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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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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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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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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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