When the Keys Rattle, Will...

I’ve always found the Japanese culture somewhat interesting, so when I ran photo: originalprop.com across an article recently about the way capital punishment is doled out, morbid curiosity found me reading the story. It seems in Japan, all those charged with murder are tried by jury, and 99% are found...

Resume Writing: LESS Is &#...

I posted the following Tweet earlier this week: LESS is ‘not’ always more: provide meaningful, MEATY story content framed in a digestible, ‘newsy’ style. Following is the backstory for that assertion: When you’re a career resume strategist, the questions of resume format,...

Exploiting Your Job Search...

Last year, after tearing my Genoa for the fourth time, I decided it was time to Photo by CoolAntarctica.com bite the bullet and invest in a new crisp sail whose seams wouldn’t burst every time the wind came up above 5 knots. That new sail was an absolute joy to fly. Problem was, though, it made my old...

Selecting a Resume Writer:...

Beyond offering superior word wrangling skills, resume writers should offer strategic thinking and visioning that supports their career transitioning client’s FUTURE. A recent Wall Street Journal blog post by Alina Dizik sparked yet another passionate conversation among careers pros and job seekers...

Career Fueling Exercises...

A few months ago,  after my husband and I voiced solidarity in recharging our work-out routines, I met with a humbling experience, followed by an epiphany. After transitioning from my morning wake-up routine and proudly lacing my tennisshoes,  I grabbed my Droid and headed downstairs to fulfill my...

Does a Fish Know When It&#...

The other day while out on my sailboat, I noticed a good-sized catfish bloated and floating belly up. I think a lot when I’m sailing. Sometimes very deep thoughts, sometimes not so deep thoughts. I’m not quite sure which category this thought fits in, but I wondered aloud as I watched the...

Your Job Search Judgment...

Colin Powell once said to a group of graduating 2nd lieutenants, “Good judgment comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgment.” Making the point, of course, to remind these young officers not to be too hard on themselves when they make a mistake. Just take a lesson from the mistakes...

Shining Your Resume “...

Yesterday, I was invited to participate in a Six-Figure Hotline event with Dave Opton, ExecuNet founder and author of Six-Figure Learnings. During this lively, 1-hour chat with 40 ExecuNet members, a plethora of career management related questions percolated. Our overall goal, help ease the members’ job...

Winning the Job Search Lot...

There’s an old joke about a woman who gets down on her knees one night and prays to God to let her win the lottery. A week later, she prays the same prayer, explaining that she just lost her job and could really use the help. Another week goes by, and she tells the Lord that her car is about to be...

Are the Lines of Your Resu...

When I say I like hot weather over cold weather, I’m not saying I want to be hot necessarily. I’m just saying that temperatures that allow me to be comfortable in a pair of shorts and flip flops appeal to me more than mucklucks and parkas. Recently, a friend of mine agreed to climb the mast of my boat to...
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