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5 Things That Can Sabotage Your Job Search

5 Things That Can Sabotage Your Job Search
Job search taking way too long?In my experience as a Career Strategist and Executive Resume Writer, I've found that the problem rarely lacks qualifications or opportunities, but rather self-defeating search strategies. You can have the greatest vehicle (read: career prospects) in the world, but if you don't know how to drive or have an accurate map to your destination, you'll go off the road!Here ...
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Best Tips For Choosing A Bookkeeper

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How To Choose The Keywords In Your LinkedIn Headline?

How To Choose The Keywords In Your LinkedIn Headline?
With 120 characters of space available, your LinkedIn headline can make you or break you. Standing out amongst 400 million LinkedIn users is tough. What about when 94% of recruiters are sourcing job candidates on there?Related: 4 Things The Executive Resume Needs To Impress?Having a strong headline on LinkedIn will increase your chances of having recruiters reach out to you. Not sure what keywords...
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Call for Women: Greater Demand and Greater Income Await in Skilled Trades

Call for Women: Greater Demand and Greater Income Await in Skilled Trades
​Are there industries that you skip over when looking for a job? That could be a big mistake in today's shifting work environment: employers in some fields that have traditionally focused on hiring men are becoming more welcoming of women with the right skills. Nowhere is this more apparent than skilled trades like welding, HVAC, electrical work, and plumbing. Read on to find out why the skilled...
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4 Signs Your Thank-You Note Will Hurt You, Not Help You

4 Signs Your Thank-You Note Will Hurt You, Not Help You
While the pressure of doing well at the job interview may now be over, there's still work to be done. Following each job interview, always send a follow-up thank-you note. Not sending one can cost you, but at the same time, sending one that you don't put much thought into can also cost you.While the follow-up thank-you note is not the defining factor to whether you will get the job, if written eff...
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The Importance Of Goal Setting In Your Employment Search

The Importance Of Goal Setting In Your Employment Search
Goal Setting is considered one of the most important elements of a successful career search. Understanding your goals affects every aspect of your search: your overall career goals, a goal statement on your resume or LinkedIn profile, your goals for a particular interview, and your daily goals for managing your career search. Goals set the direction for tasks and motivation to achieve them. So und...
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Career Hack: Escape Your Boring Job & Find Real Fulfillment

Career Hack: Escape Your Boring Job & Find Real Fulfillment
Enter What if I told you that there was a simple, proven shortcut to success and fulfillment in your career… that you're probably not using (and even if you are – odds are you're doing it wrong.)The core principle has been used by certain people for decades – some could even argue since the caveman days.However, it hasn't been until recently that the true power of this idea has come to ...
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4 Things The Executive Resume Needs To Impress

4 Things The Executive Resume Needs To Impress
Moving to the senior ranks at a corporation doesn't happen overnight. It takes certain characteristics, skills, and experience to reach the C-suite. On the resume, there are certain things you have to do to come off well-positioned for the C-level executive role.Related: Get Your Resume Critiqued For Free Today!Some of the things you have to demonstrate, whether your aim is to become the Chief Ope...
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3 Places To Find A Job You Love In 2015

3 Places To Find A Job You Love In 2015
If you're feeling underappreciated, underpaid, disengaged or disenchanted with your work…You're not alone.Years back, I was in the same situation, and according to a Gallup Poll – 70% of Americans don't like their jobs.What turned things around for me was being inspired. Because you know what?My biggest problem was that I didn't know what was possible. I didn't know what kind of incredible opp...
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Connecting With An Old Boss? Use This LinkedIn Template

Connecting With An Old Boss? Use This LinkedIn Template
So, you're on LinkedIn and you notice that an old co-worker or boss works at one of the companies you're interested in. Great!There's only one issue: you haven't been in contact with this person in years. So, how should you reach out?Having a strong connection within the company you'd like to work for is key in landing the job. Even if the person you know doesn't have final say in the hiring proce...
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14 Tips For Working From Home

14 Tips For Working From Home
If you do it right, working from home can be a positive and rewarding experience for you, your family, and your employer.Follow these tips to get the most out of working from home: 1. Understand Your Employer's Expectations Will your job requirements and duties be the same at home as in an office environment? How much support will you receive as a home office worker?Some companies have very string...
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9 Great Ways To Answer A ‘Stupid’ Interview Question

9 Great Ways To Answer A ‘Stupid’ Interview Question
its #Monday Why do interviewers ask strange interview questions like, "What animal would you be?" They want to throw you off your game and get candid answers (they know you've practiced good answers to interview questions) and they really want a peek into your personality and thought process. Hiring you is a risk, and they want to make sure they make the right choice.There's no such thing as being...
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#1 Secret To Becoming Popular

#1 Secret To Becoming Popular
When you were in high school, you dreamed of being popular. You wanted to know everyone, get invited to all of the parties, and be liked by everybody.Now that you're grown up, you still crave popularity – except, instead of being the cool kid in your high school, you want to be the cool kid in your industry.Becoming popular in the professional world takes much more than making hundreds of Linked...
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Secret How To Get A High Paying Job Without A Degree

Secret How To Get A High Paying Job Without A Degree
College isn't for everyone, and it's about time we come to terms with this fact.Despite having made the Dean's List, I dropped out of college after my freshmen year. I didn't feel comfortable with the debt I was incurring, and I didn't feel confident that college was adequately preparing me for my future.After dropping out of college, I made a series of unconventional choices that allowed me to fl...
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