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    Job Search Guide - From Fluff to Facts on the Resume
by Don Goodman and Tim Muma - Jul, 2015
The resume remains a tool for landing an interview for a potential position, but it's important to utilize it properly and choose your words wisely. Tim Muma speaks with Don Goodman, About Jobs president and certified resume writer, who offers his experienced perspective to help job seekers find ways to get away from "fluffy" language and create truly marketable verbiage. Job Search Guide covers all facets of the process fr...
 
    Job Search Guide - Mistakes That Cause Loss of Motivation, Focus and Your Dream Job
by Clara Chorley and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
The longer an individual goes without a job they're searching for, whether their unemployed or unhappy with their current position, the struggle becomes even greater. Clara Chorley, founder and CEO of Clarity Unlimited, talks about the handful of mistakes job seekers make that creates more difficulty for themselves - particularly from the mental side of things. Clara explains to Tim Muma how motivation and focus on attaining o...
 
    Job Search Guide - Strategies for Stay-at-Home Moms Going Back to Work
by Mandy Carter and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
Finding a new job is often a challenging and frustrating process, but there are additional obstacles if you've been out of the traditional workforce to take care of your children. Mandy Carter, director of social media for CSI globalVCard, gives all the stay-at-home moms (and dads) tips on being ready to jump back into the workforce. Among other items, Mandy tells Tim Muma about overcoming guilt, keeping your skills up to date...
 
    Classroom to Boardroom - Job Hunting Survival Tips for Collegians
by Christy Palfy and Tim Muma - May, 2015
Trying to land a job out of college has changed in the last decade. In some ways it's easier to find the best career path, but other factors have increased the challenge. Christy Palfy, recruiting manager for Progressive Insurance, gives listeners inside knowledge of the best ways to find a great job to start their career. Christy shares her personal knowledge and experience, having hired college graduates and countless talent...
 
  The 5 Biggest Mistakes Career Changers Make
by Kathy Caprino - Feb, 2016
As a career coach and a career reinventer myself, I can confidently say that changing your career to something that is more suited to your values, needs, skills, and interests, is doable today, even in these tough economic times. But to switch careers effectively and achieve a positive outcome, you need four things: clarity, courage, confidence, and competence. Without these, you’ll most likely struggle hard and fail. Furthe...
 
  How To Get Back On Track After Working In A Job Outside Your Usual Career Path
by Michelle Dumas - Feb, 2016
Problematic situations. That is why most of our clients come looking for resume help. You are not alone! There are plenty of good reasons you may have left your career… Your spouse took a great job in a new city, and since you weren’t really ready to be single, you quit your job and went with. Or, you reached that point in your life where you wondered if maybe you could be a ________ (fill in the blank with that thing you a...
 
  Resumes That Stand Out: Details Make The Difference
by Robin Schlinger - Jan, 2016
You could inscribe your resume on a gold bar and deliver it in a Lamborghini—but the company you are applying to will still hire the individual who has the right set of skills, accomplishments, knowledge, and experience. You could simply shout from the rooftops that you are the best prepared, best organized, highest potential, most focused candidate for the job—but every company still wants proof in the form of actual accompli...
 
  "Tell me about yourself" How to Craft the Perfect Answer To this Inevitable Job Search Question
by Michelle Dumas - Jan, 2016
So you’ve finally been called to interview for that job you’re dying to get. Or maybe you have an informational interview lined up or will be attending a networking event next week. You’ve researched the industry, the company, confirmed that your references will provide glowing recommendations, and prepared a list of questions you’ll ask when given the opportunity. Important as all those things are, success is likely...
 
  What's Your Story? The Foolproof Formula For Writing A Resume That Grabs Readers & Doesn't Let Go!
by Michelle Dumas - Jan, 2016
What’s your story? Why should I care? Storytelling has a transformative power that almost magically turns a drab, boring resume into an absorbing and persuasive piece that compels the reader to want to meet the real person behind the words. An effective resume is not merely a collection of words – it is a reflection of a person; a textual compilation describing all aspects of someone’s professional experience, placed...
 
  Work Gaps: How to Return to Work or Transition Jobs
by Robin Schlinger - Dec, 2015
Have you been out of work a long time or are thinking about transitioning into a new job? It is definitely possible to re-enter the workforce after a long absence or in a brand new role. Your value to a company will be clear if you take some of the following steps: •Take professional/academic courses to keep you current with your profession. •Volunteer because volunteer work also involves skills and accomplishments. •...
 
  Job Search of the Future: Your Resume
by Robin Schlinger - Dec, 2015
Slowly, resumes are changing to reflect changes in the ways people search for jobs. Change: Job applicants are more tied into technology. Worldwide IT provider Cisco recently published the “Cisco Connected World Technology Report.” They found that “most professionals use two to three work and personal devices in their daily lives” and “most respondents believe their most important device in 2020 will be a smartphone.” Re...
 
  Reference Checking & Your Job Search
by Georgia Adamson - Dec, 2015
You might be concerned about your references for a variety of reasons–uncertainty about what former employers will say, how they’ll say it, whether anyone might respond to inquiries with a negative reference, and so on. Especially if you left your last position under less than ideal circumstances–either voluntarily or involuntarily for reasons you weren’t happy about, you might have genuine reasons for concern. References–W...
 
  Technical Resumes: Establishing a Common Language
by Robin Schlinger - Dec, 2015
When you submit your resume for a position in a highly technical field, you are never sure who is going to read it or make the final decision to bring you in for an interview. You are never sure who has selected the keywords for the job posting and the automated Applicant Tracking System (ATS). And you are can never sure how much experience the company as a whole has with your specialty. As a chemical engineer with a degree...
 
  10 Nuggets of Wisdom to Inspire Your 2016 Job Search Strategy
by Michelle Dumas - Dec, 2015
It’s been said the most stressful endeavors in life are getting a divorce, buying a house, and having a baby. Anyone currently in the job market would add “looking for a job” to that list, and would probably put it at the top. The job search requires you to get confident and put yourself out there only to be rejected and have your confidence destroyed. In some ways it’s worse than high school dating. But it doesn’t have to...
 
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