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​Searching for a New Job Without Risking the One You Have

Sweaty palms. Racing heart. Paranoid thoughts. Covert communications. Secret calls in the middle of the day. Living in constant fear of getting caught. I’m not talking about how it feels to cheat on your partner; I’m talking about how it feels to look for a new job — without jeopardizing your...

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I Have the Degree and the Job – Why Aren’t I Happy?

We live in a bit of a career-obsessed culture. You got the degree and have the job, yet you are still not happy. Why? While this isn’t news to anyone working in America, it is a problem that shouldn’t be ignored. It is an issue because it provides a narrow definition of success that hinges upon...

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Why Bullet Points Matter

This is the harsh reality: when it comes to submitting a resume and cover letter, you only have about 10-15 seconds to stand out. Recruiters deal with 30-300 applications for each and every job opening, which is simply an unreasonable amount of resumes for any one person to sift through (even...

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Building Meaningful Connections on LinkedIn

When it comes to networking – either in person or via technology – what you get out of it is directly proportional to what you put into it. Furthermore, there is no quick way to make networking work. There are no shortcuts to developing the right contacts or to acquiring the job you want...

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Change Starts With You

You can’t be who you want to be and who you are at the same time. When you look at your future, what do you see? A higher salary? A better job title? More security? When you look at where you are now, do you remember what it took to get here? Chances are, you’ve had to make a lot of changes...

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Maximizing Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn offers a pretty basic formula to create your profile foundation. A fair bit of groundwork is initially required, but if maintained properly afterwards, then just a few minutes a day is all that will be needed to grow your network. Let me first explain why you need to include all this...

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Facing Your Fears

The number one hindrance to most people’s success is themselves. So often we know the way; we know the path we have to take… but we’re afraid to take it. We’re afraid of walking down that path. Even when we know the road and even have a map, the fear of not knowing what we’ll encounter along...

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The Value of Research in Your Job Search

image by Andrea Peipe Before you turn in your notice and send your previous job packing, you need to spend a lot of time researching the new company or industry you’d like to transition to. Get to know the expectations, culture and language. The best way to do it? Full immersion. Anytime...

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Jason’s Story

My name is Jason and I own a recruiting company. For the last 18 years, I’ve spent my days helping people find work. Specifically, helping them find work that will propel their careers and find happiness in their work. Although I’ve been doing this for a long time, I’ve only recently realized...

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Getting Your Resume to the Top of the Pile - Without Being Pushy

Getting to the top of the pile is hard. Every job listing you see online is bound to be flooded with hundreds or even thousands of responses. There’s a reason human resources departments have to resort to software solutions to sort through them all. Without these solutions, they’d be buried for...

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