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5 Best Career Change Ideas and Advice in your Midlife

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Stay Healthy Between Jobs, choosing the right career, job search ideas & perspectives
Whether your decision to make a career change at midlife is influenced by boredom and ennui in your present work, financial reasons, or wanting to follow your true passion, the first important step that you should take is to acknowledge the fact that you are making a decision that doesn't fall short of life-changing.
Best Practices for Financial and Accounting Resumes

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resume tips
With financial jobs being one of the 15 fastest growing professions according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), this is the perfect time to dust off that resume and make sure it’s updated for 2015. Below are my best practices for optimizing your financial resume to reach your next career goal.
3 Steps to Convert a Job Search to a Marketing Campaign

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career advices, personal branding
Job searching or job hunting are words that you dread uttering; it brings a negative connotation to your career and professional confidence. You should not feel as though you are hunting for a job, because that reinforces just how exhausting and excruciating this process can be. This mentality will only make the path to your new job a hopeless one.
Resume Template Yes or No?

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resume customization, resume formatting & layout, resume FAQ
A client recently asked the question, can I use a Google Doc template or Microsoft Word template to write my resume? Many of the templates out there are appealing to the eye and seem very functional, so what is the issue?
How Your Brand Image Affects Your Earning Potential

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resume writing, personal branding
Have you ever lost an interview opportunity to someone who was less qualified? This happens quite often and it is not necessarily a result of discrimination. Sometimes, it is due to poor branding and mediocre marketing.
Choose a Skills based CV to Boost Your Chances of Getting Back into the Job Market after Having a Baby

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resume tips, maternity leave
Top Questions to Ask When Writing Your Resume

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resume writing preparation, resume FAQ
Are you in the middle of writing your resume but are having a difficult time deciding what information to include?
What Is the Difference Between a CV and a Resume?

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resume FAQ
The goal of any candidate is to make their CVs and resumes stand out from the crowd. This does not mean using out of the norm fonts or font sizes, but instead means concisely and accurately presenting oneself using the right words. Therefore, job seekers should know which document to use before applying to any position.
6 Steps to Finding Your New Job on Twitter

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social media & online presence, twitter, linkedin
5 Steps to Being Discovered on Twitter

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social media & online presence, twitter, linkedin
Resume Tips for Entry-Level STEM Careers

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resume tips for new grads, resume tips, resume tips by profession, professional resume writers
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) students have become very attractive to hiring managers in the last few years. As a new grad you are excited to use your new degree to land your first job, but writing a resume for a new college grad is difficult. The ideal resume, especially in a STEM field, does not only describe how you have filled your summers, it also lists the jobs and research positions you have held. It also provides a description of your interests, bases of knowledge, and transferable skills. Keep reading to learn a few tips on what STEM resumes should include, and how to make your STEM resume stand out from the crowd.
Six Steps out of Unemployment

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between jobs, Stay Healthy Between Jobs, career coaching, professional resume writers
How to Connect with the Interviewer During a Job Interview?

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interview Q&A, the face-to-face interview, interview psychology, interview (stress management)
You know how sometimes during an initial interview you just hit it off? Maybe the person is just particularly warm, or maybe you quickly discovered you had something in common as they read through your job history.
5 Best Career Change Ideas and Advice in your Midlife

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Stay Healthy Between Jobs, choosing the right career, job search ideas & perspectives
Whether your decision to make a career change at midlife is influenced by boredom and ennui in your present work, financial reasons, or wanting to follow your true passion, the first important step that you should take is to acknowledge the fact that you are making a decision that doesn't fall short of life-changing.
3 Steps to Convert a Job Search to a Marketing Campaign

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career advices, personal branding
Job searching or job hunting are words that you dread uttering; it brings a negative connotation to your career and professional confidence. You should not feel as though you are hunting for a job, because that reinforces just how exhausting and excruciating this process can be. This mentality will only make the path to your new job a hopeless one.
Interview with Jason Garner, Author of "...And I Breathed - My Journey from a Life of Matter to a Life that Matters"

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Stay Healthy Between Jobs, choosing the right career, job search ideas & perspectives
“… And I Breathed” is a series of anecdotes from Jason Garner’s rise to the top and, then, his journey to find balance. This inspirational book tells the story of a boy growing up working as a flea market attendant to eventually become CEO of Global Music at Live Nation, the world’s largest concert promoter. Yet, as he reached the top, he longed for more and hence his journey to become the man that he is now.
Why Is LinkedIn So Important for Job Seekers

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linkedin, social media & online presence
Recruiters compare the content of candidates’ resumes with other facts they are able to find online. To make those comparisons, 94% use LinkedIn, 66% use Facebook, and 52% use Twitter.
The Elevator Pitch Advantage

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elevator speech, personal branding
You are given a chance to introduce yourself and your professional availability by standing up in front of a certain group of people who may be able to help you or whom you could help. But the vast majority of people are not effective at doing this, and the unfortunate outcome is that the listeners tune out and you are not heard. That’s a harsh punishment for not preparing ahead of time.
Four Networking Goldmines You Hadn’t Considered

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social media & online presence, linkedin
Many of us think of networking as a formal activity that takes place at a special place or time – something on your “to do” list that might entail going to an event, setting up a lunch or reaching out via email on social media. But some of the best networking activities can take place just by being!
Networking on Twitter

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networking tips, social media & online presence, twitter
Are you on Twitter? If not you should be! It's one of the best places to have an informal exchange with professionals whom you might not otherwise meet. The tone is perfect for interaction: it's much more informal than LinkedIn, but it's also not as casual as Facebook.
Overcoming Unemployment

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networking tips, social media & online presence
Best Practices for Financial and Accounting Resumes

Tags

resume tips
With financial jobs being one of the 15 fastest growing professions according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), this is the perfect time to dust off that resume and make sure it’s updated for 2015. Below are my best practices for optimizing your financial resume to reach your next career goal.
Resume Template Yes or No?

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resume customization, resume formatting & layout, resume FAQ
A client recently asked the question, can I use a Google Doc template or Microsoft Word template to write my resume? Many of the templates out there are appealing to the eye and seem very functional, so what is the issue?
How Your Brand Image Affects Your Earning Potential

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resume writing, personal branding
Have you ever lost an interview opportunity to someone who was less qualified? This happens quite often and it is not necessarily a result of discrimination. Sometimes, it is due to poor branding and mediocre marketing.
Top Questions to Ask When Writing Your Resume

Tags

resume writing preparation, resume FAQ
Are you in the middle of writing your resume but are having a difficult time deciding what information to include?
What Is the Difference Between a CV and a Resume?

Tags

resume FAQ
The goal of any candidate is to make their CVs and resumes stand out from the crowd. This does not mean using out of the norm fonts or font sizes, but instead means concisely and accurately presenting oneself using the right words. Therefore, job seekers should know which document to use before applying to any position.
Resume Tips for Entry-Level STEM Careers

Tags

resume tips for new grads, resume tips, resume tips by profession, professional resume writers
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) students have become very attractive to hiring managers in the last few years. As a new grad you are excited to use your new degree to land your first job, but writing a resume for a new college grad is difficult. The ideal resume, especially in a STEM field, does not only describe how you have filled your summers, it also lists the jobs and research positions you have held. It also provides a description of your interests, bases of knowledge, and transferable skills. Keep reading to learn a few tips on what STEM resumes should include, and how to make your STEM resume stand out from the crowd.
How to Avoid the Black Hole

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resume tips, resume mistakes, resume distribution
In this context the black hole is not a scientific term but rather the annoying condition when people apply for posted job openings and they never hear back. It is very frustrating because applying for positions is a time consuming effort often with no results. But why is this so prevalent? The answer is simple; because 72% of job applications are never seen by the human eye.
Do I really need to hire a resume writer?

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resume tips
Do I really need to hire a resume writer? This is the question that many job seekers ask themselves at one point or another during their job search. Most professionals believe they can write their own resume. After all, they are educated, and they know their industry and profession better than anyone else, right?
Do I Really Need a Cover Letter?

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cover letter writing tips, cover letter (lists & rules)
Do I really need a cover letter? This question crosses the minds of job seekers with every resume they are about to submit. The dreaded cover letter. I just spent hours updating my resume to match the job posting criteria and now I need to write a cover letter?
Cover Letter Series – Part 1: Grab ‘em from the Start: Killer Starts to a Cover Letter Examples

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cover letter writing tips, cover letter (lists & rules)
Whether you’re trying to connect with someone you met on LinkedIn, through a job search board or a blind outreach to a company that interests you, your cover letter is the first glimpse of you that most potential interviewers will see.
Cover Letter Series – Part 2: Work that Body (of the Cover Letter, that is!) Examples

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cover letter writing tips, cover letter (lists & rules)
There are three key parts of the cover letter: opening, body and closing, and just like all our body parts need to work in tandem, you have to make sure that all three parts of your cover letter are equally strong.
How to Connect with the Interviewer During a Job Interview?

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interview Q&A, the face-to-face interview, interview psychology, interview (stress management)
You know how sometimes during an initial interview you just hit it off? Maybe the person is just particularly warm, or maybe you quickly discovered you had something in common as they read through your job history.
Five Tips to Improve Your Job Interview

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interview tips
I remember going for job interviews and how scared I was. Isn’t everybody? But it can be minimized significantly once you get yourself prepared. Here are a few tips.
Insights from the Inside - An Employer's View of the Interview Recommended

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interview (employer's perspective)
Everyone has, at one point or another, been faced with the prospect of sitting down and speaking with one or more individuals who will decide whether or not you have the skills and abilities to become their newest employee.
How to Brag While Being Modest

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the face-to-face interview
First, you start with understanding what your audience values.
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