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Extreme Makeover: Resume Edition


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…

Why You Still Need a Professional Resume – Even in the Age of LinkedIn.


Why You Still Need a Professional Resume – Even in the Age of LinkedIn. You may have heard some chatter about LinkedIn profiles surpassing the value of resumes.  There is another camp that says the opposite; that resumes will always have a more important place than LinkedIn.  Like most areas with two points of view, the answer lies somewhere in the middle. …

4 Steps To Making Your Job Search A Habit

In the last few weeks I have met two people who have been at a job they hate for 10 years! Imagine what that does to your spirit, never mind your health.  Both of them claimed, “it was supposed to be temporary”.  In this current economy it is very easy to let your job search motivation lag.  A job keeps you extremely…

What Is Career Coaching And How Can It Help You?

The process of career coaching and counseling is still somewhat foreign to many people, but in this current economic climate, not knowing that there is a professional support out there and how they can help you will only cause prolonged unhappiness, and unnecessary job search struggles. If you’re sick with a chronic condition, you seek medical help, why not for your career? It affects every aspect of your life.

Recently I was interviewed by Demetrius Cheeks of Learnvest to find out what career coaches do, and how we can help people who are struggling with getting their career on track or succeed in difficult job search. In this interview with Demetrius I share my experiences as a Career Coach and how the art and science of career counseling can help prep you to compete against the millions of fellow job-seekers or find the right career fit.

We All Have To Do What? Career Advice you Might Not Like!

In today’s economy, you have to hustle!  Yes, as the song goes.  “Do The Hustle.” and yes, I know it’s a hassle (at least sometimes)  but times have changed and there’s been a huge shift in what you need to do to manage and expand your career prospects. You know this already. The issue is that we all need to get with…

A Discreet Job Search Using Linkedin (Yes, it’s Possible)

If fear of being seen by your employer is one of the reasons holding you back from using LinkedIn to help you find your next job,  then fear no more. One of the biggest concerns about using LinkedIn and other social networking sites that I still hear is fear over lack of privacy and the inability to be discreet. Discretion is, no…