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Be a Job Search Rebel

Be a Job Search Rebel So, you’re in the market for a new job, eh? Chances are you have a list going through your mind about the do’s and don’ts of how to land that new opportunity. Perhaps it’s not a list you’re even conscious of but you may be acting in a bubble of what used to work and no longer…

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…

Three Things You Could Do Online Today Instead of Shopping

As you probably noticed, today is CyberMonday, the biggest shopping day of the year for online retailers. {Sigh, I guess it is important to keep our economy going. If you can contribute to it, that is great!) But if you’re currently in the market for a new job or a career change, there are much better ways you could be spending your…

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…

4 Fears Job Seekers Must Get Over And Why

1. Fear of being your own boss: You have no choice but to face this fear head on.  Whether you like it or not, you are your own boss today. Due to the trend of shrinking job tenure, everyone needs to think about what their next step is going to be, on a regular and strategic basis. Long gone is the lifetime…

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…