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    Networking: Your New Year Cure for the Career Blahs

    Another new year is just around the corner. And if you are part of the 15% of workers who a Gallup poll says are underemployed or the 53% of workers who a Conference Board survey says are not satisfied with their current employment, perhaps this is time to dust off your networking shoes and get …

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    Career Planning and the Holidays

    Career Planning and the Holidays

    The holiday season is a great time to do some critical career planning for the following year. You will likely have some time off to reflect back on the year that is ending and make plans for the new one.

    Accomplishments

    Reflect back over the previous year and identify key …

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    Enhance Your Resume with More Accomplishments

    I sat down this week with a 39 year old client to review his resume. As we went through his resume, I suggested changes and the reasons for them. Perhaps some of the items we discussed would be helpful to you. Here goes….

    Creating attention from the start of your resume

    My client’s resume started …

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    Three Tips for Crafting Your 2015 Professional Vision Board

    Are you refreshing your personal brand in 2015 or looking to reinvent yourself and go into a new profession? A vision board may help you crystallize your 2015 goals.

    Vision boards are simply visual representations of your goals. They can be digital or physical collages of images representing your targets. Some  create vision boards using …

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    Suspend Job Search During Holidays? No!

    A question I’m often asked by job seekers is whether or not they should continue a job search during the holiday season. The conventional wisdom seems to be that, during this time of the year, beginning with Thanksgiving Day and running through New Year’s Day, most hiring professionals are so pre-occupied with family celebrations and …

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    Synchronize Your LinkedIn Profile for a Better Career

    I spoke with a job seeker this week who is seven months into his search. After receiving his inquiry and before calling him, I did what many professionals and all recruiters do these days…. I reviewed his LinkedIn profile. What I saw was that he had eight jobs in the last 11 years. Yikes!

    When …

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    How to Choose a Career Coach

    I am a practicing career coach, and at every year-end, I summarize my annual accomplishments as measured by how many people I helped and what percentage of them landed. In practicing Six Sigma principles in my career coaching, one of the ones I especially take to heart is CIP, which stands for Continuous Improvement Process. …

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    Black Friday and Employee Recruitment

    All employees want to recruit the best candidate and often, small business owners complain that they cannot convince talented candidates to work for them. Well, as a small business owner, did you ever think of applying Black Friday to your recruitment? If you are asking how you are going to do this, here is how.…

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    End Job Interview with a BANG!, Not a Whimper

    As the typical job interview comes to a close, and after the candidate has already been asked numerous questions, most hiring managers will wrap everything up with a final question for the candidate. How the candidate answers this question can dictate whether he or she leaves the interview with a BANG! or, more typically, with …

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    The Mentality of a Successful Career

    Success is all in your head. If you want to control your ability to have a lucrative, fulfilling career, it’s imperative to control the way you think.

    Those who can’t control their emotions and inner monologue never reach their full potential.

    The long-term solution to sub-par success, lack, and limitation lies in our ability to …

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