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Still UNDER-employed and don’t know how to move?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, if you are under-employed, you are in a lot of company. I didn’t write that you are in “good” company because everyone I know that’s under-employed is frustrated at the very least. If you are among this audience, being frustrated seems reasonable to me. I admit that it […]
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The simple solution to jobsearch failure

There is a simple solution to jobsearch failure. I really believe this. Assessing jobsearch success was the topic of the last blog, where our millennials examined their jobsearch challenges and brought remarkable insight for ANY jobseeker. Here is a quick excerpt. These individuals believe that a job SHOULD have: Good pay Interesting work Rewarding activities […]
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How to Best Judge Your Job Search Success

…what every jobseeker should learn from these millennials. This week, a group of millennials brought the most illuminating information about managing their jobsearch. This quartet banned together as a team and they meet each week for an hour. They discuss the challenges of the week and pool their intellects and creativity to identify solutions for […]
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How to stand out and fit in —hidden résumé secrets

There are two characteristics that potential employers use to seriously consider a candidate. Oddly enough, they may seem to be at odds with each other. I’m referring to the ability of the jobseeker to first, stand out from the other résumés. Once that has been achieved, another unique characteristic comes into play. That’s the ability […]
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Surprising ways to enjoy the holiday season

Holidays … aren’t they supposed to be a time away from our daily routines? I actually like daily routines although as a business owner, I’ve had to learn to manage what feels like total flexibility. When I worked in both the corporate and non-profit worlds, I had specific routines. Some of them were daily, some […]
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Holiday Business Parties: the best opportunities of the year!

The holiday season is filled with business events that materialize from every direction. Sometimes these are formal affairs and the jobseeker has the advantage of planning for the event. Sometimes the “holiday party with business colleagues” can be an impromptu, unexpected gathering at a restaurant, mall or other public venue. Every situation provides potential opportunities […]
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How to enjoy a holiday gathering with friends and family

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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