Beefing Up the Resume vs. Hitting the Job Hunt Trail

If your graduation date is looming or you are working to figure out the next step in your career, this post is for you. You may be feeling torn between taking action that fortifies your résumé and conducting a job search that consumes all your time. How do you decide what takes priority? Don’t look […]

Who’s in Charge of Your Career?

There are a variety of ways that people end up in their careers. Some have known what they wanted to do since they were very young, and that vision they had for their future never wavered. Others faced a bit of indecision in college and tried out a few majors before settling on something that […]

A 10-Point Plan for Getting a Job When Moving

A reader writes in: “I am moving at the end of the month. What job search strategy do you suggest?” While not ideal, sometimes life circumstances dictate relocating and then finding a job. If you find yourself in this situation, here are ten tips to hit the ground running! 1. Make sure you change your […]

Are You a One-Trick Pony Who Puts All the Eggs in One Basket?

Yes, this is the cliché edition of The Job Quest 😉 But seriously, a lot of wisdom can be found in clichés when they are applied to the job search: Don’t be a one-trick pony. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Use all the tools in your toolbox. Don’t be a one-hit wonder. […]

Six Basics to Undertake During a Career Change

On one of the LinkedIn groups I belong to, a question was posted by someone who wants to move into a different career with a different industry. There are a lot of details that go into executing a successful career change plan, which can vary due to the particular situation. In answering the individual’s question, […]

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