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Save Time Revising Your Résumé by Making These Three Lists

By |2019-09-19T15:21:00+00:00September 19th, 2019|Job Hunting, Research, Resumes|

Does this sound familiar? You're excited to job hunt, so you settle in at your desk to update your résumé. You start to look over the document and realize you have so much to add. Quickly, the document is over two pages, and you're still anxiously trying to include everything you've done in the [...]

Journaling Prompts to Inspire a Better Work Life

By |2019-08-02T13:53:31+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Career Exploration, job satisfaction|

When you're feeling down about your job, it can be so tempting to jump quickly to the next job. Sociopaths find their way to management positions, colleagues melt down, companies downsize at the drop of a hat. We find ourselves pivoting so often we make ourselves dizzy. We become disorganized in our thinking about [...]

A Cover Letter Template that Gets Results

By |2019-06-04T22:13:53+00:00June 4th, 2019|Cover Letters, Job Hunting|

If you search the internet, you'll find a number of formulas for writing a great cover letter. Some recommend you tell a story, some recommend side-by-side columns. I'm going to send you in a different direction: Tell employers what you've been working on lately. You're probably thinking that the résumé covers that, and you're [...]

The Lure of Online Applications

By |2019-02-22T15:44:51+00:00February 22nd, 2019|Job Hunting, Uncategorized|

The modern job hunt looks deceptively simple. Search major search engines, find a job posting and send off your resume. Easy, right? You feel so productive. You've sent off five applications today, you tell yourself. Repeat that for a couple of weeks and you're bound to get calls for interviews. You choose big companies [...]

My Career Inspiration for 2019

By |2019-01-23T18:05:50+00:00January 22nd, 2019|Career Inspiration|

We've hit the time in January when I usually get mad at myself for failing at my resolutions. Last year I joined an amazing gym. The problem? It was so amazing I had trouble keeping up. I'm just not very... bootcampy. That not-so-insightful epiphany came to me while face down halfway through burpee that [...]

Seven Tips for Saving Money During a Career Change

By |2018-11-15T20:41:12+00:00November 15th, 2018|Career Change, Job Hunting|

Changing careers or even jobs within the same career can be expensive. The costs of hiring a coach, making a decision, then lining up resources like interview suits, résumé services and travel expenses to interviews may make you want to give up before you begin. Hiring a career coach especially may seem out of [...]

What Researchers Have Learned about Following Your Passion

By |2018-10-05T15:07:07+00:00October 5th, 2018|Career Exploration, job satisfaction|

If you haven’t seen the latest research from Carol Dweck and her colleagues, who pioneered work in the value of Growth Mindset in education, you’re going to want to check this out. (Thanks CNBC for highlighting this research) The research results released this summer show that people who believe in [...]

The Cure for Burnout is a Bold Job Hunt

By |2018-09-17T15:21:38+00:00September 17th, 2018|Job Hunting, Uncategorized|

You feel unmotivated, underpaid, underappreciated, or overworked. You know you deserve better, but when you actually go through the job hunt, do your actions match that belief? The cause of your burnout may be poor job hunting habits. A better job hunt can lead to a better job, but this is easy to say and [...]

Exploring Careers Based on Your Personality

By |2018-09-17T15:22:19+00:00June 7th, 2018|Career Change, Career Exploration|

Timothy Eberly | Unsplash.com Today I'd like to offer my take on using personality in career exploration, specifically, introversion versus extroversion. In recent years introverts have made a comeback. Introvert-positive articles and web sites are everywhere. I take it all with a grain of salt, however. I once was asked to take a [...]

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Skills Matter in Midlife Career Exploration

By |2018-09-17T15:23:12+00:00May 31st, 2018|Career Change, Career Exploration, General|

Emily Reider | Unsplash.com Midlife career exploration is different than in college. You've got years of work experience and hard-earned skills, but you also might be tired of using those skills. Many feel trapped by the money and time they've invested in getting good at something. It can be difficult to decide whether to [...]

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