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Extreme Makeover: Resume Edition

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Confusion over how to promote your expertise in this “new economy” continues to mystify most. While everyone still needs a resume, what that resume looks like has changed dramatically, hence the Extreme Makeover Edition. Much of what I said a few years ago remains true (read below), however some fundamentals of the job search process have changed. What constitutes a RESUME is…

How to Incorporate your Personal Story in a Professional Interview

Being able to “tell your story” in a compelling and engaging way can help your career more than you realize. There are many benefits to learning how to share your “career story” and this guest post provides a great introduction to getting you started. This is a guest post by Melanie Foster. As humans, we are naturally drawn to storytelling. Stories convey…

What on Earth can you do?

This post was written by Donna back in 2011 but as we celebrate Earth Day today, we re-read this blog post and thought it was worth sharing again.  All the information still applies and we remain as committed as ever to find new ways to preserve our environment. This coming Friday, April 22nd, is Earth Day. I’m not mentioning that to simply…

CyberMonday Coaching Special & The December Gratitude Project

Thanksgiving has come and gone and I didn’t have a chance to thank everyone who has become a part of Careerfolk this past year. I want to say a special thank you to all my clients who have trusted me enough to share their personal stories, struggles and dreams.  I am truly blessed to be doing what I love, especially when it…

The Fresh Start Ritual: How the Jewish New Year Tradition can save your job search

Most days we go through our lives at a rapid pace. Rare is the moment that we have the opportunity to sit down and think about the day ahead or the day that passed.  Our job search becomes part of the rhythm of the day. Just as we rush to make certain appointments, we e-mail resumes and cover letters on auto pilot….