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Companies hire skill sets, not job titles. Skills are transferable, but it is up to the job seeker to define their skills in relation to hiring company needs, not the confines of past job titles. Take a step back from what you were called and take a look at what you did. You can read […]

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Job search (and life) lessons come from the most unusual sources. Dawn shares how a bathroom remodel demonstrated the dread of what you don’t know usually far outweighs the reality of the task at hand. Partnering with an expert, or at least seeking some level of expertise makes a project much more manageable. The rest […]

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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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Time passes, regardless what we do with it. For job seekers, uttering, “I don’t have time” frequently nets a stagnant career, a longer than usual job search, or plain “ole” frustration and feelings of helplessness. Evaluating how we spend time often uncovers the time we didn’t think we had. Determine what’s important and dedicate the […]

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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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In part two, of this two-part series, Dawn Bugni dissects the feedback a client received in response to her resume (a career marketing document). Sadly, the dated, destructive, and depressing guidance came from a source that “should” know better – her university career center. Differentiation is key in this market. Cookie-cutter doesn’t cut it anymore. […]

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All too often, job seekers get so caught up in the way things “should” be, they forget to embrace, tout, and flaunt the value being different brings. In Dawn Bugni’s most recent post, she explores how a little change in perspective about the “bumps” in a career road can uncover a brand new layer of […]

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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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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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