Seven Tips to a Job-Winning Interview

These days, interviews don't come easily. When you get The Call, make the most of... Read More

10 Steps to Getting the Most Out of Job Fairs

Many job seekers tend to overlook job fairs. They can be crowded, busy, competitive and... Read More

Hot Business Trends for 2004? And Beyond: Maybe One Will Turn Into a Creative Business Idea for You

I always look forward to the December issue of Entrepreneur magazine. That's the issue... Read More

10 Steps to Escape the Job World and Create the Life You Really Want

1. GET THE POINT ? OF LIFE, THAT IS. How many of us will... Read More

Stacking The Deck In Your Favor

Many people do not bother to look at their own magnificence and without that view... Read More

Your Goals Must Be Within Your Reach

FIRST STEP -- Set short-term, incremental goals. Work up to larger plans... Read More

Defining Success Your Way!

In my career advising practice, I often find that my clients are not clear about... Read More

What Turns Potential Employers ON; What Turns Them OFF?

According to an annual survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, these... Read More

Six Factors That Can Cost You the Interview/Job

Most job seekers know that an unprofessional appearance will count against them at an interview.... Read More

Job Interviews & the Magic of Music

Can music help you with your next job interview? It just might! Here's how. ... Read More

When and How to Say I Just Cant Do It!

We naturally hesitate to tell our boss when we can't do something or are feeling... Read More

Hey, You Cant Ask Me That! (How to Respond to Inappropriate Job Interview Questions)

I received the following questions from a visitor to my website recently: "How should I... Read More

Loving What You Do

Man is a social animal and survival is his major need. There are needs that... Read More

Creating a Feng Shui Power Office: 6 Easy Tips to More Successful Surroundings

More and more people are looking to gain an edge in their working environments. One... Read More

Spiritual Practices Offer Peace and Acceptance

Facing career transitions and daily life challenges can leave us feeling lonely, stressed and anxious.... Read More

How to Give Job-Winning Answers at Interviews

Human Resources personnel, professional recruiters and various other career experts all agree: one of the... Read More

Success at Work : People Skills : Networking

Getting along with your co-workers is critical to yourhappiness and success at work. You may... Read More

Creating Your Own Luck

Losing my job in the last recession of the last century, I discovered... Read More

American Idol Syndrome

I like Simon, one of three judges on American Idol. I find his... Read More

Resume Tips To Take You From SAHM to WAHM

When looking for a telecommuting position, it is very important to have your resume in... Read More

Any Job is an Honorable Job

Seeing your job as an honorable job, adds more meaning and peace to your life.... Read More

How To Get More Interviews In Your Job Search

Richard Bolles, job search guru and author of What Color Is Your Parachute? predicts that... Read More

12 Steps to Targeting Success in Your Career or Job Search

Is your job search sagging? Are you still looking for that ideal next job? Or... Read More

Handling the Dreaded Why Did You Leave? Question

If you left your last job under less-than-ideal circumstances, you probably dread the "Why did... Read More

Seven Steps to Making a Successful Career Change

My first job was secretary to Moses. Having to transcribe and make 2,430 copies of... Read More

175 Power Verbs and Phrases for Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews

While you're revamping your resume or cover letter or constructing your proof-by-example stories for interviews,... Read More

What To Do When Your Boss Is a Butthead

I've never worked for a boss I didn't like or respect. Sure, some were better... Read More

Reinvent Your Career In Five Simple Steps

The phrase "reinventing yourself" seems to be popping up all over lately. Just a few... Read More

No Experience? No Problem!

Are you a new graduate with little or no work experience? Sometimes it can be... Read More

Five Powerful Tips for Interns

Interning is about more than earning money during summer break. It's a wonderful way to... Read More

Four Important Questions to Ask Your Interviewer; Do You Really Want to Work for This Person?

Many job seekers miss a golden opportunity when they are asked towards the end of... Read More

Are Your References Ready?

One of the most common forms of background check performed by companies hiring new employees... Read More

The Background on Background Checks

In one of my past lives I held a Top Secret clearance as a Civil... Read More

How to Overcome Being Overqualified

Have you ever gone through the interview process, felt confident that you'd performed extremely well,... Read More

Top 10 Tips for Career Advancement

Here's a list of the top 10 tips you can use to advance your career:... Read More

The Chicken or the Egg?

Even before I checked my calendar on Monday morning, I knew the appointment... Read More

Taking Your Words Seriously

When we ordered the stained glass window as an accent piece for our... Read More

Updating Your Plum Job Now That Youre a Parent

It's startling to discover how having kids changes the way you see the world. Just... Read More

15 Tips for Writing Winning Resumes

The thought of writing a resume intimidates almost anyone. It's difficult to... Read More

5 Key Factors to Consider When Selecting an Outplacement Firm

With today's economy, more and more companies are finding themselves faced with the... Read More

The Changing Values Landscape of the U.S. and How It Impacts Midlife Job Searchers

Imagine a huge river that has been flowing for centuries: See the thick underbrush that... Read More

The Changing Values Landscape of the U.S. and How It Impacts Midlife Job Searchers, Part Two

The values landscape of our nation is changing, and with it your personal values landscape... Read More

The Perfect Resume

The perfect resume presents hiring managers with a four-fold vision of who you... Read More

Crafting A Stellar Career Summary For Your Resume

Are you a career changer? Or, are you satisfied with your stable career but interested... Read More

Managing Emotions During Career Change and Job Search, Part One

How can you manage your emotions during your career change or job search? To answer... Read More

Managing Emotions During Career Change and Job Search, Part Two

Half the battle in successfully managing your emotions during a job search or career change... Read More

Resurrecting the Perfect Resume, Part One

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Resurrecting the Perfect Resume, Part Two

Are you in denial about the lifelessness of your resume? If you are reasonably qualified... Read More

The Musketeer Approach

Stories of intrigue, treachery, politics, lies, double crosses, and power struggles fill the... Read More

A Job is Not a Job

It only happened on Mondays. Sometimes I escaped the unpleasant ritual. But, more... Read More

Acceptance is the Answer to All Our Problems

Many people today have lost jobs after decades of service; many others suffer within jobs... Read More

Career Job Satisfaction - Get Off the Treadmill - Exit Your Rat Race!

Get Off the Treadmill - Exit Your Rat Race!We can all get in a rut... Read More

Networking is the Key to Star Performance in Everything You Do.

Many people's idea of networking relates to the 'size of their Christmas Card List, rather... Read More

Networking Masterclass - Part 1 - Practicing Empathy

Practicing Empathy A vital part of your networking skills is your ability to build rapport... Read More

Networking Masterclass - Part 2 Practicing Altruism

Practicing Altruism The 'Golden Rule' occurred in the Greek and Chinese cultures thousands of years... Read More

Networking Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them

'Fear of rejection' is the major reason why individuals looking for a career change hesitate... Read More

What Your Guidance Counselor, Career Counselor, and Own Mother Probably Never Told You...

The alarm clock jars you awake at some insanely early hour. As you hit... Read More

Want to Work for Yourself? Those Dream Jobs Dont Just Happen, Theyre Created

While traveling in northern California last October, I happened to tune into a local... Read More

Changing Careers? How to Get Around the Three Major Mental Roadblocks to Success

A part of you can't wait to dive into your new career -- but you're... Read More

Fascinating Ways to Make a Living Doing What You Love May Be Closer Than You Think...

You don't have to look very far to find fascinating ways to make a living.... Read More

If You Think You Cant Change Course... Youre Right

You've heard the expression that some people see... Read More

Wishing and Hoping

Years after Disneyland was built, after the completion of Walt Disney World, the story goes... Read More

Booster & Drainers

Like huge anchors on cruise ships, other people can hold you down. Not... Read More

Using Your Whine Factor

Brian's work was exceptional. Still, as his boss, I rarely offered him additional... Read More

What is Experience Anyway?

I learned in first grade that one plus one equals two. But, that's... Read More

Shades of Grey

A paperweight sits on my desk, etched in silver the message: Life isn't... Read More

How To Conduct A Successful Job Search Campaign

1.Define your objective: Know what kind of work you most enjoy and perform the best.... Read More

Assess Your Transferable Skills

One of the most important parts of a job search is assessing your Transferable... Read More

Dress For Success

You have heard the phrase, "Dress for Success." This is very important in your job... Read More

The 5 Ps Of A Job Search

Step One - Plan:Most people spend more time planning a one to two week vacation... Read More

No Degree, No Problem

According to a recent survey, 52% of job candidates polled lied on their resume about... Read More

What is Mystery Shopping, and Can You Really Get Paid to Shop?

Mystery shoppers visit businesses "disguised as normal customers," and do the things other customers do-ask... Read More

What Do Employees Wish for Most (And How To Get It)

What do many employees wish for at work? A bonus or raise. At least that's... Read More

Simple Tips to Move Forward on the Job, Part II

After establishing a trusting relationship with the safety officer, it would be helpful to document... Read More

Taking Job Loss Seriously

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Growing Up On A Delaware Farm

Growing up on a Delaware farm was a wonderful and rewarding experience for me.I grew... Read More

Where Did All The Farmers Go?

Several times a year, I hear someone complain about the development of farm land in... Read More

Acing The Interview

It's no secret that there is a lot of competition for writing jobs.What makes or... Read More

You Never Get A Second Chance To Make A First Impression

There is no easy way to define exactly what editors, publishers, PR managers, non-profit directors,... Read More

A Career in Image Consulting

You might have seen them while watching TV shows such as Extreme Makeover, Queer Eye... Read More

5 Interviewing Tips To Get That Job!

Anyone who is a jobseeker knows that looking for a new job or career is... Read More

You Can Identify a Problem Solver

As an executive recruiter, I interview a lot of people. And while most candidates find... Read More

How to Success On The Job from Job Hunting to Keep Your Job and Get Most of Out of It

INTRODUCTIONThis article will prepare you for the difficult task of job hunting. Not only will... Read More

How To Write A Job Winning Resume That Puts Yours On Top

Many people would love to get a better job. And most of these same people... Read More

How To Get A Job Fast

In today's unpredictable economy, the idea of job security with any company would seem to... Read More

From Bumbling Bosses to Cranky Co-Workers ? How to Overcome What Makes You Hate Your Job

I'll be the first to admit that I hated my job. It took many years... Read More

The Top 10 Ways to Achieve Balance in Your Life

1. Define Success for YourselfClarify and write down what success means for you. What would... Read More

Vocational Experts 7 Proposals to Solve the Unemployment Problem

The subject is constantly in the news and may decide the next national elections -... Read More

Why Become A Truck Driver?

There are a great number of good reasons for someone to become a truck driver.... Read More

What Students and Parents MUST Know about Student Loans

A student loan helps you get through college. Then you come out into a high-paying... Read More

Ode to a Spoon

"Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have." --Rabbi Hyman Judah... Read More

18 Career Enhancement Caveats

Core value investing in your careerMany people walk through their lives never, ever being better... Read More

Career Search from Within

Seeking meaningful and fulfilling work can become a discouraging, confusing and overwhelming journey. Beware spending... Read More

How to Be Prepared for a Layoff

If you are concerned that your company might be planning a layoff, your best course... Read More

Why Do Interviews Die: That Sinking Feeling and How to Prevent it!

Interviews die because a mistake occurred. Sometimes, you've made a mistake; sometimes they die because... Read More

Words. Words. Words.

They're only words. Some believe the school-yard taunt: "Sticks and stones can break my bones,... Read More

Nine Career Zappers

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What A Former Stay At Home Mom Knows About Creating A Stunning Resume That You Dont

Recently I was asked to touch up a friend's resume. Her challenge was simple. She... Read More

Career Moves: Take Charge of Your Life

Every day millions of people let their inner fears stop them from creating the life... Read More

Feedback: Take It or Leave It ... But Get It

The expense was substantial. An immersion workshop with twelve participants sharing a common goal to... Read More

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Franchising Offers NO Guarantees --

You have to ask --- IS a FRANCHISE FOR YOU?There are NO guarantees. You invest... Read More

10 Steps to Escape the Job World and Create the Life You Really Want

1. GET THE POINT ? OF LIFE, THAT IS. How many of us will... Read More

17 Surefire Ways to Annoy Potential Employers

Despite the President's encouraging words, the job market is still in sorry shape. There are... Read More

Consultants - If We Cant Laugh At Ourselves?

There are hundreds of varieties of Consultants these days. We can find Consultants to take... Read More

Common R?sum? Mistakes

Using a general r?sum?.DON'T DO IT! You cannot successfully use the same r?sum? to apply... Read More

Is Job Loss Making You Sick?

Job loss affects most of us like any other loss in life. Yes, there are... Read More

Getting Your Online Health Care Administration Degree

Are you thinking about getting your online health care degree but don't know where to... Read More

Are You Ready For A New Career?

Is your current or most recent job truly what you want to do?Do you dread... Read More

Dynamic Interviewing Practices

The pre-hiring process can be a challenge. If you're reading this article, you are finished... Read More

Self-Preservation Techniques For The Unemployed

Looking for work can be difficult, frustrating, anxiety-provoking, and demeaning.There are few situations we encounter... Read More

Self Describing Skills - Key Strengths

You need to be the best you can at describing your best qualities; particularly your... Read More

Your Resume Format - What Is The First Thing You Need To Do?

The first thing you need to do before you write your resume is learn how... Read More

Planning Your Successful Career: 15 Ideas

"Doing a good job is one of the most important ways to move up the... Read More

The 5 Ps Of A Job Search

Step One - Plan:Most people spend more time planning a one to two week vacation... Read More

5 Ways to Profit From No Child Left Behind (NCLB)

The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (No Child Left Behind) is designed to... Read More

What Me? Lie On My Resume? Who Will Know?

The temptation to lie on a resume is great! How can it hurt if I... Read More

Leaders Meet Challenge Heads-UP With Confidence --

Maybe "buck" is better referred to as the Boss' Challenge. Business owners are faced with... Read More

Employment Screening Today ? Are Online Database Searches Enough?

In today's employment environment, HR managers are faced with the monumental duty of hiring and... Read More

The Surefire Way To Getting A Pay Raise

If you are working for someone else, it is important to remember this fact: No... Read More

Reinvent Your Career In Five Simple Steps

The phrase "reinventing yourself" seems to be popping up all over lately. Just a few... Read More

Job Search: Time Management

There is an old adage that "Looking for a job is harder than working." How... Read More

Are You Winning the Talent Wars?

How many times have you heard or read, "Our employees are our greatest asset"?What are... Read More

How To Get More Interviews In Your Job Search

Richard Bolles, job search guru and author of What Color Is Your Parachute? predicts that... Read More

An Unexpected Career Direction

My starting point was how to draw on 25 years of experience in which I... Read More

Whiners Need Not Apply

Sometime last summer I decided to host a pity party and invite all my friends.... Read More

Alert! An Over-50 Jobseeker Has Just Entered the Building

Interviewing Tips for the Older Job-seeking PopulationA red alert is probably melodramatic, but I'm sure... Read More

What You Need To Know Before Committing To Vocational Retraining

You've thought a lot about the kind of work you want to do. The duties,... Read More

How to Become a Real Estate Agent

If you're wondering how to become a real estate agent, the basic process is fairly... Read More

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone in the Job Search

Most everyone these days knows what a comfort zone is. My definition is the place,... Read More

Interview Skills That Attract Offers

An interviewer's mission is to assess your qualifications compared to the other candidates interviewed. Asking... Read More

Managing The Boss Is Essential To Career Success

Your boss is the gatekeeper of your career. Unless you are able to manage a... Read More

Hiring Managers: Preventing ?Fall-Off?s? and Counter Offers

"Bill, thanks so much for your assistance with this search. We're very happy that Robert... Read More

Hospital Staff at Great Risk of Attack and Injury Whilst at Work

There are millions of people working extremely hard every day in the UK to ensure... Read More

Reinvent Yourself in a New Career

Some people reserve the word "vocation" for religious calling. Contemporary career guides encourage us to... Read More

Rethink Your Career Transition

Are you going nowhere in your career? If you've decided it's time to change your... Read More

More Companies Using Job Interview Phone Screening

Planning and preparing before you begin to send out resumes could save you some embarrassing... Read More

10 Major Signs of Job Dissatisfaction

The New Year is a great time to analyze your job and the satisfaction you... Read More

The Squirrel Effect

An industrious black-tailed ground squirrel has his home beneath a stump not far from my... Read More

How to Change Careers and Still Pay the Bills - 5 Key Steps

Studies show that more than 50% of people are unhappy in their jobs yet few... Read More

Learn a Language for Career Advancement

To learn a language for career advancement is one of the best ways to get... Read More

Searching for Jobs Online

Searching for jobs online is easier than ever, but also more confusing than ever. Any... Read More

Using Keywords to Find Legitimate Telecommuting Job Leads

Many people are choosing telecommuting as an option to bring in an income while being... Read More

Is Your Resume Doing ITS Job?

Is it opening doors to new opportunities? Does it compel the reader to think, "Hey!... Read More

Telecommuting Cover Letters

Question: How do I market myself online?Answer: With a stellar cover letter and resume.Okay, so... Read More

How to Track Your Right Career

Are you lost in the wilderness when it comes to choosing a career? Once, we... Read More

How to Get the Job You Want in Any Economy... Act Like a Headhunter

Having spent the last few years of my career in the staffing and recruiting industry,... Read More

Use Job Search Hacks to Get Hired Faster

Job searching alone is like hitchhiking a scary ride with an unknown stranger on a... Read More

7 Deadly Cover Writing Sins

Don't start off your job search with one (or more) strikes against you by committing... Read More

Be Prepared for the Unexpected

How long has it been since you last had to search for a new job?... Read More

Seven Myths You Must Challenge Now To Begin Your Second Career Today

* Has it been awhile since you explored career options?* Are you making your 21st... Read More