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  • 3 Useful Resume Hacks You Didn't Know
    by Thea Kelley - December 25, 2018
    If you’re shopping for a better job–what a great gift for yourself!–well, ’tis the season to get your resume ready. Many a January job was born from a December resume. And if you think you know everything about writing a resume, here are some tricks I’ll bet you didn’t know for scoring these crucial wins: Enhancing your job titles in a way that’s honest and ethical. Making y...
  • End of Year Gift Giving
    by Debra Wheatman - December 24, 2018
    I dread the end of the year. There are endless office parties and niceties that, although technically optional, feel mandatory. For example, I am invited to my department’s holiday party, the company-wide holiday party, and another product team’s holiday party. Both my team’s and my product team’s parties require that I bring a $25 grab bag gift. In addition, one coworker is collecting donations of ne...
  • Managing Stress in the Holiday Season
    by Carole Kanchier - December 24, 2018
    The holidays can be an enjoyable time—but not for everyone. Some of us suffer from the blues, whether it's because we can't celebrate with family or have a hard time adjusting to the colder, shorter days. Perhaps being around family brings back old dynamics that make you feel bad. Perhaps you don’t have any family or live too far away to be with them. Or maybe it’s the cold weather and the shorter day...
  • One Letter Can Weaken Your Cover Letter
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - December 21, 2018
    Your application to a job is supposed to be all about you and your strengths, right? It’s the one time that it’s okay to brag—in fact, bragging is encouraged. That’s right, but only to an extent. You also need to show, especially in your cover letter, why your skills and accomplishments are beneficial to the company you’re applying for. As you write your cover letter, it’s easy to fall in...
  • 5 Steps to a Successful Career Change
    by Thea Kelley - December 20, 2018
    Whether you’re 25 years old, 40, or 55, career change is possible when you apply a combination of strategy and perseverance. The first thing you need to do it to recognize that career change is usually an incremental process. You probably won’t go from finance to public relations or from engineering to nonprofit management in one leap. You’ll need to patiently complete a number of steps, as described below...
  • Eavesdropped: Brilliant Advice I Gained for Long-Shot Job Seekers
    by Stacey Lane - December 19, 2018
    I love that so many interviews happen at coffee shops. Not only is it wildly entertaining, but it gives me plenty of useful information to share with you. During my most recent eavesdropping session, I got some tips on how to make yourself an appealing candidate, even when you lack experience. A young man showed up wearing jeans and a button-down shirt, carrying a file folder, and looking a little nervous. Let’s call...
  • Strategies for Self-Assessment and Employer Analysis to Improve Your Job Search
    by Paul Freiberger - December 18, 2018
    A job search is an exercise in analysis. You must analyze yourself and also the employer you hope will hire you. Ask not what the employer can do for you; ask what you can do for the employer. Keep that thought in mind throughout your job search, especially during interviews. The better you know yourself, the easier it will be to figure out what’s right for you. A useful piece of advice comes from a man who managed to...
  • Start the New Year with Confidence
    by Carole Kanchier - December 17, 2018
    How you feel about yourself colors your dealings with the world. Confidence gives you the courage to set high expectations, to risk, to grow, to achieve desired personal and professional goals. Those who lack confidence take jobs that are too easy or lovers who won't ask for too much. They're losing out on work opportunities, fun, and growth. How confident are you? Answer 'yes' or 'no.' When I do a job, I...
  • The Top 3 Fears that Keep Thousands of People Stuck in Career Pain
    by Kathy Caprino - December 14, 2018
    Last month, I had the great honor of speaking at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, an inspiring conference that attracts over 10,000 attendees from around the world. I gave two presentations, one on Finding Brave To Reach Your Highest Potential, for a breakfast event sponsored by Accenture for 150 senior women in pharma, biotech and medical technology. And the other was a panel discussion exploring the topic of Get Unstuc...
  • You Don't Stomp on the Grapes and Then Drink the Wine Next Week
    by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - December 13, 2018
    You don’t stomp on the grapes and then drink the wine next week. Similarly, with your executive resume writing strategy, LinkedIn profile and overall career portfolio, you don’t stomp on a few words and begin interviewing for your dream opportunity next week. Quality messaging takes time to develop and ripen. So, while you are waiting for your message to mature, here are a few things you can do to capitalize on...