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How to Stop Your Age from Impeding Your Job Search

Forty might be the new twenty in the eyes of the world. However, that’s not necessarily the mindset when it comes to prospective employers. Truth be told, your age may well be impeding your job search. Did you know that an “older worker” is now defined as someone who grew …

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Warning! Astonishing Ways Resumes Sabotage Job Prospects

You just don’t understand why no one is calling you in for an interview. After all, you tailored your resume from a template you found online. That in itself could be a problem. In fact, you might be surprised at some of the astonishing ways resumes sabotage job prospects. Here’s …

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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.  …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Know your audience

Know Your Audience When Communicating

As professional writers, we cannot stress how important it is to know your audience when communicating with others. You should not submit the same resume to each and every prospective employer. Likewise, your marketing literature should be reflective of your client base. If you gear your writing to potential recipients, …

After the Year End Bonus

After the end of year bonus, many employees are ready to make a move.  It seemed fruitless to forgo potentially large sums of money without cause.  What should be on the top of the list for a job change in 2016?   Hopefully, it is putting together a good cover letter …

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THE PERFECT RESUME

The job market is still tight.  The perfect resume might open a few doors.  However, exactly what is the perfect resume?  How important is it? In this case, perfection is often in the eyes of the audience.  After all, prospective employers are the ones who will pick up your condensed …

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