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  • Enhance Your Career with a Side Hustle
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - January 2, 2019
    The gig economy is alive and well and many people are taking control of their professional lives by activating a side hustle to add a supplemental income stream or flex entrepreneurial muscles. Nick Loper identifies himself as a Chief Side Hustler and created Side Hustle Nation to help those committed to the side hustle career journey. People choose to engage in a side hustle for a variety of reasons like the opportun...
  • Creating Your 2019 Job Search Strategy
    by Louise Garver - January 1, 2019
    Is your New Year’s resolution to land your next great executive-level job? Do you have a comprehensive written plan and strategy to ensure your successful results—one that does not rely exclusively on job postings? An effective job search in 2019 requires a nontraditional combination, multi-pronged strategy—proactive outreach both in-person and online. First, remember connections continue to be th...
  • Should My LinkedIn Profile Be the Same as My Resume?
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - December 28, 2018
    It’s a lot of work to create a resume. It’s a lot of work to create multiple resumes focused on different strengths and different job opportunities. And it’s a lot of work to create your LinkedIn profile and then keep it up-to-date. It is certainly tempting to take what you’ve already written for your resume and copy and paste it into the proper fields on LinkedIn. While this can be an option just to...
  • 10 Senior Executive Resume Writers Provide Expert Job Search Tips for 2019
    by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - December 27, 2018
    Kick your job search into gear with best executive job search tips for the new year. With so much information online and so many ‘Top 10 Resume Writing Services for Executives’ claims, how do you discern which advice you should follow? I’ve selectively invited respected and long-tenured resume writing and career coaching colleagues to weigh in and provide best practices to help you launch a success...
  • 5 Steps to a Successful Career Change
    by Thea Kelley - December 20, 2018
    Whether you’re 25 years old, 40, or 55, career change is possible when you apply a combination of strategy and perseverance. The first thing you need to do it to recognize that career change is usually an incremental process. You probably won’t go from finance to public relations or from engineering to nonprofit management in one leap. You’ll need to patiently complete a number of steps, as described be...
  • Eavesdropped: Brilliant Advice I Gained for Long-Shot Job Seekers
    by Stacey Lane - December 19, 2018
    I love that so many interviews happen at coffee shops. Not only is it wildly entertaining, but it gives me plenty of useful information to share with you. During my most recent eavesdropping session, I got some tips on how to make yourself an appealing candidate, even when you lack experience. A young man showed up wearing jeans and a button-down shirt, carrying a file folder, and looking a little nervous. Let’s ca...
  • Strategies for Self-Assessment and Employer Analysis to Improve Your Job Search
    by Paul Freiberger - December 18, 2018
    A job search is an exercise in analysis. You must analyze yourself and also the employer you hope will hire you. Ask not what the employer can do for you; ask what you can do for the employer. Keep that thought in mind throughout your job search, especially during interviews. The better you know yourself, the easier it will be to figure out what’s right for you. A useful piece of advice comes from a man who managed...
  • Start the New Year with Confidence
    by Carole Kanchier - December 17, 2018
    How you feel about yourself colors your dealings with the world. Confidence gives you the courage to set high expectations, to risk, to grow, to achieve desired personal and professional goals. Those who lack confidence take jobs that are too easy or lovers who won't ask for too much. They're losing out on work opportunities, fun, and growth. How confident are you? Answer 'yes' or 'no.' When I do a job,...
  • The Top 3 Fears that Keep Thousands of People Stuck in Career Pain
    by Kathy Caprino - December 14, 2018
    Last month, I had the great honor of speaking at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, an inspiring conference that attracts over 10,000 attendees from around the world. I gave two presentations, one on Finding Brave To Reach Your Highest Potential, for a breakfast event sponsored by Accenture for 150 senior women in pharma, biotech and medical technology. And the other was a panel discussion exploring the topic of Get Uns...
  • You Don't Stomp on the Grapes and Then Drink the Wine Next Week
    by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - December 13, 2018
    You don’t stomp on the grapes and then drink the wine next week. Similarly, with your executive resume writing strategy, LinkedIn profile and overall career portfolio, you don’t stomp on a few words and begin interviewing for your dream opportunity next week. Quality messaging takes time to develop and ripen. So, while you are waiting for your message to mature, here are a few things you can do to capitalize...