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Forbes Coaches Council

Professionals Can Take These 10 Steps To Land Their Dream Job

A January 5th, 2021 Forbes Coaches Council / Forbes Online article on “Landing Your Dream Job” prompted a response. I have included a link to the full article at the bottom, and the article introduction and my quote (#5) below. No matter how out of reach it might seem, most professionals have a dream job. …

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Getting Constant Rejections in Your Job Search?

Assumptions that individuals make during a job search, particularly when it comes to rejections, are rarely true. We second guess ourselves because of perceived failure. Below, I offer a more accurate assessment of what is often occurring, and a few tips to overcome it when the issue is one you can rectify.  1) The organization interviews candidates …

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What is a Waste of Space, Unprofessional or Inappropriate on Your Resume?

What is a Waste of Space, Unprofessional or Inappropriate on Your Resume?

I found the above picture yesterday in a search for graphics, and it immediately struck me as perfect for my article. While everyone writing their resume is doing so in earnest and with the best information they have, often the person writing it may have received bad resume advice from friends and family, used poorly …

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Proofing Your Resume and Cover Letter

Proofing a resume or cover letter both for the writer or the numerous friends and family who often review, can be a daunting task. You want that document to be perfect. You’ve heard that one mistake could cost you a job. First, let’s do away with that myth. Thinking that someone is taking your one, two or three-page resume …

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The Value of References

The Value of References

Job seekers often send their resume with “References available upon request” included in the document.  However, this information is unnecessary, as it is expected that you will be able to supply references, whether you have said so or not.  A reference listing (a separate page from your resume listing each reference and their contact information) …

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Volunteering and Your Job Search – A Job Search Tip

Get out and volunteer if you are out of work, working part time or are underemployed.  Besides helping you to feel better about your situation, show HR and Hiring Managers that you are willing to get out and work, even if it is unpaid work.  Furthermore, a regular volunteer opportunity (at least once a week for at …

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Shake It Off

About two to three times a year someone writes a “Nasty-Gram” article about how all Career Coaches and Resume Writers are charlatans, and naturally professionals in this industry get very upset.  This is what happened in the most recent case with Matt Charney’s article on Recruiting Daily.  Mind you Matt is “friends” with many of …

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Is the Resume Dead?

This was my recent answer on a Goggle+ thread as to whether the resume is dead: No, because the resume ultimately helps you to develop the information/data/verbiage to communicate your personal brand – essentially it is a marketing document and tool, no longer just static and non-interactive because of its multiple uses. From utilizing content …

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