Tag Archives: Job search

A New Beginning: How to Start Fresh When You Suddenly Lose Your Job

You never thought this would happen to you. For years, you've worked hard, done everything that was asked, and established yourself as a valuable contributor to your employer's team. Suddenly, without warning, you've been laid off. Now what? To make matters worse, all the career advice you find seems geared…
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Secret Sauce: The Ingredients That Make People Want to Hire You

Despite all the well-meaning advice you may have heard, getting hired comes down to one simple thing. People hire people they like. With job search sites, the internet, and more information about people at their fingertips than they can possibly handle, employers often find themselves swamped under an avalanche of…
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The Great Escape: Look Before You Leap If You Can’t Stand Your Job

"Do what you love, and the money will follow." Don't you feel like sometimes people that give career advice don't have to live in the real world like the rest of us? How are you supposed to follow your bliss and chase your dreams, when it takes every ounce of…
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Dumb Mistakes Smart Job Seekers Make (and What to Do Instead)

Could you be sabotaging your own chances of landing the job you want? You're a sophisticated, career-minded, smart person. You know you have the qualifications, experience, and talent to get results. If only you could convince someone to give you a chance to prove yourself, you'd be all set. If…
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Job Search: When Positive Thinking Isn’t Enough, Try This

Let's face it: looking for a job is hard work. Financial pressure, the fear of rejection, performance anxiety, and a million other factors compete for your mind's attention. While most job search advice is well-meaning, most of it sounds useless to you when you're wrestling with career uncertainty every day.…
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3 Things You Need to Know Before You Send Your Next Resume

How good is your resume? If you're not hired yet, chances are good your resume isn't doing its job well. If you're not getting interviews and the right kind of attention from prospective employers, it's time to update your resume so it works as hard as you do. What are…
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Didn’t Get the Job? 3 Crippling Myths About Rejection

You walk out of the interview feeling spectacular. You had all the right answers. You'd be perfect for this job, and you showed why. This is the one. Finally, your job search is over. All that's left is the call and the words, "You're hired!" The call comes. But it's…
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Don’t Gamble With Your Career: Think Things Through Before You Quit

Does going to work every day feel like a nightmare? For some, work crowds out family responsibilities. Others face the workday stress of a poor performance review or bad relationships with coworkers. New policies, changes in leadership, and added responsibility all contribute to the feeling that your career is spinning…
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Look Before You Leap: The Frustrated Employee’s Guide to Quitting the Job You Hate

Hate your job? Wish you could give your boss a piece of your mind and walk out? When you feel the pressure mounting, and you feel like you're about to erupt, call a timeout. Keep the bigger picture in mind. Your current experience and connections could be crucial factors that…
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Against the Grain Job Search: 5 Small Habits That Make You Irresistible

Your job search boils down to one thing: separating yourself from the pack. If you do what everybody else is doing, you'll keep searching and never hit pay dirt. Sometimes, the best way to turn heads is to buck the trend. When you go against the grain, you'll get noticed…
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