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Three Beliefs that Stand In the Way of a Great Resume

By |2020-05-15T16:31:23+00:00May 15th, 2020|Job Hunting, Pandemic Job Hunting, Resumes, Uncategorized|

Great resumes tell a compelling story, ideally of growth and learning, new challenges and meaningful projects. But sometimes job seekers fail to honestly tell their stories because of beliefs they’ve internalized about their work, their education, or what the employer wants to see. This is a challenging time to hunt, and you want to use [...]

Three Ways to Improve Your Networking Emails

By |2019-11-15T20:40:20+00:00November 15th, 2019|Job Hunting|

Everyone knows networking should be a big part of job hunting, but sometimes it's tough to come up with wording for networking emails. You probably have a network of people who would love to help you, if you asked. I think many people avoid getting the word out because it feels so, well, icky. [...]

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 [...]

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, 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 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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