Archive | Resume, CV & Salary

Forget The Resume!

I promise you, your resume is not holding you back from landing your dream career. Though it may require some tweaking to deliver your brand and value, the resume is not holding you back. Too often, when things aren’t going well at work, we start updating resumes, hire a resume writer or call a recruiter—all […]

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The Follow Up for Career Advancement

One thing that probably makes the biggest impact on career advancement is follow up. Follow up can mean many things, but in career language, it’s all about effort—touching base after a meeting, keeping promises, giving thanks to others and extending the offer to help. Touching Base. When the face-to-face meeting ends, communication should continue. An interview, conference, […]

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The Year of a Mindful Career: Job Search Mindfulness

As a way of discovering how successful your job search will be, I challenge you to answer the following questions: Are you resorting to flash over substance in your search? Are you spinning your wheels with little rewards? Are you lacking a little job search mindfulness? What’s happening in your search right now? What are […]

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Career Advancement Requires Saying “No”

For those who are seriously interested in advancing their careers, there is one required skill that needs to be mastered—the art of saying “no.” Saying “no” doesn’t mean that you are letting things slip through your fingers, but rather that you are concentrating on what’s really important right now as well as what’s a valuable […]

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Five Things You Should Do Before You Send Your Resume

If you want to be seriously considered for a position, then you’ll want to submit a top-notch resume. Actually, you should always submit only a “spit-shined” portfolio—cover letter, resume, references, etc.—because it’s your personal calling card and says a lot about whom you are, what you’re capable of and what level of work you can […]

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Brush Up Your Negotiation Skills. They’re Good For More Than Your Career.

Are you ready? You better be. Most people think negotiation is reserved for salary increases or new positions. But we have the golden opportunity to negotiate each day. We can do so at the market, the retail store, at the coffee bar, with our colleagues and in team meetings. Many times we do negotiate but […]

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