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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...

Resume Writing: LESS Is ‘Not’ Always MORE

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 Wind

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: Trust Your Intuition

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...
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