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This is the KISS snow globe.   Ever have one of those moments when everything falls into place, completely unexpected and with little effort? Aren’t they great? Dawn shares the story of how a chance encounter helped clear from clutter from her home while making a stranger very happy. Opportunity frequently presents itself in unusual […]

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Moore’s Creek, western Pender County, NC Even the most carefully laid out job search plan can be derailed by a bad attitude or a dour disposition — unintentional or not. In this post, Dawn Bugni explores a few ways to identify potentially negatives habits and influences. She suggests finding a spot for some quite introspection […]

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Frequently, job seekers lament the lack of one specific “thing” in their career history, rather than focus on the overall value they bring to an organization. Dawn Bugni shares a fun post with lots of lessons in handling those self-imposed career locks and roadblocks on her blog. You’ll find it here. Take a peek.

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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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Bridget Haymond, a life coach I met on Twitter, asked if I’d help put together some tips to help job seekers at her local church. I happily obliged. A four-part series on job search basics resulted from the collaboration. Parts one and two explore career marketing strategies; parts three and four address practical methods to […]

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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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I recently worked with a client wanting to make a career change and relocate to a new town. She networked and found an opening matching her goals before it even posted. She had an inside contact at the target organization. She’d researched the employer and had living arrangements in the new location. Overall, she was […]

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Though some would assert otherwise, your resume is not (just) a collection of online blog posts, Google profiles, Facebook posts, LinkedIn commentaries and other social site navigations. In fact, according to many who review resumes, expecting hiring decision makers, recruiters and human resource professionals to parse through your collection of online messages and profiles in […]

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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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