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After searching almost six months on his own, Dawn introduces a recent graduate to the power of focus in a job search. Armed with a new and compelling presentation of the value he brings to an organization, “Tom” landed a career-launching position a month after abandoning his “I’ll take anything” approach and re-starting his search […]

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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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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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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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Ever received a package and you just “knew” what was inside without opening it? And you were wrong? Dawn Bugni shares a funny story wrapped in some valuable communication, reputation and differentiation lessons here on her blog. Enjoy.

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… and then “shut up.”

Too frequently, job seekers treat interviews as a time for true confessions. They’re asked a simple question about something in their work history during an interview and 15 minutes later, they’re still talking. Unfortunately, most of what’s said doesn’t pertain to the position in questions and gives more detail than a hiring authority needs to […]

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Alphabet soup belongs in a bowl

Go look at your resume right now. Is it loaded with undefined acronyms and industry jargon? Are you convinced “everyone” knows exactly what you mean?  Time for a reality check. You don’t know who is doing the initial screening of resumes. It could be someone who understands the significance of the verbiage used. Or it […]

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No one told me …

In job search, you become a company of one and your skill set is the product your company produces. In order to sell your very special wares, you have to be intimately familiar with the value you bring to an organization AND be able to convey that value. Unfortunately, many depend on their employer to […]

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It’s the little things.

Discouraged is a difficult place to live, but for many job seekers, it’s a reality. This month, the Career Collective share insights into ways to overcome negativity during a difficult search. Attitude plays a huge role in everything we do. Click here for Dawn’s thoughts on the topic.

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