Building Your Professional Toolkit: Sound Advice Careers

Building Your Professional Toolkit

If you’ve never thought about your professional toolkit before, then maybe this can help you get started. The objective is to create a list of all the things you’ve learned so far in your career. This should include technological capabilities you have, tools you’ve used and skills you’ve developed. This may seem daunting, but I […]

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Job Security vs. Career Security

Job security is what so many of us dream about: being able to focus on work without worrying about layoffs, budget cuts or politics. To put time in with a company, work the ladder, and be rewarded for years and effort… Unfortunately, this kind of job security is an illusion. Perhaps in decades past employees

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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 why this work is so

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Career Question: Should You Launch a Home-Based Business?

Late-career professionals can turn the knowledge they gained during their careers and lives into a successful home-based business. Whether it’s a franchise, e-commerce, or service business, many home-based enterprises are suitable for those desiring a flexible schedule or working conditions in contrast to traditional employment. Most do not require a ton of capital to start.

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10 Time Management Tips: Sound Advice Careers

10 Time Management Tips

Time is finite. There are only so many hours in a day (24), week (168) or month (720). In a traditional work environment, we are expected to work 40 hours a week. This equates to 160 hours a month. Though this used to be the norm, in major cities like New York, San Francisco and

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Why Bullet Points Matter: Sound Advice Careers

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 with the help of an Applicant

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