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  • Prepare for Ambush Interviews
    by Carole Kanchier - December 11, 2017
    The term “ambush interview” refers to an unscheduled interview that occurs because someone has forced or tricked another into on-the-spot participation. Although the press typically uses the term to describe a journalism interview tactic, it can also refer to a tactic used by some employers and job seekers. An ambush interview can have a negative or positive result depending on the ambusher. Are you prepared for...
  • Critical Strategies for Attaining Career Goals
    by Carole Kanchier - December 4, 2017
    Tina's lay off from her retail position provided the impetus to follow her passion -- art therapy. Bruce aced his interview for a cyber security position. They both attained their desired goals. So can you! Positive thinking is powerful. Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, and your heart desires, you can achieve. But you must have persistence and patience. The following strategies will help you achieve your go...
  • SOMETIME is Not a Day of the Week
    by Sherri Edwards - December 1, 2017
    When I was a kid, it seemed like the school year was endless and summer took forever to arrive. As an adult, time has measurably sped up and June comes too quickly. It used to be common for me to discount an idea and not give it another thought because it would take ten years to accomplish it. In hindsight, ten years goes by pretty fast, and I wish I had made some better choices. Now the years fly by, and there never seems to...
  • Has Your Resume Become Stale?
    by Debra Wheatman - November 30, 2017
    Are you sending out multiple resumes yet getting no response? Are you applying to positions for which you meet the qualifications, but you’re still not getting requests for interviews? It could be that your resume has gone stale. Just as you’re not looking for a job today using the same techniques and tactics that you used ten or even five years ago, your resume shouldn’t be a throwback to the 1990s either. T...
  • Questers Begin the New Year with Optimism
    by Carole Kanchier - November 28, 2017
    Questers, who are redefining how we look at career and work, look forward to the New Year with optimism! Questers are described in the award winning, Questers Dare to Change Your Job and Life. Positive psychology has demonstrated a clear relationship among, optimistic thinking, job satisfaction and health. Optimism can be developed. Tips for Becoming Optimistic - Believe in yourself. William James, the father of A...
  • Common Career Traps of Top Performers
    by Sara Canaday - November 21, 2017
    In every organization, we can spot those individuals with stellar performance who seem to be rocketing to the top, untouched by the usual obstacles and bureaucratic red tape. But, take it from me, things aren’t always as they seem from the outside. I’ve spent twenty years working with these high achievers and success-oriented individuals, and they definitely face their own set of challenges. The truth is, I&rsqu...
  • Holiday Season: Time for Parties - and Job Hunting!
    by Carole Kanchier - November 20, 2017
    The Holiday Season can be a good time to find a new job! Professional get-togethers, office parties, and year-end meetings abound during the Holiday Season. As companies complete their financial planning for 2018, they're under pressure to fill certain openings or risk losing budgets. Hiring managers with new goals are eager to find productive workers. Several organizations interview in December for positions starti...
  • Whatever You Do, Don't Use a Functional Resume
    by Debra Wheatman - November 17, 2017
    If you are changing careers or fields, or if you have a significant gap in your work history, you might hear the advice to use a functional resume, rather than one that lays out your career experience in a chronological format. If you get this advice, you have my permission to ignore it. In fact, I demand that you ignore it! What is a functional resume? The functional resume was popularized in the late 1980s. In short, a...
  • 5 Crazy Mistakes Job Seekers Make
    by Thea Kelley - November 15, 2017
    The original article can be found on Thea's blog. I’m not going to bore you with the same old job search mistakes – letting your cell phone ring at an interview, blah blah. Here are some crazy job search mistakes that are often made even by smart job seekers like you. 1. Making no attempt to get their resume past the gatekeeper when they apply online. Sending your resume to Human Resources without also s...
  • Is Perfectionism Hindering Your Career Advancement?
    by Carole Kanchier - November 13, 2017
    Are you always worried that no matter how hard you try it’s never good enough? Do you feel you must give 100 percent on everything or be considered a failure? Do you delay completing projects because you can’t get them right? Avoid giving opinions because they may sound stupid? If so, you may be a perfectionist. Perfectionism refers to self-defeating thoughts and behaviors which cause people to set unrealistic g...