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Why You Absolutely Need a LinkedIn Profile in Your Job Search

Today’s job market is more competitive than ever, and you need every possible advantage you can get when trying to distinguish yourself from other candidates.  More than likely, you’ve already bought into the concept of a LinkedIn profile.  However, not all professional profiles are created equal. There may be more …

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How to Make Job Searching Work During the Holidays

Understandably, it’s a crazy time of year for many people.  Job searching may not exactly be something on your mind.  However, there is the idea that you are going to need some cash to pay for those holiday presents. Meanwhile, the end of the year actually offers some exciting opportunities.  …


Writing a Resume that Will Help Skyrocket Your Career Change

People need resumes for a variety of reasons.  And, regardless of the field, a well-written resume is crucial.  There are two types of prospective employees that invariably get stuck when it comes to writing a resume.  First, there’s the person with absolutely no work experience.  And then, there are those …


How to Know When You Need Your Resume Ready

You are content in your current job.  Then, the call comes in.  The voice on the other end of the phone is a headhunter.  She has the perfect opportunity for you.   She just needs your resume to pass on to the prospective employer.  So, is your resume ready? In our first …


Confessions of a Seasoned Ghostwriter: An Interesting Perspective

As a professional writer, I seldom write in the first person.  The truth is that in many cases, I am a ghostwriter.  Frankly, only a select few know I am responsible for what they read.  Alas, I seldom get the credit for my words. Make no mistake.  I would love …

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Trust Your Instincts (First Impressions)

There is a lot to be said about first impressions. Even so, some say it isn’t fair to judge a book by its cover.   There is some truth to that statement as well. Consider the book cover of E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey”. It features an unadorned open necktie. …

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