Category Archives: Career Advice

5 Practical Tips for Transitioning from Classroom to Career

Classroom to Cubicle

After earning her degree, one of my daughters is facing that challenging post-college period when the summer partying is over, her friends are scattered up and down the country and the cold reality of ‘what’s next?’ takes center stage.

Sound familiar? If the answer to that question is yes, what practical actions can you take? What mindset would serve you best as you begin the job search in earnest?   

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7 Things Employers Really Want to See on Your Resume

The Power of Words

Yet another resume submitted by another early careerist – and another rejection followed by another disappointment.

And despite what you might think – that this was all cause because of typos or resume formatting issues, a lack of internships or a poor GPA – that rejection was caused by something far more important…   

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In Life and LinkedIn: The Power of Thank You

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Throughout your early years, your mom always stressed the importance of saying thank you.

And now that you are starting your early career, her advice has never been more important: in life and on LinkedIn…   

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4 Ways an Entrepreneurial Mindset Ignites Your Job Search

Entrepreneur

Most of us seem to think that the traits of successful entrepreneurs only apply to CEOs and business owners. Consistently thinking like an entrepreneur, however, can take you a long way toward accomplishing many goals, especially when vying for a new job.

Here are four ways you can call on your inner entrepreneur during a job search…   

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4 Things Recruiters Will Never Admit (But You Need to Know)

secret

You may believe third-party recruiters (those who work for their corporate clients on commission) are your ally. You may think they exist to help you land the career of your dreams. That may even be how they brand themselves.

Wrong.   

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Is the Peter Principle Preventing Your Career Success?

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Smart-minded companies will prevent the Peter Principle from happening by finding ways to litmus-test people who are top at their jobs to see if they can equally perform well in management roles or by being promoted.

But what happens if YOU are the problem? How do you avoid becoming the Peter Principle Problem? Here are some tips to make sure you are part of the solution…   

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