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The 3 Dangers of Showcasing the Length of Your Experience in Your Resume & LinkedIn Profile

As a Master Resume Writer, I review candidate resumes every week, and most of those that have been written by the candidates themselves all suffer from one simple but deadly error: advertising their length of experience in their resume’s or LinkedIn profile’s summary. This is a deadly error because it shuts down your job search […]

5 Ways a Job Board-Focused Search Will Ruin Your Job Hunt

Whether you apply for jobs via job board sites like Indeed or Simply Hired, LinkedIn (which imports job leads from Simply Hired), or recruiter or employer websites, your submissions face the same hurdles. Take a look at what I mean in this short slideshow, then continue reading below for some strategic how-to suggestions. If you’re […]

Experts Are Predicting a Possible Economic Slowdown in 2019

If you’re a trends watcher as I am, you may be noticing in increase in the number of stories about a possible economic slowdown later in 2019. Fact or fiction? It’s too soon to tell, but I thought you might appreciate reading some of the tea leaves for yourselves. Here, then, are X insights culled […]

Your Values Compass

How What You Treasure Can Influence What You Do Next in Your Work Life As part of my recent focus on the importance of evaluating the health of your career at the beginning of a new year, I thought it might be helpful to showcase the four ways your values can help or hinder that […]

7 Ways to Recession-Proof Your Career

As economists and financial trend-watchers continue to express concern about a possible (some say probable) slow-down or recession later in 2019, it makes sense to start now to recession-proof your income to the degree you can. Can you do that? Well, no one can protect their income from any and all possible threats, but there […]

How Healthy Is Your Career in 2019?

When you stop and consider how important your salary is – how much it pays for, the lifestyle it enables, the activities and resources it funds – it’s imperative to check in periodically to evaluate how likely it is to continue to do so for the next year. I call this process an annual career […]

Salary Negotiations Blog Series: Salary Negotiations

This is the last post in my three-part series intended to help you secure the best salary you can when starting work with a new employer. In the first post in this series, I outlined a process for how to come up with your desired salary range. The second post explained how to communicate that […]

Smart Resources for Savvy Career Professionals

I have two great resources for you today. The first is a video on expat mental health that is well worth looking at if you are working abroad, will be doing so in 2019, or would like to do so. Did you know that expats are 2.5 times more likely to experience anxiety or depression […]

Salary Negotiations Blog Series: Salary Communications

In my last post—the first in this three-post series about negotiating the right salary for you—I wrote about how to determine the salary range you should be aiming for. In that post, I explained how to figure out your must-have salary range, your want-to-have salary range, and your negotiations salary range. I also included some […]

My Annual Free LinkedIn Profile Promotion

With the peak hiring period in the U.S. economy just a few weeks away (mid- to late-January), it’s time to start preparing your career communications portfolio if you plan to launch a job search in the first quarter of the New Year. Since the holiday season is often a financially stressed time of year for […]

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