Tag Archive | "Career Coaching"

What’s Missing from Your Resume?

Monday, July 28, 2014

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You need to stand out. If you’ve been job hunting for a while without getting any response, maybe it’s because your resume is nothing special. And maybe you think it’s supposed to be that way.   You’ve heard that you shouldn’t use fancy paper or a large font on your resume, and that is correct. […]

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Should You Negotiate Job Terms During the Interview?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Is this you? You’re so happy that you were invited for an interview; you don’t want to speak up about what salary and benefits you’re looking for. You may even be so eager to land the job that you just sit there quietly and agree to any terms that are offered.   No, no, no. […]

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Yes, the Order of Your Resume Matters

Thursday, July 17, 2014

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If you sat down in a restaurant and picked up the menu, you wouldn’t expect to receive the check before you ordered, would you? That wouldn’t make sense. And you wouldn’t know what to pay.   Think about how your resume looks to the busy hiring manager who’s reading it for the first time. Here […]

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When Your Experience Doesn’t Match Your Talents

Monday, July 7, 2014

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It’s a familiar story to those looking to start their careers, or perhaps switch to a different career path. You see a job you want and think you can handle, but no hiring manager looking at the past experience on your resume would agree with you.   Let’s say, for example, that you’ve been in […]

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Midlife Career Change: Planning for Success

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

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There are many reasons why people who have pursued the same career for 30 years might want to completely change direction. Some were never really happy or fulfilled in the field they “just fell into” when they left school. Others feel that it’s time to give back and make a positive difference in the world. […]

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Know Your Figures When Job Hunting

Friday, March 16, 2012

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Think fast – if the hiring department of the company of your dreams asked you what you’ve done for other employers, what would you say?  Would you say that you helped them out or could you cite specific figures?  If you don’t have numbers to back up your job skills, you may want to start […]

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Go Back to School to Find a Job

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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If the thought of going back to school makes you queasy, you’re not alone.  However, you might want to take a deep breath and face the discomfort when you’re looking for a new job.  If you’re alumni, there are services in place that can help you get support during your job hunting process – and […]

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Don’t Have Experience? Still Looking for a Job?

Monday, March 12, 2012

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The eternal Catch-22: you want a certain job, but you need to have experience.  And you can’t get that experience unless you can get that job.  To anyone who’s looking for a job, this can become a nightmare.  You feel like you’re stuck between a resume and a hard place.  While you continue to send […]

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Be Specific on Your Resume

Thursday, March 8, 2012

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When you’re looking for a job, it might be tempting to just send off as many of your resumes as possible.  After all, the more you send, the most chances you get, right?  While that’s certainly true, you’re going to catch more hiring departments, not with honey, but with specific words and details on your […]

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Make the Time for a Job Hunt

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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Whether you’re out of a job or you’re considering making a career switch, the one thing that might stand in the way of your success is you.  No, it’s not that you’re not a catch for any employer, but if you’re not making the time for your job hunt, you probably won’t see the results […]

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