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PROOF OF THE HIDDEN JOB MARKET

I have returned many clients to work as a result of accessing, either directly (cold calls) or indirectly (networking), but cannot think of any other ocassion when a job was created as a result of a cold call. My client is very excited about this opportunity in a new field and I will no longer feel like a broken record preaching about THE HIDDEN JOB MARKET….Amen! Continue reading

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CAREER FAIR – DON’T HIRE ME!

I am just coming from a career fair, here in Delaware and saw or heard many of the scenarios outlined below. A few I added from other career fair experiences, but not many! This is no commentary on Delawareans or those seeking to work in Delaware – I commonly see and hear many of these egregious examples at job fairs I attend across the region.

This article was meant to be tongue in cheek and not to offend anyone. That having been said, if you are guilty of any of the preceding: Don’t do it again! Good Luck on your job search…. Continue reading

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Extreme job change: One woman’s story

It is very encouraging to see people that not only are able to find employment, but able to secure positions that they would have never considered a few short months ago and in which they will find happiness. As adults, we spend a large part of our lives working – why not plan to enjoy it? Continue reading

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Jobless during the holidays? There is hope.

It can be hard to find joy when unemployed during the holidays…
But it is possible. Continue reading

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Said I’d Show Her Resume to HR, But Can’t – What Should I Do?

It is important to follow through on your word… Send it on to HR and make it clear that it is from an acquaintance and that you can’t speak to her skills. Continue reading

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What’s the Deal With Objective Statements on Resumes?

Use a Profile or Summary statement instead. Better yet a short bullet list of the skills and knowledge that make you most attractive to an employer. Continue reading

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What are your career concerns?

A place to post your career concerns and get some helpful feedback and advice. Continue reading

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Just published: Why everyone needs a résumé http://ping.fm/fH4yv

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How Do I Shorten My Resume to One Page?

If you need two pages to convey your skills, abilities and experience – then have a two page resume! Just keep in mind some basic tips. Continue reading

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Sent Resume & Followed Up But Still No Word!

Follow up is a fine art. You must straddle the thin line between being perceived as tenacious and not pesky. You will have more impact if you call or speak to the employer in person, depending on the industry and/or the company’s environment. Continue reading

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Does Internship Experience Count as Professional Experience?

Whether or not you are paid for a position is irrelevant. The knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired through your experiences is what employers are interested in. Continue reading

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Six tips for women in the workplace

In a negative work situation you may be able to figure out the real agenda and who is responsible, but it won’t change the bottom line: This job is not a good fit for you and your family. Once you accept the need for a change and plan to do so, you will find that the stress and pressure you are feeling will disappear almost immediately….Do it today! Continue reading

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You lost your job! Now what?

You lost your job (the reason doesn’t really matter so much at this point does it). What do you do? Continue reading

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Bullied On-the-Job…How Do I Fight Back?

Be proactive in dealing with any negative workplace issues. Use standard business etiquette to do what you can to resolve the issue Continue reading

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How to survive relocating for a career change

I have had a couple of clients ask me how to network now that they have moved to a resort area. Career change is hard enough, let alone finding new network contacts in an unfamiliar area. First, let me recommend … Continue reading

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PRIOR PLANNING…. Well, you know the rest!

Knowledge, skills, and abilities are like savings accounts. We should all be scrimping and saving for the day WHEN (not IF) every tidbit about our industry, computers, technology, information in general that has been squirreled away can be pulled out and shined off for use on a rainy day! Continue reading

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Personal Branding and Social Networking

Personal branding can be something as simple as a title or label: o General Contractor o CEO o Stay at Home Mom o Nurse These “tags” allow others to immediately know something about who we are and what we do. … Continue reading

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Why Everyone Needs a Résumé

Ensure client loyalty
Attract new clients or customers
Improve or maintain status in an industry or field
Provide job security
Obtain a raise
Confirm self-worth
Identify gaps in skills, knowledge or abilities
Find a new job
Find a new opportunity

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