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  • A Career Portfolio Can Give You A Competitive Edge
    by Carole Kanchier - September 14, 2017
    Advance your career. Develop a career portfolio that demonstrates what you can offer a potential employer, business investor, or new client. Portfolios provide considerably more information than a cover letter and resume alone. Career portfolios use words and pictures, as well as an array of multi-media formats. A portfolio is limited only by one’s imagination. A portfolio includes work samples that show y...
  • Job Search Tactics: What to Do When Your White Crayon Needs New Batteries?
    by Lisa Rangel - September 13, 2017
    When my son was a toddler, I recall a time when he was coloring with a box of many crayons on a large white piece of construction paper - like one of those 128-crayon boxes. These expansive boxes of crayons made me giddy as a kid (I digress). There he was... Scribbling and drawing, creating his next refrigerator-bound masterpiece, when he looks up and says to me, 'Needs batteries' while holding up the white crayon. He...
  • Resume Impact - Executive Summary VS. Objective
    by Georgia Adamson - September 13, 2017
    Are you still clinging to the idea of starting your resume with an objective? You know the kind: “Position utilizing my extensive background in technology sales and marketing.” Or maybe: “Growth-oriented technical sales position in a well-established company.” Stop! Please! These are painful. I hate to tell you this, but you’ve just put your intended audience (potential employers) to sleep!...
  • Is Resume Fluff Preventing You From Landing Interviews?
    by Lisa Rangel - September 7, 2017
    Marshmallow fluff is a pretty delectable treat. Simply sweet and adds height and volume to a scrumptious ice cream sundae… However, you do not want fluff in your resume. Keep it strictly for your ice cream sundaes. How do you know if you have fluff in your resume? To start, if you are listing tasks, initiatives or areas of responsibility on your resume, but you do not have accomplishments corresponding to the...
  • Job Search: Are The Odds Stacked Against You?
    by Georgia Adamson - September 7, 2017
    As if job searching weren’t enough of a pain to begin with, it seems new wrinkles are added all too often. And they’re basically never designed to make your life as a job seeker easier. Companies seem to do their best to put distance between themselves and the great talent they say they need to hire. This means that something already considered painful or unpleasant just got harder. You’re forced to stumbl...
  • How Executives Can 'Beat The Kids' and Interview Successfully Against Millennials
    by Lisa Rangel - August 31, 2017
    One of our recent interview coaching clients expressed to us how she believes ageism was preventing her from landing a job. So, she hired us to help her beat ageism in her interviews. She wanted to outshine the millennials (aka beat the kids). Okay! I'm game.... We learned that she was reaching out to her vast network, all on her own, to find people at companies where she wanted to work. She had been landing...
  • Your Job Search Marketing "Campaign"
    by Georgia Adamson - August 31, 2017
    You do have a job search marketing campaign, don’t you? Even if you’re not actively job searching now, you should have a campaign either in mind or in the works. To paraphrase an old saying, “An ounce of job search preparation is worth more than a pound of after-the-fact damage control.” What’s a Job Search Marketing Campaign? A campaign has been defined as work performed in an organized an...
  • Are Cover Letters Old School?
    by Stacey Lane - August 30, 2017
    At a recent breakfast meeting with HR professionals, as we waited with coffee in hand for the program to start, I asked the recruiters and hiring managers sitting at my table about their perspectives on cover letters. Here’s what I learned: If there’s something that needs to be explained—perhaps a gap in employment or why you’re pursuing a job that you’re underqualified for—they&rsquo...
  • Job Search Strategy Jump-Start Plan for the New Graduate
    by Paul Freiberger - August 30, 2017
    Recent College Graduates: Develop a Job Search Strategy How can you launch your job search after getting your degree? It’s hard when you continue to hear reports of how tough a new grad job search can be. Despite stagnant wage growth in the United States, there’s actually some good news for the class of 2017. Entry-level jobs are paying more on average for new grads than they ever have, 3 percent more than t...
  • Want To Change Careers? Take This Critical Step First
    by Kathy Caprino - August 29, 2017
    Every day, I hear from professionals who desperately want to change their careers. They typically have at least one or a combination of these key reasons for desiring change: - They have stopped finding any value, meaning or enjoyment in their work - Their work, colleagues, or environment have become toxic, exhausting and negatively impactful - They no longer feel well-suited to the work they do day in and day out...