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Insider Tips from the Job Yenta

One of the most maddening parts of career development and job search is the disconnect between the hiring side and the job seeker side. We send out resumes and hear crickets. We’re passed over for great-fit positions with no explanation why. We hear stories of...

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A Mindset for Success

A lot of success comes from good old-fashioned hard work. Gaining the skills, putting in the hours, fixing problems, following up on details, getting the job done. But more and more research shows that success isn’t just about what we do, it’s about the underlying...

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Resumes for Law School / Business School Applications

MBA/business school or law school can be a great career investment. Such applications generally call for a resume, along with a personal statement, recommendation letters, and other documentation. But the professional resume you already have probably will not fit the...

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Manners for the Job Interview

Folks, you’d be surprised how many people fail to follow basic principles of etiquette, protocol, and good common sense in a job interview. I hear this consistently from recruiters and hiring managers. And I’ve fielded my share...

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What a Cover Letter Can Do That a Resume Can’t

Most professionals know the importance of a well-written resume. But don't stop there. Angela from RedRocketResume explains why a cover letter can help you get the attention you deserve. One of the most common--and most damaging--mistakes job seekers make is...

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The Hit Parade: Five Minutes to a Better Career

I’ve been planning this in my head for years, and I’m thrilled to announce that the Hit Parade has arrived! Let me explain. As a resume writer, my job is to help people advance their careers by putting their accomplishments into resumes and LinkedIn profiles. So of...

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Get Clarity on Your Personal Brand

I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be conducting a workshop at Westminster College's Westminster Weekend this Friday. The topic is personal branding and career development. We're going to zoom out wide to get clarity on personal brand and then zoom in and do some...

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Checklist for a Great Resume

One of the challenges for many people in preparing a great resume is…knowing what exactly makes up a great resume. Here's a handy checklist of the major components of a strong resume. How does your resume measure up? Does it look sharp? Good looks aren’t everything,...

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How to Motivate People at Work

Ever feel baffled by a coworker’s failure to follow through on a commitment? (He said he’d finish that report today!) Or dismayed by your own flakiness? (I swore I wouldn’t have a doughnut at lunch!) It can feel confusing and frustrating when we can’t figure out how...

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20 Ways to Sleuth a Target Company BEFORE You Apply

Sort of like Facebook stalking—for your career. One habit of savvy professionals is to keep tabs on companies of interest, such as companies that have a product you believe in or a workplace culture you admire. And any time you’re applying for a job, it’s well worth...

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LinkedIn Engagement: 3 Simple Ways to Get in the Loop

Many of my resume clients are intimidated by LinkedIn. Another social media platform? Who has the time?? But LinkedIn remains the world’s largest business network, and getting on this bandwagon can be simple. Here are 3 easy ways to jump in and boost your LinkedIn...

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