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3 Opinions on Having a Pro Write Your Resume

When Sharlyn Lauby, SHPHR, CPLP, founder of Top 50 Business Blog HR Bartender, invited me to reply to a comment from one of her readers regarding “Should a pro write your resume?” I interestedly jumped in with both feet. As such, a thorough article resulted, in which questions were answered...

Helpless, Defeated, Panic-Stricken In Your Current Job?

Have you ever gotten sick to your stomach as you drove into work? A sickening feeling that actually started the night before? Do you sit in your car in the parking lot and wait until the last possible moment to head to your desk? Do you watch, with exaggerated anticipation, as the clock inches closer to...

Time as a Career Resource: How Not to Squander It

As we fall into the autumn months, I believe it’s timely to revisit job search and career strategies that are at the heart of an effective, meaningful effort. As such, and in collaboration with my colleague and Career Collective co-founder, Miriam Salpeter, and a group of prolific careers bloggers and...

Send Your Resume to Boot Camp

photo: apruettlife.blogspot.com Biting at the Bit The first time I saw my ship after boot camp, I was biting at the bit to get on board. And once I was on board, I could hardly wait to explore my new home. Up and down each passageway and ladder well I roamed. After investigating each compartment I was...

A “No Regrets” Job Search

“I have no regrets.” photo via godslovereal.com These words were spoken by a friend of mine when I was 26 years old. He was four years older than me at the time, and as I sat sipping on a cool drink in the screened enclosure of his pool area that was attached to his 5,000 square foot home that overlooked...

Short stories, hot dogs, James Michener and resumes

As of this writing, I am deeply engrossed in a book by James Michener titled Chesapeake. It was given to me by a friend as a thank-you gift for taking her sailing with us one weekend. I will tell you that when she first presented me with this tome, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to finish it. After all,...

Executive Resumes: Unique Career Vessels

Recently I was honored when Susan Ireland, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Perfect Resume, and a friend on Twitter. asked me to contribute to a blog post about executive resumes. Specifically, she challenged me to answer the question: “What makes an executive resume different from...

Advertising YOU: Overcoming Career Humility

photo: promotionalpro.com Part 2 of a joint series on ‘fear’ in the job search (original post published HERE by Rob), focuses on suspending one’s humble ways and taming one’s fear in job search. Unfortunately, displaying modesty and anxiety during a job search can be a deterrent in...

Hope + Forging Ahead = Career Opportunity Spark

Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark. ~George Iles photo: theage.com.au One of my movie favorites is Bridget Jones’s Diary. If you have not seen the film, it chronicles a 30-something’s journey (Bridget, a single woman living in London, played by Renee Zellweger) as she moves through...

When the Keys Rattle, Will You Be Ready?

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...
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