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  • Some Real Rules of the Modern Resume Game
    by Paul Freiberger - July 4, 2019
    Before analyzing the details of state of the art resume building, a bit of context is in order. As a job applicant you need to know how the process really works to gauge your perfect resume’s chance of success. Let’s take a quick quiz. True or false? 1) Your resume took hours or maybe even days to write so it will get a careful look. False: Even your visually appealing resume will get a quick glance. Som...
  • How to Find Balance Between Your Main and Side Businesses
    by Alexandra Levit - July 3, 2019
    It's easy to understand why entrepreneurs start multiple businesses. Taking risks and innovating are in their blood. However, even the savviest entrepreneur is human, and we can only focus our energy and resources in so many directions before our cash flow takes a hit. Let's explore some tips for getting promising new enterprises off the ground while keeping a watchful eye on the business that currently earns you...
  • 8 Tips for Success in Your Executive Job Search
    by Louise Garver - July 2, 2019
    Most people have never been taught how to conduct an executive job search, unless they have had the insight to work with an executive career coach. Research shows that the average executive spends 4 years in a job — and has as many as 12-15 jobs over the course of a career. You may thrive on variety and change in your career. But no one likes to linger in the “unknown’ too long when making a transition...
  • The Worst Answers to Common Interview Questions
    by Debra Wheatman - June 27, 2019
    Interviewing can be a harrowing experience for candidates, but fortunately, most hiring managers and recruiters will give people a pass on being nervous. What is unforgivable, however, is coming to an interview totally and completely unprepared. If you’re planning on winging it or faking it until you make it, you run the risk of being eliminated in the first round. Fortunately, some interview questions are pretty stan...
  • 5 Jobs That Are Safe From Automation
    by Debra Wheatman - June 19, 2019
    There’s a lot of talk surrounding the impending “robot apocalypse.” Over the last couple of decades, driverless cars and life-like robots only appeared in sci-fi movies, but the lines between fiction and reality have started to blur. Examining the influence of automation on the American job market, researchers from Oxford University state that almost 50% of U.S. workers are likely to lose their jobs to aut...
  • Cutting Cost During Transitions
    by Carole Kanchier - June 17, 2019
    Are you considering a career transition? Are you unemployed? If so, manage money wisely. Here are some tips. - Prepare. Planning and willingness to live on less temporarily will stretch the time you can go without a full-time job. You'll not only have more time to find that ideal position, you'll also eliminate a financially controlled deadline. Before making a career shift, determine how long you can liv...
  • Responding to Illegal Job Interview Questions
    by Carole Kanchier - June 10, 2019
    It is important to know your rights as an employee. Unlawful questions are not acceptable on applications, during the interview process, or in the workplace. Although improper questions by employers might be simple mistakes, they could also be intentional cases of discrimination that should be reported. Legal and illegal interview questions How you would you respond to each question? 1. How old are you? 2. What's...
  • References for Your Job Search
    by Robin Schlinger - June 6, 2019
    The following rules are important when considering references for your job search: Always ask a person for permission before you use them as a reference. You want to be sure the person you ask is not surprised by a call and that they are willing to give you a positive report. According to a survey by Accountemps, 34% of job candidates are removed from consideration for a job after their references are checked. Do no...
  • Finding Your Passion, and What to Do Instead
    by Stacey Lane - May 31, 2019
    “Find your passion.” The phrase conjures up some mixed feelings. On one hand, we imagine Future Me living our best life, one where we’re smiling at work and making real and important change happen. There’s a glossy filter on this fantasy. And on the other hand, we feel a small bubble of panic rise from our stomachs; I haven’t found my passion yet—was is wrong with me? Or I thought I found...
  • Having a Hard Time? Don't Compare Yourself to Others During Your Job Search
    by Paul Freiberger - May 30, 2019
    You know someone who found a great job in a week. But you’ve been looking for the last six months. What’s wrong with you? Chances are, nothing. It’s entirely possible that your strategy needs help, but that’s why there is help here, and of course, not just here. Before you start comparing yourself to anyone, though, remember that the job search is affected by a thousand things that none of us can con...