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5 Tricks for Online Job Searching Have you ever said to yourself: “There just aren’t any jobs out there; I’ve looked.” One issue could be where you are looking and how you are searching because today there are more online sources than time in a day.   The entire job search system can seem overwhelming, especially if you have not...

Learn from U.S. Military Veterans: Get Your Mindset Ready to Compete for a Job  Changing careers, industries, companies or geographies can be overwhelming. This is especially true for U.S. Military service members transitioning from the military to civilian employment. An important step for them is to get in the right...

Secrets to Researching Your Next Career Move  You all know that great research is a critical step in your job search process. Duh, right? So, why do career coaches, like me, continue to talk about it? It is because we are continuously surprised at the lack of...

4 Reasons You May Not Be Getting Traction as a Leader   Even with billions of dollars of corporate investment in training, leaders at all levels can still find themselves in ‘leadership traps’ that only come to light once key performance indicators, revenue or bottom–line contribution start trending in the...

8 Tips to Up Your Small Talk Game  Smartphones help us avoid face-to-face conversations. While technology can help people connect with one another, face-to-face conversations are still as important as ever. One often overlooked, but essential, conversation style is small talk. While it isn’t always easy, people really...

Mom’s Thank-you Notes and Follow Up Turns out, your mother was right! Sending thank you notes is the right thing to do. However, in the job search process it is also required. The benefit in conducting good job search follow up is that it shows great persistence and professionalism. You can use the opportunity to expand, reinforce or...

Add Cold Calling Techniques to Land Your Career Move Making cold calls on companies can give job seekers the chills! As a hiring manager and job search professional for over 30 years, I have yet to meet one job seeker who is comfortable making cold calls for jobs, sending e-mails to a perfect stranger, or corresponding with...

Side Hustles:  3 Ways to Thrive in Today’s Gig Economy It’s no secret: side hustles are the newest norm in business today. From student debt and low retirement benefits to fear of job loss, many people of all ages are turning to entrepreneurial endeavors for peace of mind and...

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