Don’t Appear as a Job Hopper on Your Resume

Have you had a lot of jobs in your career? If you are perceived as a “job hopper,” some companies won’t consider you for a job opening no matter how strong your resume. Why can this be a big negative in your job search? As Don Goodman observes for Careerealism: “When an employer scans your […]

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Resume Mistakes to Avoid

You’ve spent a lot of time on your resume, right? And you’re really proud of it, right? Then, you surely want to avoid these six careless errors cited by career coach Don Goodman for Careerealism: “You forget to update your contact information.” “You don’t provide enough details on your last job.” “You don’t update your […]

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For What Career Are You Best Suited?

Are you uncertain about the best career path for you? Have you ever taken a career aptitude quiz? Here’s an interesting, easy, and fun “Career Decoder” quiz from Careerealism to encourage you to think more about your career options: “Using a series of ‘would you rather’ questions, we navigate you through a quiz that determines […]

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Resume Tips You Can Use

In this post, let us discuss six aspects of resume design – and provide tips accordingly:   What is the purpose of a resume? A resume should attract the attention of a prospective employer and interest the prospective employer to invite the applicant to an interview. A resume is NOT the vehicle for a person […]

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Bouncing Back from Job Rejection

From a professional perspective, one of the toughest events with which we have to cope is job rejection. When (if) this happens to us, we need to get past our feelings of rejection, anger, and inadequacy — and take a proactive approach to “get back in the game.” Mary Sherwood Sevinsky, a career consultant, writing […]

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Looking for a New Job? Consider These Questions

Do you ask yourself several relevant questions BEFORE starting a job search? You should. We’ve written about this before as part of our personal SWOT analysis. Consider these observations from Tai Goodwin, writing for Careerealism: “The perfect time to start your job search is before you begin feeling a desperate need to get out of […]

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How to Better Position Yourself for a Promotion

You’ve been stuck at a certain point in your career and feel that now is really time to get that next promotion. The recession is over, you’ve been doing everything expected of you, and you’ve polished up your self-brand credentials at LinkedIn and at your firm. So, what should you do next? According to Alexia […]

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Can You Pass the “8-Second Resume Test?”

Many times, resumes are processed by computer software looking for key words — or busy executives inundated with job applicants. So, we have to make sure that OUR resume is the one that is read and liked! As Don Goodman writes for Careerealism: “Skimming – that’s what hiring managers are doing when they are going […]

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What Are Employers Looking for in Job Candidates?

Are you doing all that you can to excite potential employers? As Tracey Parsons, CEO of  CredHive (a job-credentialing firm), writes for Careerealism, there are several things that employers seek in candidates: Follow instructions — “At my company, we require you to join our database. We only use our own tool to identify talent for […]

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Get Noticed on LinkedIn!

Stand out better on LinkedIn, THE premier social networking site for professionals. Don’t treat your LinkedIn page in a casual way. Be serious — and present a great self brand! Don Goodman, writing for Careerealism, offers these 4 key suggestions. They may sound simple. But are you effectively following all four tips? Optimize Your LinkedIn […]

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