job search, it is difficult to pinpoint the cause. When I work with job seekers, part of the process is to decide what is working and what is not. If you keep doing job search the wrong way, you will get the wrong results. What to ask…

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7 fatal mistakes on LinkedIn

7 fatal mistakes on LinkedIn

If you are a job seeker or career changer who is not using LinkedIn, you are missing one of the most powerful tools ever created. But like most tools, they have to be used correctly. The first decision you need to make is whether you seriously want to use this tool. You can’t go in…

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Make a move and trust!

Make a move and trust!

In a Facebook conversation with Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter from Career Trend while talking about my husband’s decision to leave the caregiver role he had with his dad for the past 8 and a half years, I said “Sometimes you just have to make a move and trust.” Jacqui can relate. She and Captain Rob (her husband)…

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