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Do I even want that job?

Time to take a boring turn, but one that’s related to a common experience of job searching…

Today I got an email asking me to schedule a phone interview for a job I applied for. 466 more words


Functional Resumes

In our posts about perfecting your resume, we mentioned the functional resume. The functional resume uses sections like Skills, Accomplishments or Training as opposed to the traditional format of chronologically listing your job history and education. 211 more words

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Asking for Help, How Not to Morph into a Parasite

In business building or job searching, one of the most important things you can do to increase your success is network. 

Not just attend events and exchange cards, really connect, share, provide value and ask for help. 873 more words

Different problems, different people, different solutions

This past weekend, two of our appliances broke down. They were our lawn mower, and our gas grill. Two different people, myself, and my wife, had to make “spur of the moment” decisions on how to proceed with our different tasks. 521 more words

Job Search Lessons

59 Going on 48

I don’t like my age, that number. I can’t face the one that comes next. My husband felt the same way this past year when he was due to hit that big one. 1,044 more words


A Short Observation on the "Hiring Crisis"

Companies will start hiring when senior managers with perspective grasp that the costs associated with a “bad hire” are exceeded by the costs of unfilled-for-long-periods job openings, specifically, overstressed employees who depart for a new and less stressful job, missed details because of the work overload, and unhappy and departing customers. 42 more words

Creative Résumé Design for Your Inspiration

How about a dose of inspiration to kick off your Wednesday? I’ve seen a lot of job transitions posted on LinkedIn lately and thought what better article than to share some inspiring résumés to help all you job seekers plan a piece that will make a lasting first impression (and hopefully land you that interview)! 26 more words