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Why You’re Getting Nowhere In Your Attempt to Change Careers – and 5 Tips to Make Progress

If you are looking to make a complete career change, applying for jobs online and waiting for a response is rarely going to work. Why? In most cases, when a recruiter is evaluating an applicant for a position, they are comparing their prior education and work experience to the requirements of a job requisition. If […] Read Article “Why You’re Getting Nowhere In Your Attempt to Change Careers – and 5 Tips to Make Progress”

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7 Free Apps to Make Your Life Easier: Productivity, Travel and Notes

Continuing the theme of my last post, where I shared with you 7 Free Apps to Make Your Life Easier: Commute, Inspiration, Social, News and Job Search, I wanted to share some additional free apps that have made my life easier. These apps focus on productivity, travel and notes. Do you have any favorite apps? Share […] Read Article “7 Free Apps to Make Your Life Easier: Productivity, Travel and Notes”

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7 Free Apps to Make Your Life Easier: Commute, Inspiration, Social Life, News and Job Search

If you’re constantly on the go, the right apps can make your life much easier. Below are some of the most innovative free apps I’ve uncovered so far for managing your daily commute, tough moments, social life, news and job search. Keep an eye out for my next post on March 27 for app suggestions for […] Read Article “7 Free Apps to Make Your Life Easier: Commute, Inspiration, Social Life, News and Job Search”

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10 Tips to Increase Your Productivity: Working at Home

Technological advancements have led to an increasing number of employees working from home: according to Fast Company, 1 in 10 employees now works from home; and although the workforce in the US grew only 3% from 2005 – 2012, the number of telecommuters increased 66%! Working from home offers several advantages: Commute: Eliminating a commute allows […] Read Article “10 Tips to Increase Your Productivity: Working at Home”

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3 Numbers to Know and 3 Things to Keep In Mind: Salary Negotiations

A recent post on the “desired salary” interview question by HRNasty got me thinking about this question myself. When it comes to salary, there are three numbers you should be able to share with a recruiter: 1. What you make in your current role. 2. What you would like to make, based on current market rates or […] Read Article “3 Numbers to Know and 3 Things to Keep In Mind: Salary Negotiations”

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How the Fiscal Cliff Agreement Affects You

A fiscal cliff agreement was finally approved late on New Year’s Day. Wealthy Americans will be hit hardest by the deal, due to a 4.6% increase on income taxes for those with incomes over $400,000 (single) or $450,000 (married). A new investment income tax of 3.8% will be levied to help fund Obama’s health care […] Read Article “How the Fiscal Cliff Agreement Affects You”

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5 LinkedIn Tips for Job Seekers

LinkedIn can be a valuable tool in your job search – if you use it correctly. Below are some tips to help you use LinkedIn effectively: 1. Complete your profile. Too often, people are in a rush to create their LinkedIn profile and fail to include adequate details in the job description section. The more […] Read Article “5 LinkedIn Tips for Job Seekers”

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Why No Work Gets Done at The Office

Lately I hear a common theme from everyone I talk to; the standard response to the greeting “How are you?” has evolved from “Fine, thanks!” to “Busy!” Everyone is constantly talking about how busy they are; yet very few of these people seem to be actually getting anything done. The “busy” mentality often means someone […] Read Article “Why No Work Gets Done at The Office”

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6 Tips for a Successful Video Interview

In today’s global economy, relocating for a job is common. Interview travel expenses can add up quickly for companies looking to hire an out of state candidate. As an alternative, companies are conducting video interviews. Below are six tips for a successful video interview: 1. Be prepared to answer the call at the scheduled appointment […] Read Article “6 Tips for a Successful Video Interview”

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Recruiters and Candidates: Don’t just disappear!

In a recruiter/candidate relationship, mutual respect is key. Too often in the hiring process, recruiters treat candidates as a commodity and candidates treat recruiters as if they’re a dime a dozen. We must remember that we are dealing with people – not things – and treat each other accordingly. One of the most frustrating things for both […] Read Article “Recruiters and Candidates: Don’t just disappear!”