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10 reasons why your informational meetings aren't working in your job search

Let’s set one thing straight: it’s not an informational interview—although that’s how most people refer to it. It’s an informational or networking meeting. But regardless of its name, there are 10 reasons why your informational meeting will fail, if you approach it the ways listed below. 1,368 more words

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How Hard Can It Be to Write a Good Cover Letter?

Cover letters. An integral piece of the application process and one of the most difficult pieces of writing I have ever had to work on. I honestly didn’t think that writing a letter to express my interest in and qualifications for a particular position would be as difficult as it is. 1,727 more words


Values Based Career Strategy

“Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.” – Ayn Rand

What are your values? Most of us claim specific values but when asked this question we are usually unable to really articulate them in a claim such as, “I am a socially liberal, fiscally conservative leaning, free thinking, Taoist, who prefers not to eat the flesh of other animals or fish, and believes that human beings have a responsibility to each other in terms of education, health, and general well-being”.   949 more words

Creating Your Own Transitions

Branding is Not Just a Catch Phrase

My internet went out.  For about four days it played hide and seek in working.  Yesterday my allocated appointment finally arrived and I was able to get rebooted, connected and upgraded.  358 more words

An introvert's idea of a great vacation

This summer I was fortunate to vacation with my family on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In my mind, this was a great vacation because it afforded me the time to… 686 more words

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Sleuthing on 'How to Find Your Hiring Manager Using LinkedIn'

The title of Liz Ryan’s piece on Forbes.com, How to Find Your Hiring Manager Using LinkedIn, offers hope that the LinkedIn tool can usually figure out who the hiring manager (decision maker) is for the job you are applying for. 523 more words

Creating Your Own Transitions