‘TIMING IS EVERYTHING’: WHEN TO SUBMIT YOUR RESUME DURING THE HOLIDAYS….and BEYOND

If you are like the majority of Job Seekers, once your resume is finished, you want to immediately submit your resume to as many jobs as possible in the shortest amount of time. We all tend to believe ‘faster is better’, quantity is as important as quality, that percentages work in our favor the greater the speed and number of jobs to which we apply in the shortest amount of time. The reverse is actually true.  If
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WHO INSPIRES YOU? NOVEMBER IS ‘NATIONAL INSPIRATIONAL ROLE MODELS’ MONTH

At some point in our lives we are inspired to be more creative, to be more innovative and to move forward in our lives and careers when all the outward signals tell us to ‘Stop’. Inspiration lifts us above everyday life and gives us a natural ‘high’ and empowers us to believe all things are possible.  Excitement with life is renewed.  We move outside of our natural comfort zone into a new and exciting arena.
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MYSTERY, IMAGINATION, SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUR JOB SEARCH

IS YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE DESTROYING YOUR HIRING APPEAL?   Remember in your youth when your mother cautioned against revealing too much too soon?  That dispelling the mystery of who you really are, spoiling your image in the minds of those around you, would lead to your eventual ruin? Considered an ‘old fashioned’ value, creating and preserving an aura of mystery and imagination was considered the only way to gain a social presence and develop a
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YOUR VOICE, YOUR POWER, YOUR JOB

‘IF YOU WANT TO BE HEARD AND BE HIRED, THEN SAY IT OUT LOUD.’ Your voice is as essential a tool in your job search toolkit as your resume, your LinkedIn Profile, or any other career agent at your disposal. How you use your voice is as important as any other aspect of your career and job search. Therein lies the question: how to use your voice to place you above your competition, distinguish you
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WHEN LIFE AND YOUR CAREER ARRIVE AT FULL CIRCLE

Many people are born knowing what it is they want to do with their lives, what they want out of life, and instantly know what it will take to realize both.  Many are born with talents that will ensure a life of ease and self-fulfillment: child prodigies in music, math, athletics, those with an innate extraordinary ability, a star is born. Then there are the rest of us.  The majority of people for whom it
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WHY DO YOU WORK?

DO YOU WORK TO LIVE?  Most of us work to live, to earn the money we need for the basic necessities of life, to survive.  A singular number of people meet the essentials of life without the necessity to work. We all work to exchange our labor for the financial ability to buy what we decide is a necessary for our lives. We work to pay our bills, rent, buy food, clothing, save for college,
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WHAT IS SUCCESS? MEASURING TRIUMPHS ONE DAY AT A TIME

A GOOD THING Success is measured in steps over a lifetime, not by short term leaps and bounds.  As a ‘pro bono’ resume reviewer at job fairs and within community organizations,  I interact with people from all walks of life, at all stratum of society, who share one goal, to succeed.  People strive for excellence no matter what job they occupy in the present. The job and job title take a back seat to the
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THE SECRET LIFE OF A RESUME WRITER

Most likely you are reading this post out of curiosity, or you are intrigued by the title. Or you imagine something torrid will be revealed about people whose lives are about as exciting as any Accountant.  (No offense to my Accounting friends and clients.) For the record, my life is as far removed from that of Walter Mitty or Mata Hari as any life can be.  My day starts on the computer and ends at
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The Affordable Care Act: Through the Intersection of Change – Now What?

Guest Post by Ruben Reyes, Esq., ABD Insurance & Financial Services Significant changes are right around the corner as the next implementation phase of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) approaches.  Over the past few years we have seen market reform changes that include the elimination of lifetime and annual limits on essential health benefits, no-cost preventive care, dependent coverage up to age 26 and the elimination of pre-existing condition limitations on individuals under the age
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CALLING ALL CAREER PROFESSIONALS to the CTL GLOBAL CAREER ‘BRAINSTORMING DAY’

It is my pleasure to Facilitate the 4TH annual Career Thought Leaders’ ‘Brainstorming Day’ for the San Francisco Bay Area on Friday, November 1, 2013. This is an event where career professionals – coaches, counselors, resume writers, outplacement consultants, recruiters, college and university career development personnel, and others – meet to brainstorm trends and best practices in the now, the new, and the next in careers. Previous years have generated great visibility for the participants
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