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    Information Overload for People in Transition

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    Just two decades ago, finding a suitable job was simplistic. People wrote their own résumés, had them edited by trusted friends, and walked into the interview with confidence about having been for a long time in the previous job that he must have been good at because of a lengthy tenure. Since then, though, the …

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    10 Hardest Interview Questions

    Competition for finding a job is getting fiercer every day. There are many talented candidates applying for the same positions.  Therefore, companies are highly selective and ask the hardest questions they possibly can to put the candidates under more pressure. Thus, they evaluate if the candidates can succeed under any circumstance.

    It would be to …

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    How to Salvage a Bad Interview

    With job interviews, even countless hours of preparation can lead to some iffy moments when the interview takes place. It’s impossible to fully prepare for interview unless you hold a crystal ball that predicts the future. There will often be questions or statements said that can catch one off guard, as not all job interviews …

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    Why Networking is an Overrated Career Tool

    Critical thinkers are a dying breed and logic is becoming a lost art. Ironically, we have more access to information than any generation. Whether it be at the gym, office or on the couch, we can readily access information, however we question the validity of what we read and hear less and less.

    If I …

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    Are You in the Wrong Occupation?

    Are you in the wrong occupation? Probably.

    Here are a few of the top reasons you are likely to be in the wrong occupation:

    – There are over 10,000 standardized occupations and you have not even considered 9,995 of them

    – You would consider it wasting you education to go into another field

    – You …

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    Use Pictures to Build Your Personal Brand

    Pictures have the ability to tell our stories better than written word. A resume may list your volunteer work with a non-profit that creates urban gardens for low-income communities, but a picture of you, elbow-deep in earth, showing others how to plant vegetables is more likely to connect with future employers who value community-minded team …

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    Is It Time for a Proactive Career Change?

    When was the last time you searched for a job while employed, found one you liked better, and gave your employer your two week notice? Have you ever even done this at all? If not, you may be living in the past.

    Whether we like it or not, the average tenure in a job these …

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    A Simple LinkedIn Strategy For Career Change Success

    Ten years ago during the infancy of LinkedIn, I created my profile and waited to see what happened. You can guess, right? Nothing happened!

    At some point I realized that the system wasn’t producing any useful results for me. I was at a crossroads and had to make a decision. Should I give up and …

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    Are You a Lame Career Seeker?

    I spoke recently to a group of approximately 40 job seekers who were alumni of a well respected and nationally ranked major university. They interacted well, asked questions, and seemed genuinely interested in the topic. I volunteered my time free of charge and made several offers of help to this audience. That’s the good news.…

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    Working for a Family Owned Business – Pros and Cons

    Family Owned Business

    Have you considered going to work for a family owned business?

    These businesses have their own special qualities.

    What prompted me to write about this was an e-mail I received after I posted my LinkedIn Publisher post, Are You a Perfect Fit for the Job? Then You Will Not Get It!

    The …

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