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How Do You Tell a Potential Employer You Were Fired?

Were you fired from your last job? Not sure how to address this to future employers? You’re not alone. Several years ago I left a job under less-than-ideal circumstances. It was a complicated situation, and for several months I sweated over how to explain the circumstances about why I left my last job to future … Continue reading

4 Killer Marketing Quick Fixes for Job Hunters

These days looking for a job is less about the traditional “pounding the pavement” and more about marketing yourself. Now unless you have worked as a full time marketer, you probably know as little about marketing as I did when I was looking for a job. That was 5 years ago, and things have changed … Continue reading

Remember to Be Grateful!

Drawing on a previous blog around the Thanksgiving holiday, I stressed the notion to remember an attitude of gratitude. This pertains to life in general but particularly when doing your job search. A Brazen Life blog posted yesterday on Business Insider website cites 4 ways in which ingratitude can hurt your job search. While this is written chiefly for … Continue reading

A New Job… In the Unemployment Line

There’s a line from a recent song by the Irish band The Script:  “She needs me now but I can’t seem to find the time / I got a new job now in the unemployment line…” Judging by the comments I hear from my clients, particularly newly unemployed customers, they haven’t yet figured out that … Continue reading

What is a Resume? I’ll Tell You What It’s NOT…

I read resumes every day. Sometimes I scan them to see if they contain sufficient information to refer a qualified jobseeker to a job. Sometimes I make initial assessments on their skills and work history. Sometimes I just give resume reviews. You can imagine I have read just about everything a person could possibly put … Continue reading

You Can Lead a Horse to Water…

This morning I stepped in to a LinkedIn help session my colleague was facilitating. After only a only few minutes it became apparent that he was being challenged by an attendee that was resistant to what he was teaching. I tried to help. The jobseeker had been instructed as part of a job training program in which she was … Continue reading

How Resumes Are Trending These Days—According to Employers

As a career counselor, it is my job to keep updated with current trends in job search. A major portion of that is in resume writing. We all know that resumes are the key to a successful job search—while they don’t get you the job (the interview does), they are the necessary first step toward … Continue reading

The 30-second Commercial That Lasted a Year

While standing at the door of my classroom this morning, welcoming my Mature Jobseeker Workshop attendees, I noticed one person vaguely familiar to me. She started a little when she saw me and instantly became all smiles. During a break in the class she told me she recognized me as having been a facilitator in a class … Continue reading

Are You Overqualified? (Pt. 1)

o·ver·qual·i·fied / [oh-ver-kwol–uh-fahyd] adjective having more education, training, or experience than is required for a job or position.  Origin: 1950–55; over- + qualified (courtesy Dictionary.com)  I wonder that employers could screen out an applicant because they have too much education, too many years of experience, or too highly paid in their most recent job. However we all … Continue reading

Coping With Change

Image by Stephen Brace via Flickr Now wait, you ask. Is this necessarily a job search topic? What is a person looking for work constantly being bombarded with but change? There is change from a job to joblessness, change from a full work schedule to more free time (sometimes), change from having a paycheck to … Continue reading

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