Career Moves
resume-wizard

The 21st Century Resume: A Personal Website

Standing out from the crowd is tough when your resume is buried in a mound of papers on a hiring manager’s desk. An average of 118 people will apply for each advertised job, but only 20 percent of those applicants get cal...

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Is Your Job Dragging You Down? 2 Things To Do That Will Get You Excited Again!

  Sometimes you love your job, and it completely fuels your fire. Sometimes you hate it, and it completely drags you down.  Sometimes you love it and you hate it, and sit at your desk wondering why you are so SO tired (an...

Intern Infographic

The Evolution of The Internship [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s hard to believe that the predecessor of today’s internship came to life in the 11th century. The interns of the past were actually apprentices seeking practical experience to grow their skill set in a trade, art, or ca...


staying happy while unemployed

How to Combat the Unemployment Blues

  At some point in your career, you might experience a time of unemployment.  Perhaps you chose to quit abruptly or maybe you were laid off.  As someone who is recently unemployed, I can say there’s been many highs and...

Moment of truth

The 4 Moments of Truth in the Hiring Process

When you’re searching for a job, it can feel like every moment, every conversation, every communication, is equally as important as any other. The truth, though, is that there are some key moments in any job search or int...

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The #1 Question to Ask Yourself When Trying to Find YOUR Passion!

Recently, I was talking to one of my very inspiring private clients about her life passion.  She was feeling stressed and frustrated that she hasn’t found it yet (she’s both smart and a hard worker, so used to thin...


contract work

Should We All Be Contractors?

  Let’s start with a provocative line: Would you be better at your job if you were a contractor? If you were paid hourly, or at least per project? I worked for an hourly wage when I was fourteen: I nannied for twin ...

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Negotiate on Behalf of Someone Else

Why? You fight harder on behalf of someone else…. In Adam M. Grant’s terrific book, Give and Take, he discusses different negotiating styles. One of his findings demonstrates that ‘givers’, people who eschew the law...

moving-abroad

Should You Expand Your Job Search Across the Pond?

Perhaps you’re an adventurer and you’ve always wanted to move abroad. The most common way to get a job across the pond is to find a way to move with your current company based in USA. But that’s not to say it&...


seniorpreneurs

What We Can Learn From Seniorpreneurs

As someone who worked in manufacturing for decades and thought he’d be able to retire in a few short years, my dad’s journey is like that of many others. After his shop closed operations locally, my dad jumped into career c...