Category Archives: YouTern

This Thanksigiving, What Are You Most Grateful For?


Even when our global community is in turmoil, we take the last Thursday in November to celebrate what we – whether ancestors of the original immigrants to the United States or new to this uniquely American tradition – are thankful for. It isn’t always easy, but even on the dark days we can look around and take stock of what makes us feel like there is good in the world… and good work to be done… and we’re just the people to do it. This year, members of the YouTern team were asked to articulate what we’re most thankful for; a   

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Never Be Afraid to Write a Cover Letter Again

Cover Letter Confidence

Once again, you’ve found yourself staring at a blank Word doc devising the best way to write the dreaded cover letter. You ask yourself: Is this even necessary? Does anybody even read these?  Despite what you may have heard, the answers are yes and yes. A cover letter is your chance to show your personality and impress the hiring manager for your dream job; or any job for that matter. Your resume can only take you so far, but your cover letter fills in the experiences between a resume’s bullet points. Here are some tips on cover letter writing to   

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Are You Leveraging the Most Popular Features on LinkedIn?


If you were one of the nearly 1500 people who took the time to participate in my 2015 LinkedIn user survey, thank you! Over time, I will share with you my observations about the results and give you some strategies to help you capitalize on what I’ve learned.

Today, let’s talk about the LinkedIn features people have found to be the most useful when managing their careers…   

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6 Reasons Volunteering is Great for Your Job Search


Struggling to accrue the necessary experience to find a good job? Getting beat up by a long job search?

If you are a new grad with little actual work experience, or a job seeker looking for your next position, here are the reasons that you must consider volunteering…   

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4 Things Successful Job Seekers Do Every Day


Colin (my son, 26, with degrees in accounting and finance) was helping me record a video. While we were working, he stated that today’s job search remains “brutal” and “humbling.” Ah yes… it is all that and more. And yet there are success stories out there. There are job seekers doing well! And almost every one of them does four things better than almost anyone else. Here are four habits successful young careerists apply to their job search every day, and how they can benefit you: 1. They Don’t Focus Their Search Entirely Online Way too many of my clients spend a bunch of time   

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How Does Your Personality Type Impact Career Success? [Infographic]

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In the workplace, your personality affects how you interact with your colleagues, managers, and clients.

But new research compiled by Truity suggests it may also have an impact on your earnings potential, your career trajectory, and your job satisfaction…   

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