Extra Effort Brings Extra Flavor to Your Resume

Extra Effort Brings Extra Flavor to Your Resume

I love soups made from scratch. The aromas, the explosion of fresh flavors from all the ingredients… yum! You just can’t get the same culinary experience from a can of condensed soup or a package of dried bits and powder that has to be reconstituted. However, for all that goodness in a mug, you have […]

No Fooling — Objective Statements Are a Waste

No Fooling - Objective Statements are a Waste

It amazes me when I read articles, blog posts, and even some post-secondary institutions’ career services pages that still talk about using objective statements on résumés. “But this is 2014!” I think. “Why would any job seeker use such an antiquated convention?” It can be hard to break away from something that had been a […]

The Benefits of Being in the Now

The Benefits of Being in the Now

Last week, I attended the annual summit held by Career Directors International, a professional organization of which I am a member. My kids were not so sure about me being gone for several days, my five-year-old son in particular. The day before I left was hard for him. He had issues at school and it […]

Five Reasons to Not Only Look Out for #1 in the Job Hunt

Woman, holding on to young daughter's hand, uses other hand to push man in wheelchair

“Then,” said James, “you don’t hold with that saying, `Everybody look after himself, and take care of number one’?” “No, indeed,” said John, “…that is a selfish, heathenish saying, whoever uses it; and any man who thinks he has nothing to do but take care of number one, why, it’s a pity…” From Black Beauty. […]

Inspired by Kindness

Large fiberglass cats waiting for hugs

Yesterday was the #Kindness Party on Twitter, and I have to say — that was a major feel-good! All the wonderful things folks had to say about people in their lives and the kindness quotes that were tweeted were so uplifting. In case you didn’t get a chance to be a part of the festivities, […]

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