Category Archives: career transition

Trust: The One Thing Even More Important than Experience

Trust More Important Than Experience

There’s one thing that matters more than your experience – do you know what it is?

Now, it may seem counter-intuitive to focus on something instead of your experience – after all, isn’t that what your linkedin profile is all about?   

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3 Smart Moves You Should Make to Secure Your First Job

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You’re ready for the responsibilities and rewards of a real-world career. But there’s a problem. You have the training, but not a lot of experience. You want to break into a new career, but so do thousands of other recent graduates whose resumes are painfully similar to your own.   

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6 Warning Signs That Say “Time for a New Job”

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You worked so hard to get this gig. But something just doesn’t feel right. Is it time for a new job?

Sometimes the clues are blatant, such as having a subordinate promoted above you or having your office — or your parking spot — taken away. Other indications are harder to assess; they may seem accidental, such as being excluded from meetings or denied essential information…   

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5 Reasons Recent Grads Get a Failing Grade at Job Search

Grads Get Failing Grade

“I’ve been sending out my resume for months and not hearing anything back.”

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had a recent grad call with that exact same statement. It’s practically epidemic – and certainly a symptom of bigger issues.

At last count, nearly 4 out of 10 new grads under the age of 25 are unemployed or underemployed. The word we’re using for this now is “mal-employment”…   

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7 Questions to Ask When Facing Tough Career Choices

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We’re told the professional decisions we make during our 20-something years set the foundation of our entire adult life.

No pressure, right?

One of those “no pressure” decisions will likely be: which type of job to pursue: the one that promises security or the one that promises experience? The higher-paid jpb… or the one with fast growth opportunity?   

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No Experience, No Problem: How 4 Young Pros Got Their Dream Gigs

No Experience No Problem

An Army combat engineer turned advertising executive. A banking executive turned career counselor. A mother of 12, now a communications writer. An Intel engineer turned comedian. These are not your typical career changes.

Here are the inspiring stories and creative strategies these people used to transition into a job they love — without related work experience or education.   

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