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Got Social Anxiety? Tips to Thrive in the Season of Holiday Parties

‘Tis the season for holiday parties and meetups when many of us have to exercise our “adulting” skills and get professionally social. If you’ve got social anxiety or score high on the introverthis can be a dreaded aspect of the holiday season; especially if you’re in job search mode. It can be challenging enough to find the right words to talk about…

Spring Cleaning for Your Job Search – 6 Tips

Growing up, on the first warm day of Spring my mother and I would start an epic cleaning regime that lasted nearly the whole day. I am sure that I wasn’t as helpful as I’d like to believe but, in my head, I was integral to this operation. Windows were opened wide and rugs shaken outside in the sun. There were buckets…

New to the Job Search. . .Again

We have focused much of our writing lately on college students who are on the verge of graduation.  Well, recent graduate or not, most of us are new to the job market at some point in our lives so we can relate to the feeling of beginning a search when “new rules” apply. A significant percentage of our clients today are career…

It’s a New Year, Now What?

Well, here we are in the beginning of a brand new year. A cold one at that! In the northern hemisphere, we are experiencing the “Polar Vortex”, and if you are in Australia, you are experiencing quite the opposite. But enough about the weather 😉 we have other important issues to address. For many of us, a new year signifies a new…

We All Have To Do What? Career Advice you Might Not Like!

In today’s economy, you have to hustle!  Yes, as the song goes.  “Do The Hustle.” and yes, I know it’s a hassle (at least sometimes)  but times have changed and there’s been a huge shift in what you need to do to manage and expand your career prospects. You know this already. The issue is that we all need to get with…

Building Career Insurance: Leveraging LinkedIn’s “Über” Networkers

Your network is everything, whether you need a pair of kids’ crutches on New Years day, as I did (thank you Facebook Friends) or if you suddenly find yourself in need of a new job. It’s who you know that will really count when you are in a bind. And there are always a handful of people who just know everyone. Some…