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When you lose your motivation

“An obstacle may be either a stepping stone or a stumbling block.”  Anonymous Saw this quote, and while it is a simply stated message, I think it can have a powerful punch. We all need to remember this when struggling and feeling like giving up. Of course, when we are in that “mood” these “frivolous” […]

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ATS Systems – Did you know…?

I have some big news about application tracking software systems (ATS systems), the online systems companies use to manage job applications, resumes, and the hiring process overall. For years, these systems had a tough time reading Word documents. Well, according to what I have been reading and listening to, those days are pretty much over. It […]

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Writing Your Resume – Are You Ready?

Are you unsure of your career direction, but moving forward with writing your resume anyway? It is not unusual to have potential customers call wanting me to create their resume, but not sure what there next career move is. When I ask what type of job / career they might want to pursue, a standard […]

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Interviewing Mistakes: What Not to Say – Part 2

Years ago, I had a client who landed a second interview. Let me tell you about her interviewing mistakes. She called me immediately after the second interview and proceeded to tell me about it. At first, all seemed good. She had great skills so I wasn’t surprised. Then she mentioned that they talked about salary […]

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Overused Resume Words – Avoid Them

Overused resume words consist of words such as team player, results driven, or great communicator. It is not unusual for clients  to tell me during the consultation that they were reviewing some resume samples in their field of work and could I include a few of those overused resume words in their document. Sorry, the answer […]

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International Resumes – Specialty Resumes – Part 3

So, this is Part 3 of our series on specialty resumes and we are going to talk about international resumes.  As the other specialty resumes we discussed, military and federal, resumes for international countries have different requirements that you have to make sure you are aware of and include when preparing your resume. Let me […]

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Federal Resumes – Specialty Resume

This is the 2nd of a 3 part series on specialty resumes. We discussed military resumes previously. Today we will be talking about federal resumes and the last in the series will be international resumes. Federal resumes are different and can be much more complicated from typical resumes. I am glad to say there have been […]

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Phoenix Career Fair – Monday, Jan. 27th, 2014

I will be conducting free resume reviews at the Phoenix Career Fair.  Bring your resume and let me take a look at it and give advice on how you can enhance it. Here are the details. Monday, Jan. 27th Location – Phoenix Airport Marriott 1101 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 11:00 to 2:00 pm Here […]

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Specialty Resumes – Do You Need One – Part1

This is a 3-part series on specialty resumes. There are many resume writers, like myself, who are generalists and can write resumes for just about any field of work or level of position. However, there are times where specialty resumes are needed by a job seeker. Today, I want to mention three of those specialties: […]

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Twitter for Job Searching

I have been hesitant about recommending Twitter for job search, but the benefits can no longer be denied. It should be something to consider as part of your job search process. I have been taking some time to read and learn about Twitter recently and it can be a great tool for those exploring job opportunities. […]

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