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How to Incorporate your Personal Story in a Professional Interview

Being able to “tell your story” in a compelling and engaging way can help your career more than you realize. There are many benefits to learning how to share your “career story” and this guest post provides a great introduction to getting you started. This is a guest post by Melanie Foster. As humans, we are naturally drawn to storytelling. Stories convey…

The Gift of a Linkedin Connection: Creative Gift Idea #7

Don’t underestimate how you might be able to help someone by inviting them into your network. A Linkedin invitation is ideally a mutually beneficial experience; assuming that both parties are equally invested in their professional networks and they both use Linkedin. So, when you are enjoying the holiday parties of the season, go armed with your business card, and if you don’t…

The Gift of Genuine Interest & Curiosity: Creative Gift Idea # 5

Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last. – Samuel Johnson Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. – Carl Sagan For better or worse, I have always been intensely curious. I say “for better or worse” because curiosity has been known to get people into trouble, (poor cat!)  but I feel quite grateful for my…

The Fresh Start Ritual: How the Jewish New Year Tradition can save your job search

Most days we go through our lives at a rapid pace. Rare is the moment that we have the opportunity to sit down and think about the day ahead or the day that passed.  Our job search becomes part of the rhythm of the day. Just as we rush to make certain appointments, we e-mail resumes and cover letters on auto pilot….

Is it time for a BRAND new You? The first 5 steps!

One of the areas I see current job seekers struggling with is the notion of Personal Branding. Yes, it’s probably becoming a little cliched at this point, but at the same time, it is also essential in today’s job market- How else can you stand out in the most overcrowded job market in decades?  So, in an attempt to help break this…