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Unusual tips to manage your vulnerability during the holidays.

It’s a time of vulnerability… …and most jobseekers already “feel” vulnerable. A simple question or comment can cause a flood of emotions to overwhelm our thoughts. It seems that this holiday can bring out the best and worst in people, especially those who are closest to us: our family and friends. Insensitive comments and oversights […]
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Turn Interview Failure into a Success

Next to managing the emotional ups and downs of a prolonged job search, Interview Failure can be one of the most difficult challenges of a job search process. After the exhausting roller coaster of emotions that surround the interview process, receiving the bad news is particularly difficult. Prior to the Great Recession, hiring professionals were […]
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Do you dread holiday gatherings?

The year-end holidays can be one of the most stressful times of the year. Not having a job can make it even tougher. Ironically but not surprising, the holiday gatherings that are the most challenging are often those that involve family. For many jobseekers, the time leading up to the gathering is often more challenging […]
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Strategically Planning Your Career Search

This blog was written by Hank Boyer of Boyer Management Group. Before you got to work on your current resume or looked at specific opportunities in your field of interest, did you develop a strategic plan for your career search? Planning is defined as the thinking that precedes the work. Likewise, strategic planning is the […]
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Do You Need A Career Identity Protection Plan?

From Identity crisis to career transformation Last week I wrote about the Career Identity Crisis. Many people have found themselves in limbo for a variety of reasons. Perhaps their industry has closed down or technology has caused changes that made their skill sets obsolete. The blog gave some concrete ideas on how to build a […]
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Creating Your Career Identity in A Brave New World

Today, entire industries are collapsing at record speed. Trusted skill sets have become obsolete and new skills are in demand. In the midst of this unparalleled scope and speed of change, our future rests in our ability to sustain a credible career identity that is flexible, adaptable and embraces an inclusive, multi-cultural and global awareness. […]
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The Science of Hiring, Part 1: Job Fit

Job Fit: It isn’t what you think. “Job Fit” and “Cultural Fit” have become common terms in the hiring realm. Both terms may seem innately vague, however they are at the core of successful hiring processes. Both jobseekers and employees will find that a thorough understanding of these concepts from a business perspective is critical […]
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