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Change is in the air!

It’s springtime here in Wisconsin and all around you can see changes. My own life has been changing lately too. Up until about a month ago, my oldest son was living with us. Tim had left when he was younger and then returned again in late 2008. He’s 26 now but for him and manyContinue Reading

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What are you willing to give up?

These have been tough times. It seems like 5 years now of tough times. Economy started slipping in 2007. Some people have given up a lot. Dreams have been crushed and things have been put on hold. If you lost your job during this time, you felt the angst and uncertainty personally. If you areContinue Reading

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What do you want?

Do not seek to have everything that happens happen as you wish, but wish for everything to happen as it actually does happen, and your life will be serene. ~ Epictetus A new client contacted me recently and the quote above was in her e-mail. What a perfect reminder to those of us (yes, meContinue Reading

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Is the cost the problem?

To put it very simply, when people call me as a professional resume writer, there are two kinds of calls: There are people who totally get what I do and how I can make a difference in their lives and job search or career change. There are people who think they get what I doContinue Reading

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Number 1 reason many job seekers fail to land

Why is it that some people seem to land on their feet and others struggle? The answer for many is that they have chosen the easy way of job search. But the easy way is often the hard way. Top misconceptions of job search Taking the easy way out by using point-and-click strategy instead of targetingContinue Reading

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Can’t all my cover letters be the same?

NO! You can’t write the same cover letter for every job. It then is just an extra document, extra page, with no extra information. Almost every day I get this question from a client or inquirer: Can I use the same cover letter for all of them? or “Just write me a cover letter” (andContinue Reading

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Spend a little time in the Appreciation Zone

As I write this, our March weather here in Central Wisconsin is far from the norm. We have been in the 60F’s to 80F’s for the past few days. Design Resumes has been blessed with a fair number of new resume / career marketing clients too and so I have double reason to celebrate. ButContinue Reading

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10 Twitter Basic Tips for Job Seekers

Everyone is telling you to use Twitter for job search. Everyone is telling you to use LinkedIn for job search. Everyone is telling you to use Facebook for job search. But once you jump into the water, you stall. You don’t know how to move forward. You don’t know how to use Twitter in yourContinue Reading

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