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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How to Decide If You Should Apply for That Job

By |2018-03-27T16:12:19+00:00March 27th, 2018|Job Hunting, Resumes|

Chad Madden | Unsplash You're cruising Indeed.com, scanning the job openings, when you see it. The perfect job. The duties play to your strengths, and you've heard great things about the company, but there's a catch. You aren't 100-percent qualified. Should you still apply? You don't want to miss out, but on the [...]

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Three Ways Job Hunting is like Cooking Dinner

By |2016-10-18T09:23:19+00:00October 18th, 2016|Job Hunting|

Job hunting is like cooking, except not always this neat and tidy. Cooking dinner at the end of a long day can get messy, and as Tim Gunn used to say, sometimes you’ve just got to make it work. Here’s three reasons why hunting for you next job is like cooking dinner: You [...]

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Transition Mindset Tip: Imagine Six Months Ahead

By |2016-08-12T13:03:05+00:00August 12th, 2016|Career Change, Job Hunting|

photo by crew.co There are two times each year when I get a jump in calls for career coaching: September and January. It makes sense; they’re the classic months for starting something new. I also get a lot of calls as people approach birthdays. These natural transition times inspire people to make changes, but [...]

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How to Put Your Job Hunt in Context

By |2016-03-12T08:42:04+00:00March 12th, 2016|General, Job Hunting|

© Daniel Gilbey | Dreamstime Stock Photos Your job hunt isn't going well, and you aren't sure why. You're frustrated. You've gotten the right degree, and maybe you have some great experience, so why aren't you making progress? To answer that you need to do some research and put your job hunt in [...]

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