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You say you can’t but you mean you won’t

Often we hear the words, “I can’t,” in reference to goals we set and didn’t reach, projects we started and didn’t finish, or things we should do, but don’t do. I’d like you to think about those things in your life that you have said “I can’t” to and figure out if some of them…Continue Reading

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Can I use a quote in my cover letter?

Saw the headline question in my search results. The answer is “Yes…if.” You can use a quote in your cover letter if you tie it to your accomplishments and value. Almost always when I use a quote in either a resume or cover letter, it comes from an employee evaluation, reference letter, or perhaps a…Continue Reading

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Why you should never burn a bridge

Burned bridges cause more havoc for job seekers than almost anything else. A bad resume slows down your job search but there are people who do get jobs despite their resumes. Risky, but it can happen. However, the individual who decides to vent their frustration and blows up at management when departing or talks trash…Continue Reading

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Who is a job seeker?

In the career industry, professional resume writers and career coaches like myself often use the word, “Job Seekers.” I was thinking the other day that it really needs some definition. Some people may think that “job seekers” are always unemployed but that isn’t what I mean by the term and I would guess that many…Continue Reading

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