Career Search Resolutions For The New Year

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Let me begin by saying “Happy Holidays” to you and yours! This is such a wonderful time of the year for so many reasons. One of those reasons is that we usually get to spend some quality time with our family and friends. Another is that there is the opportunity to reflect on the year that has passed and set goals for the year that is to come.

For many of my clients and followers, ...

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Including Volunteer Experience On Your Resume

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With the Holidays upon us, many people are looking for ways to give back in their community. This is one of the great things associated with the Season: people donating their time and money to those less fortunate and in need. Of course, those needs do not end on December 26th. As we mentioned in our December 2015 blog post, Actions To Stay Positive During Your Job Search, there is no greater joy than volunteering and ...

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Is your Personal Brand on Social Media Networking Sites Costing You?

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Current research suggests that you can have the perfect resume and still not get the position that you interview for. In fact, 80% of employers are looking for a cultural fit over executive skills.

It has been said that interviews boil down to three things:

  1. Can you do the job?
  2. Will you do the job with passion?
  3. Do we want you around?

The third question can be restated as “Do you fit ...

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Challenges and Strategies For Up-and-Coming Minority Executives

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You have done all of the right things. You have gone to the “right” schools. You have excelled in your professional career (with the sterling performance reviews to prove it). You seem well-positioned to take the next step: getting a shot at the top executive jobs and boardroom position that non-minorities seem to get when having a track record that is similar to yours. But you do not get that opportunity. You get passed over again and again. What to ...

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7 RED FLAGS That You Are In The Wrong Job

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With a new year upon us, perhaps it is time to take a look at that area of our lives where we send so much time: our jobs.

Are you on the right career path? If any of the following 7 RED FLAGS are showing up in your work life, a change may be in order.

1. You have no passion for the job.

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How to Prepare For a Successful Interview

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When you get the opportunity to interview for a position, it can be both exciting and stressful. What is the company looking for? Are you qualified? Will they like you? Typically, companies are looking for someone who demonstrates competence, a good attitude and personality that fits in with the company. Here is how you can prepare for a successful interview to ensure you make a good first impression:

Research the Company

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What are the Keys to a Work/Life Balance?

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You clock out at work and head home, so you should be able to switch out of work mode. However, the reality is that balancing your work and personal life is often easier said than done. Maybe there was one task you didn’t get done, or a meeting that didn’t go your way, and it lingers in your mind. On the other hand, maybe you show up to work frazzled by a hectic morning with your ...

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