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I have a friend who I refer to as ‘my oldest and dearest friend’. We grew up together, got in trouble together, were in each other’s weddings, and is the one I can call for anything. Over the years however, we have grown apart in terms of our locations and visits. Life gets us tied […]

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By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Effective job search shares many characteristics of weight loss. For one, both require patience, sacrifice, time and rigorous, focused effort. Naturally, we resist taking the needed steps to start–and persist in–the strategic action steps to complete the marathon. I hope to debunk some excuses that may be holding you back in my […]

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Bad job search advice is almost worse than no advice at all. Be careful of people who “should know better” spouting forth last century job search information. Unfortunately, some understaffed, financially stretched college career centers fall into that category. Click on this link to read part one of Dawn Bugni’s two-part story …

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Whether navigating the passageways of career change, life change … or both, you will need to map deliberate processes to effectively (and sanely) achieve your destination goal. My own (and my husband’s) recent adventure transforming our careers as well as physical location (we moved from Missouri to Texas) spurred ideas for this recent post on […]

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Employees still working but desperately wanting to find new employment, often feel guilty because they know so many others that have been let go from their positions. Those that are still employed are usually  doing the work of 3 or 4 people and still believe they should feel grateful. Maybe they should, but it doesn’t […]

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Ready. Set. Launch!

I enjoy working with young professionals in my resume practice. As part of the information gathering process for creating their resumes, I ask them if they worked on any team projects or major research assignments. I also ask about campus affiliations, volunteer work, part-time jobs. A lot of them are surprised. They never thought any […]

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Shades of Gray

As you can imagine, a resume writer is asked lots and lots of questions about how to craft a resume, how to conduct a job search, how to do things career related. Frequently, the “asker” is looking for a definitive answer — a yes/no, black/white, “this works in all cases” response. Unfortunately, when it comes […]

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Even in rejection there are always ways to respond that will help you to learn either from your mistakes or just from the situation. Job seekers quickly learn that rejection is a part of any job search. Learning from not getting a job offer can help you to be the top choice next time. Read […]

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If you want to get noticed in your job and in your network the #1 strategy is to give more than is expected from you. You will get recognized for your hard work and people will want to work with you and be part of your network so they can learn from you. Read more […]

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Many job seekers whether nervous or excited, tend to talk too much during an interview. In some cases it can even cause them to be passed over for the position. Have you ever talked  yourself out of a job? Would you know if you had? Read further to understand why this happens and how to […]

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