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Your career success depends on one simple skill

Many jobseekers are finding their job search has come to a dead-end. Do you relate? They apply to positions where they believe they are totally qualified —and they don’t even get a call. It’s excruciating. Mid-career jobseekers look for positions that seem to be a good next step to develop their career path. That seems […]
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How to Thwart Concerns About Your Long-term Unemployment

Long-term unemployed? Feeling invisible to the hiring community? Confused? Frustrated? Hopeless? This blog contains practical action points to demonstrate that you are ready to go back to work. These are the points that HR professionals and recruiters need to know before they decide to call you for an interview. The last blog The Stigma of […]
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How to Cut Your Jobsearch in Half

Are you applying for the right jobs and are you credible to the hiring professional who will decide to bring you in for an interview? Yes? Are you sure? The fundamental concept that all Forward Motion programs emphasize is the importance of finding employment that is a good fit. This single element can save job […]
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Is Your Résumé a living, breathing document?

No? …then you may be joining the long-term unemployed. * * * Networking is good, except for the fact that, Like it or not, résumés are still key to getting a job. They are the key to the door to employment. This is true even if you have a great referral. You don’t believe me? […]
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Under-employment: Is it permanent?

Underemployment is a consideration for many jobseekers. Once unemployment benefits have been exhausted and resources are close to being depleted, underemployment may become an urgent necessity. Making the decision… The decision—to pursue underemployment—may have a deep emotional toll on the jobseeker and his or her family. It can reinforce thoughts of failure. It can steal […]
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The Hidden Reason You Aren’t Selected for an Interview

Many jobseekers get frustrated at what they call “the black hole.” They apply for jobs with certainty that they can perform the activities as outlined in the job description. When they read the qualifications, they are certain that they match each one to perfection. The missing link: Very few jobseekers intentionally consider their alignment with […]
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How to Customize a Cover Letter and Résumé

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result.” That comment is sometimes attributed to Albert Einstein. It’s also identified as the world’s most overused quote. Now why is that? Jobseeker Catch 22: Most jobseekers I know would very much like to do something […]
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How Transitional Work Can Boost Your Job Search Success

Since the Great Recession, the attitude of hiring professionals regarding transitional employment has experienced a turnaround. From about 2008 through 2012, anyone who took a seasonal or “transitional” position was doomed to stay in that position for at least a year or two. However, today is a different scene altogether. There are several reasons that […]
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