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The “traditional” 2013 employment market will be much more challenging than you might anticipate. Many companies are doing more with less. They can afford to be highly selective because they always receive a large number of qualified applicants for one job vacancy. So what can you do to increase your chances of attaining a new […]

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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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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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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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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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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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In today’s job market, it’s not uncommon for job seekers to pursue multiple types of positions. However, if not managed carefully, searching for multiple positions, and sometimes in multiple industries, can end in frustration for the job seeker. Without clear focus on position and, in turn, employer needs, the job seeker’s message quickly becomes, “I’ll […]

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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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Frequently, the quality of assistance you get is directly proportional to the quality of the request. Here’s a new “don’t do this” in your job search post by Dawn Bugni.  Find out why a “blanket e-email” asking for help with little offer of value is not a good approach. (And, to add another layer to […]

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