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The straw that broke the camel’s back

The straw that broke the camel’s back

We all know that anyone can reach a breaking point when the littlest thing can set us off. A week ago Sunday that happened to me. Sometimes we call that, “the straw that broke the camel’s back” meaning that it doesn’t take much to push us over the edge. Struggling with getting everything done That…

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When you are starting a new chapter in life

When you are starting a new chapter in life

It was five years ago in December. December 2009 to be precise that I took a plunge into running Design Resumes full time or solo as I like to call it. It was a huge step. My business had been partnered with non-profit contracts since 1991 and had reached the point in 2008 that it…

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How to captivate the person who reads your resume

How to captivate the person who reads your resume

What stands out on resumes? Even with the onset of infographic resumes, don’t worry, someday I will let you know what those are and when I think they should be used, however, there are other strategies you can use to capture the attention of the reader. The goal of your resume is exactly that —…

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Are you doing job search the lazy way?

Are you doing job search the lazy way?

Too many people think the magic of job boards means that all the jobs they want are out there. Wrong? The boards overflow with jobs but they don’t represent all the jobs that are available. If you are relying on your online application alone to get your phone ringing, you will probably lose. I have to…

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How to inject fun into your job search

How to inject fun into your job search

You’re probably thinking, “Jobsearch isn’t fun, it is anything but that.” I don’t believe in approaching life that way. If you make something fun, you will enjoy doing it and you may even do it better. I make games out of things I have to do. I set up little competitions with myself. For example, when…

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