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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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Winning Executive Career Strategies

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I recently read an article about career strategies, and it inspired today’s post. I took some time to reflect on my day to day and the relationship dynamics I’ve seen in my line of work. One such observation frequently happens to executives: As professionals scale the corporate ladder, their schedules quickly become booked and they begin to detach from external networking and developing relationships with the recruiters in their market. However, there can be a sudden shift in the marketplace

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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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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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8 Ways to Easily Update Your Resume

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Mar 6, 2017 3:27:02 PM / by Cassandra Czech Does this situation sound familiar? You’re out networking when one of your connections tells you about an open job that you’d be perfect for. As you excitedly list all the reasons you’d be great for the position, you suddenly freeze when she says, “Great! Send me your resume” That’s when you remember the state of your current resume. It’s been a while since you’ve made any updates and the thought of fixing

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6 Common Job Hunting Mistakes to Avoid

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Feb 2, 2017 2:43:54 PM / by Cassandra Czech & Karen Relucio Job hunting is a long process that can be frustrating, especially when you find yourself getting tripped up by an avoidable mistake. Nothing is more aggravating than painstakingly going through a long and tedious application process, only to realize afterwards that your resume contains a glaring typo. When you finally find the job you think you’ll love, you don’t want to blow it by making a small (or not-so-small)

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6 Reasons Why a Job Title Means Less Than You Think

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Nov 30, 2016 1:30:38 PM / by Karen Relucio & Cassandra Czech Job searching can be tricky, especially when you’re looking for a position that you’re passionate about. This is why most job hunters narrow their searches by a job title. However, be careful not to focus solely on the job title because doing so could actually limit your options. Instead, try searching by your skills to find a broader range of positions that could be a better fit. Here are reasons why

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9 Rules for a Successful Career Development Plan

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Nov 21, 2016 3:55:03 PM / by Karen Relucio & Cassandra Czech Today, change is constant. New technologies are developed every day, requiring that companies and employees reevaluate themselves to adapt. You may wonder, what do all these business changes mean to my career?  It means that the need to align yourself with a company that seeks to develop their employees, instead of disposing of them, is greater than ever. Whether you find yourself looking for a new position or you

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6 Reasons Why Salary Doesn’t Guarantee Job Satisfaction

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Oct 20, 2016 11:22:00 AM / by Cassandra Czech & Karen Relucio When it comes to thinking about a job change, it can be easy to be swayed by an increase in pay. The promise of a better salary can make our heads spin at the thought of paying off debt, a nicer house, or a more luxurious vacation. However, switching jobs, or staying at a job, based on pay alone can be a big mistake. There are many other factors

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