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28 Career Management & Job Search Action Steps to Take during a Global Recession

I’m not a fan of hype, but there is a difference between preparedness and panic. Buying enough toilet paper to get by for a week or two is smart. Panic-buying toilet paper is greedy, thoughtless, and selfish (not to mention unnecessary).But your career is yours alone and you are solely responsible for it. It funds […]

Your BrandYou(TM) Resume: 4 Ways to Leverage Color to Strengthen Your Resume’s Brand & Performance

Part of the point of your resume is demonstrating how your experience, credentials, and accomplishments differ from those of other candidates, right? So why then would you use a resume template or set your document up to look like that of thousands – if not millions – of other folks?Color is a simple and elegant […]

Your Resume’s Achievements: Do They Answer the Right Questions about Your Accomplishments?

One of the hallmarks of DIY resumes is the frequent lack of relevant details throughout the document. This is a major problem when it comes to accomplishment statements which, by their nature, require precise details and context information.The challenge in restructuring your resume’s achievements, though, is to add more details – of the right kind […]

Multinational Resumes: 3 Job Search Situations in Which You Need 1

In the ever-increasing global market most of us are engaged in, old-school CVs are being replaced by detail- and key word-rich multinational resumes. Haven’t heard of multinational resumes? If you’re looking for work in one of the three situations outlined below, you’re likely to need one.CVs are often long documents which sketch out a candidate’s […]

Job Search Strategies: Which One(s) Should You Use & Why?

When it comes to job searching, there are several tried-and-true ways to get your resume into a decision-maker’s hands. But which do you choose? That depends on several factors, from the types of roles you are pursuing to your targeted geographic areas to your industry and the amount of time you have available to job […]

LinkedIn: The Definitive 4-Step Approach to Maximizing Your Profile, Network & Visibility

Most job seekers tend to approach their LinkedIn presence in a haphazard way. You may have a profile but haven’t necessarily optimized its content or aligned it with your career management or job search positioning. You may have a network but might not have ensured you have the right network in the right industries and […]

The Single-Easiest Way to Find & Outreach to Executive Recruiters

Even though the Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM) reports that among HR Managers, 73% leverage LinkedIn as their most effective recruiting tool with only 66% claiming Facebook and 53% claiming Twitter as their preferred social media tool, a majority of senior-level job hunters will emphasize online job search as a primary tool. Although job […]

An Out-of-Date Resume = A Missed Career Opportunity

​I’m sure you’ve heard this adage: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. That’s just as true of your resume as it is of many areas of life. Is your resume up to date? If not, you’re planning to miss out on those career opportunities that arise out of the blue and that […]

5 Ways to Overcome the Less-than-Perfect Aspects of Your Background

Why aren’t you getting hired when you’re a great candidate for the roles you’re pursuing? It may be because you possess one or more career liabilities – weaknesses in your work history, pedigree, skill sets, or credentials that employers can’t get past. We all possess such liabilities. The trick is to face them, write your […]

Jumpstart Your Next Job Search in 3 Steps

Have you been laid off or fear you might be? Are you wanting to prepare yourself in the event of an economic downturn, including the one that experts say is likely coming in late 2019 or in 2020? Start now to limit the length of your unemployment, shorten your next job hunt, and realize the […]

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