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How Headway brought new opportunities for me

I launched my first website in 1995 and it sat there not doing much of anything on an obscure link. I then bought designresumes.com and sat on it for almost 10 years while I made the design and content much too difficult to start. I finally hired a web designer to help me set up…

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How I make Google Calendar work for me

I was a devoted Outlook user until my laptop started having problems this summer and Outlook failed to open. It was so unstable that I could no longer send attachments which is a kiss of death for resume writers, especially if you work with clients around the globe. My solution was to pack up all…

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Who do you connect with on LinkedIn?

When I first started on LinkedIn, I followed the original directions very tightly. I only connected with people I knew well. After all, those were the guidelines. But as my network grew and time went on that changed. Last night, I was reading a conversation thread on Career Director International’s e-list. Someone had asked about…

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You think we don’t understand the unemployed

Now and then I hear people say, “You don’t know what it is like to be unemployed.” And how wrong they are. Every entrepreneur and self-employed professional understands the plight of the unemployed. The uncertainty of how they are going to pay the bills. The wondering when the next check will come in. The concerns…

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The top 5 mistakes LinkedIn users often make

You want LinkedIn to work for you but you are not sure how.You have heard people buzzing about how great LinkedIn is for job search or building your business. Unfortunately, no one taught you how to use LinkedIn correctly. Don’t let these common LinkedIn mistakes ruin your networking You don’t use your banner heading effectively.…

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Is it really the college degree you are lacking?

Every once in awhile, I get a call from a prospective client who tells me that after 15, 20, 25, or more years, they lost their job and they think it is because their company wants people with college degrees. Let me be clear, I think higher education is important and I think that there…

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Are you willing to try something new?

One of the favorite meals that my adult sons and I splurge on is sushi. The boys both use chopsticks and I have always used a fork. The other night when we sat down to eat and they got out their chopsticks, I looked and said, “You know, I should give this a try.” Confession…

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