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Feb 19th, 2018
Once you have children, everything changes.  Managing your career becomes much more difficult because there are so many more demands on your time.  Also, you often feel torn about taking time away from your kiddies to work.  It is possible to be a great parent and to have a rewarding career but you do need a strategy.  Here are some tips that will help: Don't be too hard on yourself.  Balancing parenting with a career is difficult.  The hard truth is that nobody does it well.  We are all just trying to get through the day.  Some days you'll be... + continue reading
Feb 15th, 2018
Nobody ever got a job offer from a robot!   You probably know that most medium and large employers use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).  This means that when you submit your application, the Applicant Tracking System will screen it for keywords and relevant phrases to identify the best candidates.  However, the reality is that it's not always the strongest candidates who pass through the screening; often it's the candidates who know how the Applicant Tracking Systems work.  Your goal is to pass through the screening so that your resume will be reviewed by a human being,... + continue reading
Feb 08th, 2018
There are definitely advantages to writing your own resume.  Aside from the fact that it's free, when you write your own resume, you can be sure that it accurately reflects your goals, skills and experience.  Also, it is easier for you to talk about your resume at your interview when you are the person who wrote it.  However, if you are not a strong writer or if you are feeling lost, you may need a bit of help. Here are some tips to help you navigate the process: Consider free services.  There is a multitude of free services for job seekers.  There are government and... + continue reading
Feb 04th, 2018
You've been seriously looking for a job for a few months now. Initially you were excited about it.  You would scour the job postings and eagerly apply to anything that matched your skills.  You would spend hours researching companies and modifying your resume.  When you managed to score interviews, you would spend days preparing and weeks waiting for the result.  Getting a job...the right job...means EVERYTHING to you and you will do whatever you can to be successful.  However, lately your drive has been waning.  You are exhausted and your heart is just not in it... + continue reading
Jan 29th, 2018
Confucius said "Find a job that you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life."  Doesn't that sound amazing?  Imagine looking forward to work each day because your job is intertwined with your passion.  There are people who have managed to make this happen.  Do you have a hobby or an interest that you would love to turn into a career?  Here are a few tips that could help you make that a reality: Try to identify opportunities.  There are almost always job opportunities within a hobby but you need to actively look for them.  Pay attention to... + continue reading
Jan 22nd, 2018
When you are looking for a job, it so easy for the days to slip away.  You might end up binge watching Netflix or spending far too much time on Instagram.  You can even get lost doing job search related tasks like rewriting your resume.  Some job seekers will work crazy hard for three or four days and then take a two week break.  Having a daily routine is extremely important for job seekers.  A consistent effort is necessary to maintain your motivation and to keep your momentum going.    Here is a checklist that will help you stay on track: Take care of... + continue reading
Jan 19th, 2018
You did it!  You managed to get the employer's attention with your carefully-written resume and you wowed them at the interview.  They just need to check your references and the job is yours!  You are so close that you can taste it!  Don't crack the champagne yet; you still have some work to do.  The reference check is a very real part of the selection process.  Here are a few tips that will help you be successful: Get good quality references.  Put yourself in the employer's shoes; who would you consider to be the most credible references?  Chances are... + continue reading