Make Your Resume Stand Out

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It’s time to find a job — perhaps your position for the next six months, the next six years or maybe even longer. No matter what, you must get the job first, and one major part of that is still the résumé. Remember, this document helps answer the questions, “Why should we hire you? What… Read more »

How Can I Find a Top Job in CA?

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You’ve been trying to find a job forever, and in California, it’s certainly not easy. You’ve put your resume out on every job site, tried all your contacts, and only got a few nibbles. Maybe it’s time for a new strategy, one that doesn’t involve you doing all this work by yourself. Find a recruiter…. Read more »

How to Stand Out as a Reserved Candidate

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Even if you’ve worked hard and done well enough to be considered a top candidate, you must remember there are still others you have to compete against who may have those same qualifications; nothing is a done deal until someone shakes your hand and says, “Congratulations.” So, what can you do to stand out above… Read more »

Podcasts to Boost Your Career

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Have you ever listened to podcasts that interest you? It seems everyone has one and you can find one to match almost any interest, from cooking to parenting to politics. That range expands to careers as well, and some of these inspiring podcasts may help you improve your career in the process. You don’t have… Read more »

Do You Give Yourself the Credit You Deserve?

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During Mike’s last interview, he was asked to tell the interviewer something about his accomplishments, skills or qualifications. He panicked slightly, trying to find the balance between touting what he had done and bragging, and he ended up playing down some of his biggest strengths. When he didn’t get the position, he wondered if he… Read more »

Does Attitude Impact Your Job Search?

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You’ve looked for a job for the last few months with little success. Maybe a few nibbles, but it’s gotten harder and harder to keep a positive outlook as multiple resumes and cover letters yield a variety of “thanks, but no thanks.” As a result, the last time you went out for an evening with… Read more »

The One Thing You Need to Be Successful

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Before Bloomsbury Publishing took a chance on a story about an orphaned boy wizard, J.K. Rowling was mid-divorce, in her own words, “as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being homeless.” Eight other publishers had passed on the book. Yet it was repeated failure that prompted Rowling to make it… Read more »

Want a Speedy Hiring Process? Do your part!

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You carefully craft your resume, go through the process of filling in the application, and then…you wait. And wait. And wait. Did the application go through, you wonder? How long does this limbo last? One of the biggest complaints regarding the hiring process? The snail-like pace it seems to take sometimes. Too often companies will… Read more »

How Can I Learn About a Company’s Culture Before the Interview?

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You’ve secured the interview and chosen your outfit. Now you need to take a crucial next step: research the company. As the saying goes, “Forewarned is forearmed,” and if you want to both make a good impression on your interviewer and learn if the company is a good fit for you, you need to do… Read more »

Being a Good Employee Doesn’t Equal Being a Good Leader

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Mike had worked at Company ABC for about five years. He’d always performed the best in his department, meeting his quotas and then moving beyond them. If anyone needed help, he’d find a way to lend a hand. He listened attentively to criticism and tried to find ways to boost his own performance. His bosses… Read more »