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New Job, New 401(k) – Now What?

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So, you’re fed up with your current job and you found the role of your dreams! Your cover letter impressed the recruiter, you nailed the interviews, and you start in two weeks! Now that you’re changing career tracks, what happens to your current 401(k)? While you can just take the money and run, there are several downsides to this scenario. Taking a lump sum withdrawal before retirement age incurs penalties, and before you can put your money towards tuition, a

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Crafting A Cover Letter

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As a frustrated job seeker, it’s tempting to be dismissive of The Cover Letter. (Dun dun dun…) Do you really have to prolong the application process to tailor cover letters to every single job application? Do they even get read? While it’s simpler to send out batches of your carefully crafted resume and ignore the cover letter aspect altogether, please know that the C.L. isn’t going anywhere. Yes, there are some big companies that are so busy that they don’t

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Are You Maxed Out?

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“Maxed out.” Whether it’s your time, your energy, or your line of credit, you’re spent just from trying to keep up. If you love what you do, you wake up with purpose and the daily grind doesn’t get you down. In our recent interview with Jeanne Patti, she pointed out how so many people sit and wait for a golden opportunity to find them, instead of pursuing the right role. “You’ve got to find what you love. If you haven’t

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Career Strategies: How to write a resume that will be read

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Today’s blog is inspired by an article I read from USA Today, about how to write your resume so that an HR Robot will read it. This article is spot on and echoes what I regularly advise our job seekers. In my career, I work with countless resumes. What I have found to be true is that many resumes that include tables, special features, or using the Header & Footer for contact information can backfire when you upload your resume. For

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Do You Believe in Luck?

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What is luck? Luck is being presented with the right opportunity at the right time, usually by what seems like pure chance. Richard Wiseman, a psychologist and author, spent his career studying luck and the actual beliefs and experiences of lucky and unlucky people. He discovered that, to a significant extent, people create their own good and bad fortune. Wiseman’s research study investigated the lives of 400 men and women who considered themselves to be either lucky or unlucky. For

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How to Keep Job Searching (& Online Dating) from Ruining Your Life

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Her eyes are irresistibly charming; her smile kind and genuine. She seems to be intelligent, ambitious, and artistic. She has an MBA from Harvard, plays the violin, and runs two marathons per year. His face is tan and strong; his eyes look kind and friendly. He’s been a practicing physician for ten years and offers free healthcare to impoverished communities. He’s traveled all over the world and seems compassionate, motivated, and adventurous. And as you sit on your couch, scrolling

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3 Secrets to Unleashing the Power of Your Career Potential

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Years ago, Pablo Picasso was sitting in a café in Paris doodling on a napkin when an admirer of his work excitedly approached him. “Can you draw a quick sketch for me? I’ll pay you for it.” she asked. “Sure” said Picasso. He proceeded to draw a quick sketch and then handed the napkin over to her. “Here you go. That’ll be twenty thousand dollars.” “What?!” exclaimed the woman in shock. “It took you two minutes to draw that.” “No

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Feeling Stuck in Your Career? Get to Know Yourself!

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It was the early 1960s in Mountain View California, a quirky 4th-grade boy begrudgingly woke up and got ready for another day of school. He despised the traditional classroom setting and frequently misbehaved out of sheer boredom. He’d rather be doing what truly made him feel alive and set his soul on fire—working on electronics with his father in their family garage. Throughout high school and during college, he continued to feel bored with the classes he was forced to

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5 Ways to Achieve a Healthy Work-Life Balance

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What does work-life balance mean to you? Maybe when you hear it, you envision laying on beach a thousand miles away from all responsibilities, email notifications turned off, a drink in hand, and enjoying well-earned time off. However, for most of us, this balance isn’t quite so glamorous, and is more of a constant give and take between work, family, commitments, errands, and “me” time. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a moment to sit and consider your personal priorities and values so that you can better understand what work-life balance means to you.

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5 Benefits of Using a Recruiter to Advance Your Career

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Jul 10, 2017 11:32:52 AM / by Amy Roesch We all know the feeling… refreshing your email for the tenth time in a row and repeatedly checking your voicemail, waiting to hear back about the job that you’re not even sure you want. Anxious. Exhausted. Disheartened. This is how most people describe their journey in trying to find and secure a job that is a good fit for them. According to The Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory, job searching is one of the most stressful life

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