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Is your resume boring or wimpy? Ask better questions

If you are struggling with getting responses for your resume, your resume may be boring or wimpy. I’ve written resumes professionally for a long time and many of my clients return for periodically for updates. Is your resume showcasing your best content? Resume styles change and I always give update clients redesigned and revitalized formatting,Continue Reading

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Are you setting unattainable goals?

Not long ago, I talked about goals versus resolutions and how it is important to not use January 1 as the only time you set goals. There are many ways to look at goal-setting and some people don’t even like the word, “goal.” I do, though, because I find that far to many people don’tContinue Reading

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3 powerful tips to success in your job search

No one said job search is easy. It isn’t but there are certain things you can change that will make your job search much more successful. Negative thinking yields negative results Attitude is the most critical thing in a job search. Nothing will destroy your momentum more than negative thinking or wallowing in fear andContinue Reading

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When weather interrupts your plans

Wisconsin like much of the country is in a deep freeze now. It is affecting everything from air flights to frozen pipes. My temps have been subzero off and on throughout December but when we reached the month of January, we plummeted so deeply that everything was starting to grind to a standstill. We’re aContinue Reading

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My 3 Words for 2014

After reading my career industry colleague, Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter,’s response to Chris Brogan’s 3 word challenge for the new year, I started thinking maybe this should be the year I add my 3 Words into the mix. Jacqui’s deliberate way of looking at life is so motivating. (By the way, deliberate was one of Jacqui’s wordsContinue Reading

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What differentiates you from the next job seeker?

The toughest question that I make my clients answer is what makes them different from everyone else. As we develop the resume and the collateral other pieces, which can include the cover letter, reference page, LinkedIn profile, and even an executive bio, my goal is to figure out what differentiates them, what their value isContinue Reading

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Did I blow the job interview?

Even when you prepare and rehearse for the tough question, you may find yourself wondering if you blew the interview. If you didn’t spend time preparing and rehearsing and a tough question caught you unaware, you may be terrified that you blew it. What happens in an interview coaching session? My first assignment for myContinue Reading

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How to plan for your next job interview

Interviewing is stressful and there are multiple aspects to the planning. Today let’s just do some basic Q&A to learn the best ways to be successful. What type of interview will it be? There are many types of interviews and many ways they are conducted. The most common are the phone interview, the Skype interview,Continue Reading

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