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#60Day Challenge, Day 26: Strengths and Weaknesses

#60Day Day 26 of 60

You now have a clear idea of your personal strengths and weaknesses.

This is a critical step for any job seeker. Fact is, very few are this self-aware. They go in guns-a-blazin’ thinking they are hot sh*t – and, instead, find out they are a hot mess. They have no clue how their strengths will help solve the problem faced by the employer; they have no idea how badly their weaknesses will negatively impact their candidacy…   

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How to Put a Positive Attitude to Work in Your Job Search

Positive Attitude and Job Search

Job search, not unlike moving to a new town alone, is often disconcerting… even frightening. For many, attempts to find work can turn confidence into insecurity, and shift calmness into anger and patience into pushiness.

Fortunately, many have found ways to positively channel this anxiety and energy. They have propelled their search—and with it, their attitude—forward…   

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5 Creative Resumes That Did the Job (And 5 Keys to Building Your Own)

boring-resume

When it comes to your internship or job search, you’re probably wondering how you can differentiate yourself from other candidates. Maybe a creative resume seems like a good way to go.

Especially since over the last decade, Millennials have, with great fanfare in some cases, gotten creative with their resumes in order to land dream jobs and internships…   

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Writing a Rockin’ Resume [Infographic]

resume-infographic

Your resume, despite all the flaws that come with a hiring system that depends on them, remains a key component of a successful job search. And yet not many of us are aware of the “ground rules” that come with writing a resume.

This infographic from our friends at CollegeAtlas.org provides answers to some of those “do and ‘don’t” questions, and will help you begin the challenge of writing a rockin’ resume…
   

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7 Questions to Ask When Facing Tough Career Choices

questions before career change

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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3 Things You’re Getting Really Wrong About Job Interviews

why no job

I spent a Sunday afternoon coaching Jeff to get ready for an interview he had the next day. It was a company he really wanted to work for. He didn’t want to leave disappointed one more time.

And the day would be grueling. He had 5 one-on-one interviews – each an hour long. In between all that there was a lunch with a few of the team members.

To be successful in this interview, I knew he would need to change up his strategy completely.

While working with him, I saw beliefs about the interview I see in many new grad job seekers.   

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