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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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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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  Weaving a colorful, yet pragmatic and decipherable career story is a creative process at the center of most successful career transitions. However, the introspective, intellectually laborious course that guides your word-story knitting is one that requires deep thought and focus. My recent post on this subject was inspired by a career colleague who shared […]

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Recently,  the well-meaning friend of a client gave her some really bad resume advice. She relayed it to me. One of the two items shared was a hot-button issue for me and a lot of other career professionals too. This well- meaning friend told her to make sure her resume did not exceed one-page. I […]

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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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When Sharlyn Lauby, SHPHR, CPLP, founder of Top 50 Business Blog HR Bartender, invited Resume Chicks Dawn Bugni and Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter to reply to a comment from one of her readers regarding “Should a pro write your resume?” they both were happy to oblige. As Sharlyn pointed out, the question was timely, as “Seth Godin (aka marketing guy) […]

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To you job seeker, if you are trying to go at it alone, I hope you rethink this plan; because, if a blank document on your screen with the vertical line blinking doesn’t get you excited, the end result won’t induce a better emotion from your employer. Leave it up to us ‘geeks’ who love to write, dance with words and ideas, and who will passionately communicate your differentiating value, winning you the interview you dream of. Then, it is your turn to dance.

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Career Director’s International spearheaded the initiative to recognize September as “International Update Your Resume” month. This month, more than ever, job seekers and careerists are encouraged to take charge of their careers and ensure they’re ready for anything. Pulling from the CDI archive, Dawn Bugni shares, SEPTEMBER: Update Your Resume Month — 5 Reasons (and […]

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