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Archive for the ‘Job Search Success’ Category

Monday Motivator for Your Job Search - Don't Get Run Over

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Attack your job search this week! Keep moving--and don't get run over 🙂

Find more inspiration and powerful tips to get yourself hired in one of my free job search webinars this week!

Best of luck!


Five Lesser Known Facts to Potentially Include on Your Resume

resume tipsResumes are hard work. As one of the leading teams of executive resume writers, we’ve witnessed this fact up close several times over and we understand. It’s tricky to know just how to market yourself and appeal to potential employers, regardless of what industry you’re in. To help make it easier, we’ve put together this list of potentially great additions to your resume that could be of interest to a recruiter!

Monday Motivator for Your Job Search - Do It Now

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How many times have you waited to make “just one more” small tweak to your resume or cover letter before you send it? Or hesitated to call or email someone in your network?

Any number of things can keep you from making the next move you need to make.

If you’re waiting for everything to be perfect, stop waiting. Everything will never be perfect all at the same time. Act.

Have a good plan—by all means, write the best resume you can and then proofread it. Get a friend to proofread it for you. That’s a good plan. Send it.

You don’t know what you may miss out on if you keep waiting until everything’s “perfect.”

Make the call.

Send the resume.

Take action today.

Find more inspiration and powerful tips to get yourself hired in one of my free job search webinars this week!

Best of luck!


Four Effective Ways Career Changers Can Spruce up Their Resume

change career job searchCareer changes are becoming increasingly common in today’s ever-shifting world, especially as people with multiple skills and access to different, better options are leaving less fulfilling careers to move toward new opportunities. No matter who you are and how secure you are in this decision, switching to a new field can be incredibly daunting. This holds especially true if you’ve spent several years within your old field and are just now gaining the chance and confidence to move onto the new. How can you market yourself and get your foot in the door? Will any of your old experiences and skill sets help you gain the job you want?

Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help boost your chances of successfully breaking into a new industry.


Monday Motivator for Your Job Search - Don't Be a Product of Your Circumstances

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If  you're in a job search, you may feel like your circumstances are going against you--maybe you were fired, maybe you don't have the education or credentials you think you need. However, your circumstances don't have to define you. It's what you do now that matters.

If you do the right things now, you can get a great job. Lots of people have done it, and if they can, you can, too.

Start with this:  get motivated, educated, and inspired to attack your job search by attending one of my free job search webinars this week!

Best of luck!


3 Best Tips to Ace Your Skype Interview

skype interviewIs an online interview or digital interviewing in your future? Almost certainly—if you haven’t experienced one already. More and more, employers are utilizing Skype, Google Hangout, or other video platforms to save time and money on first-round interviews.

How can you make sure you rock your video interview and get the job offer (or at least an invitation for a second interview in person)?

Here are 3 tips to ace your Skype interview:


How to Make the Most of Networking

job search networkingFor most of us, networking isn’t our favorite thing. It’s more of a “must do” than a “want to.” Networking is boring and can be absolutely terrifying. Meeting strangers at stuffy events where you wish a cocktail or three could be downed isn’t exactly fun.

The problem is networking is an absolute “must” in today’s business world. You have to network to get ahead in today’s business climate. If you cannot build a network, you cannot achieve your highest possible level of success. 

Luckily, networking isn’t just business cards and small talk these days. Things like LinkedIn profile development and more social media sites play a huge role. So here’s how to make the most of your networking efforts:

Monday Motivator for Your Job Search - Definition of Insanity


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Are you getting the results you want in your job search (opportunities, interviews, job offers)?

If not, what are you going to do differently this week to give yourself a different result?

I teach job seekers how to get interviews and get hired. Many times, it's something they haven't tried before--but when they do, they are thrilled.

See what you can do differently to get  yourself hired in one of my free job search webinars this week!

Best of luck!

The Why and How of Incorporating Social Media Into Your Job Search This New Year

social media job searchTraditional approaches to finding a new job are no longer viable options. Nowadays, if you don’t have an online presence by way of social media, then you will find yourself way behind the curve.

As an executive with years of experience, you may not think social media is important for your career, but you could be missing out on great opportunities.

With the competition being as high as it’s ever been, LinkedIn profile development services are constantly helping executives stay on top of the curve.

Here are some important things you need to know about how and why to incorporate social media into your job search.


Monday Motivator for Your Job Search - Never Lose

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We all have situations that don't turn out like we hoped--in our careers, job search, interviews, and life.

The key to staying positive and moving forward is to stop thinking of those things as 'failures.'

If you made a mistake in that situation, you've learned something.

It stops being a failure if you learn something that makes you better in the future.

Take the lesson and be better next time.

Work on your positive thinking skills. Pick up some great tips and insights here:

Don't forget to attend my free job search webinars this week!

Best of luck!

What Does a Career Coach Do?

career coachingYou may have heard the term ‘career coach,’ but you wonder, "What is a career coach?“What can career coaching do for me?”

A career coach is someone who can help you in your career—either to advance, to secure a new job, or to transition into a new position. A coach can also be someone who helps you with starting your own business. These are broad categories.

Here are some specific things a good career coach can do for you:

Job Search Documents

  • Improve your Resume
  • Develop a 30-60-90-Day Plan
  • Create a Brag Book

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Five Ways You Can Nail Your Winter Job Hunt

job hunt tipsIt can be very tempting to shut down, or slow down, your job search during the winter months. However, companies are hiring. Now is not the time for you to stop creating perfect resumes that get you hired. Here are five things to keep in mind while you are on your job hunt.

1. Use Social Events to Your Advantage

You don’t have to rely solely on professional networking events in order to make business connections. Any conversation could lead to work-related topics, so you always need to have a professional mindset to be ready if the opportunity arises. Don’t discount the people you know, from casual friends to industry colleagues. You never know where a conversation could lead, and who your associates might know.


Monday Motivator for Your Job Search - Improve Your Self-Talk

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How do you talk to yourself? This is so important. Your inner voice is with you all the time. It has a big impact on how you see yourself and what actions you choose to take.

Think about what you say to yourself. If you wouldn't say it to your child, your love, your grandmother, or your best friend, don't say it to yourself.

A positive attitude is critical to your life and your job search. Boost your positive mindset today! Check these out:

Don't forget to attend my free job search webinars this week!

Best of luck!

Social Media Makeover: What to Do Before You Start Hunting

optimize linkedin profileBelieve it or not, the majority of employers will review your social media profiles before hiring you. Social media used to be just a fun way to communicate with friends online, but since it’s been booming in recent years, recruiters are also utilizing social media. It basically gives employers free access to see how you interact with others, how clearly you communicate ideas and what you do when you’re not at work. LinkedIn is one of the most popular platforms recruiters use so you need to learn how to optimize your LinkedIn profile before you get on the job hunt!


What Is a Career Coach?

what is a career coachWhat is a career coach? A career coach is someone who helps you be better and stronger at all those things that are critical to your career success.

We don’t learn those things in school. In school, we learn the technical knowledge we need to do the job, but we don’t typically learn those skills we need to GET the job we want.

(A quick seminar on resume writing or interviewing through your college career center is nice, but doesn’t actually get you that far.)

So what kinds of things would a career coach address with you?