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  • Resume Advice for College Students
    by Robin Schlinger - April 28, 2017
    Q. I am going to be graduating soon with a degree in economics but I really want to work in the fashion industry. How can I apply for jobs when all my education is pointing in the wrong direction? A. Many of us find that our careers take off in directions that have little if anything to do with our degree. I’m a professional resume writer but my degree from MIT is in Chemical Engineering. That does not mean my degree...
  • Tips for Energizing Your Job Search and Career Throughout 2017
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - April 28, 2017
    What is it that gets you excited about your career or the potential the working world has to offer? Whatever the answer is for you, investing in your own career growth will generate excitement and enthusiasm when you’re feeling burned out. Whether you are already devoted to a position or you’re searching for a new job with the promise of growth and upward mobility, employing these tips in the year ahead can inject...
  • Some things never change: 1996 career advice that's still solid
    by Alexandra Levit - April 27, 2017
    In the summer of 1996 after my sophomore year of college, I started an internship at a nonprofit technology association in downtown Washington, D.C. Until that point, I’d only worked in retail and had no idea what to expect. I asked my father and a professor for advice. Remarkably, 20 years later much of that guidance still resonates. Doors open based on who you know In the late 90s, these were physical doors ra...
  • Strategies for Stay-at-Home Moms Going Back to Work
    with Mandy Carter and Tim Muma - April 27, 2017
    Finding a new job is often a challenging and frustrating process, but there are additional obstacles if you've been out of the traditional workforce to take care of your children. Mandy Carter, director of social media for CSI globalVCard, gives all the stay-at-home moms (and dads) tips on being ready to jump back into the workforce. Among other items, Mandy tells Tim Muma about overcoming guilt, keeping your skills up to date...
  • Professional Resume Writing: Your Future Depends on It
    by Michelle Dumas - April 25, 2017
    You Consult a Professional for Everything Else in Your Life When you are sick, you go to the doctor. When it’s time to pay your taxes, you go to an accountant or tax service. When you need legal advice, you go to a lawyer. When your car breaks down, you bring it to an automotive technician. Professional resume writing? You may never have even thought of it. The biggest decision in your life is waiting,...
  • Everything Old Is New Again
    by Stacey Lane - April 24, 2017
    I’ve been walking several times a week with a friend. We hike through the hills in our neighborhood and at the end of the hour, I’ve easily gotten 90+ flights of stairs and 10,000 steps logged on my Fitbit. We chat the entire hour. We discuss politics, the economy, technology, work, family, new recipes we’ve tried and our weekend plans. We’re both self-employed so we often talk business strategy and wha...
  • Recruiters And Your Job Search
    by Georgia Adamson - April 21, 2017
    Clients often ask me about using executive recruiters in their job search. My first response frequently addresses a key misconception about what recruiters do and don’t do, followed by a few cautionary pieces of advice. If you’re considering recruiters as part of your job search strategy, you might want to take note of this. MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT RECRUITERS The most common mistaken idea is that recruiters will...
  • Misleading Job Titles: Are They Hurting Your Resume?
    by Robin Schlinger - April 20, 2017
    The companies you are applying to know what position they are trying to fill. They search for someone with a job title and history that matches their expectations for the position. However, your own company might have a different approach to job titles. You should never change your job title on your resume: you should use the title your company uses. However, you may need to bridge the gap between your current title and you...
  • How to Win Your Next Executive Job in 2017
    by Laura Smith-Proulx - April 18, 2017
    Seeking a change in your C-suite role, or rising to an executive position for the first time in 2017? Your job search has changed – substantially. If you haven’t kept abreast of the latest trends in executive job search, prepare to be surprised. For example, most CEOs, CFOs, and COOs eschewed the use of LinkedIn for many years. However, social media use has finally taken hold among executives, with the averag...
  • Ask Deb: Is My Manager The Best Reference For Me
    by Debra Wheatman - April 17, 2017
    Dear Deb: I was reorganized out of my job a few months back, and I’m now in the final rounds of interviews for a position at a competitor of my former company. The application materials indicate that any offer is contingent upon a successful background check, including a reference check. This is what I’m confused about. My manager at my last job had 17 direct reports. As a result, he really wasn’t involved...