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Too Many Bumps On Your Career Path – It Might Be The Driver, Not The Road

I have an acquaintance that I run into now and then.  Over the past couple of years, all interactions have been a series of phases retelling of the evolution of a continual job search. Phase one: Each new position starts all bright and shiny.  This is the one, much better than the last. Here he …

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You Are Not An Old Dog Stuck In A Career – You Can Learn New Tricks

I was at a party last weekend and had a wonderful conversation about dogs with a fellow guest.  Us dog people can sniff each other out in a crowd.  I mentioned that I had hired a trainer to train me on how to train my dogs and he was quite interested as he had a …

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What Hiring Managers & Recruiters Won’t Tell You: Stop Being a Whiner

I can look at a resume and tell you what job the person loved, which one they hated and if they are still ticked off about looking for a job. You can use all the keywords and phrases you want, but that anger or frustration still comes through. It is not just what you say; …

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Why Your Employees Are Calling Me To Help Them Leave You

If you are any way responsible for employees at your organization, I have a truth you may not want to hear: either you take care of your employees now or I’ll be taking care of them soon. I am a Professional Resume Writer and Career Coach, I help people find the jobs they want rather …

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Why Does The #1 Business Success Principle Die During Job Searching?

“What gets measured gets improved.” – Peter Drucker My first love was compliance, specifically in the financial industry. I began my professional career as a compliance officer and branch operations manager with ownership of all compliance functions. I loved it. To me, it was a puzzle. Everyone had a piece, from the brokers, agents, clients, …

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The Lost Art of the Thank You Note

A few months ago I attended my best friend’s son’s high school graduation party. After all the food and festivities the three of us had some quite time. While I debated as to the tipping point of too much food, she and her son went through every card. He read each one, told her who …

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Stop Ignoring The Most Important Person To Give You Job Search Advice

With the ability to have instant access to a wealth of information on any topic known to man, it would seem to be a pretty easy task to become fairly well educated on a desired topic. The flip side to this is information overload which leads to analysis-paralysis. If you are in the process of …

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4 Things Not to Say to Your Dog or an Interviewer

One of my top cringe-worthy sayings is “I’m a people person.” When I would interview someone and they would tell me this I would respond with, “That’s nice, I’m a dog person.” Dogs are incredibly intelligent creatures. Although there are times that I challenge my own conclusion on this when they do weird things like …

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3 Reasons To Quit Your Job –Is It Time To Go?

As the song goes, breaking up is hard to do; especially when it is with your job. There are many different motives for a breakup; however, we can summarize them into three reasons: you want to, you need to and you have to. Understanding the difference between these three reasons can help you salvage your …

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The Help You Get is Not Always the Help You Need

Bedrooms were painted this weekend at my house, it was an event in which the whole family participated – which means the humans painted and the dogs got paint all over them. Bless my little puppies, they really did think they were helping. They wanted to be a part of the process, to not miss …

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