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Why Do Job Searches Fail?

New Year’s Resolutions . . .      It's that time of year when folks observe the tradition of making New Year's Resolutions.   They join gyms, start exercise programs, begin diets, take courses to learn a new language, and right up there among the most popular Resolutions is the vow to find a new job!       And, they vow this is the year
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The Holidays . . . The Most Dangerous Time of the Year

The holidays – the most wonderful time of year. Except when it comes to job seeking. Then they can become the most dangerous time of the year!Why?  . . .  Because the holidays, fraught with frustrations, temptations, disappointments, and misunderstandings, can lead to the demise of your job search – that search that you have been working on so diligently until holiday activities
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Take Advantage of Fall Hiring Opportunities - 5 Steps to Take

Beginning a job search?Reviving an abandoned search you started earlier this year?Revving up a lagging, low-energy job search?If you find yourself in any of the above situations, the time is right for you to be pro-active when it comes to your career. Fall has arrived, and with it opportunities. . . .  So, for those who have been thinking about a career change, the time is right.  Because
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Lost Your Job? Hated It Anyway? . . . Don’t Throw Out the Baby With the Bath Water

When faced with a job loss, many job seekers feel mixed emotions.  On one hand, they fear the loss of their position and income.  On the other, if it was a job they disliked, or even “hated,” they feel relief at being let go and not having to go back to “that place” of employment one more day! If you find yourself in this situation, know that it’s a pretty common phenomena and you
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Top 10 Questions From Beginning Job Seekers

Top 10 QuestionsThinking of beginning a job search?  It can be overwhelming!  It seems like there are so many possibilities to pursue, and sources for jobs to check into!Where do you start?What should you focus on?What do you spend your time on?You can do lots of things - How do you search for 4 or 6 different types of jobs?A beginning job seeker can have a lot of questions on their mind
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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Job Search Coach

Thinking of hiring a Job Search Coach?It can be a good move.  A good job search coach can save you a lot of time and angst, and assist you in finding a better job faster!  While there is NO MAGIC PILL that can get the job done in a nano-second  – as some job seekers I’ve met would like   –   there definitely are advantages to seeking the help of someone who
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On having a successful year . . . Job seeking is a tough row to hoe!  It is can be frustrating, exhausting and even painful.  Job seeker sometimes feel like they can't take one more rejection.  It can often feel like you're spinning your wheels - peddaling ferociously and getting nowhere.surround yourself with positive peoplesurround yourself with knowledgeable people have a job search
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What Do You Do When You Come In Second?

Didn't get the job?  Came in second?  What can you do?  Follow-up      It has happened to all of us!  You found a position you really like.  It feels like a great fit, and you know you have what it takes to not only do the job . . .  but to do a great job.  So, you went after it, gave it all you've got, and earned the opportunity to interview.    
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Success . . . It's In the Company You Keep

The people around you can make or break your job search.   “Success . . . is in the company you keep.” It's an old saying.  But old sayings are around for a reason . . . They make sense. It is true for practically any task or challenge you undertake, and searching for a new job is no exception.In fact, it is an understatement to say that the people around you – and their
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"What Will Get My Resume Read?"

What will get your resume read?  What are some key things that it may be missing, or "missing the boat" on that are contributing to a lack of interest by hiring managers and few call backs from recruiters?Here are some questions from active job seekers that may also be questions that are on your mind.  What they boil down to is this:  What will get your resume read?   Translated,
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