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October 1, 2015 0

Before I met Profession Direction…

Posted by:Kristin Johnson

I was newly laid off from my property management job of 12 years. I had never lost a job before and was devastated. I enjoyed my work, but in all honesty, I was burned out, angry, and in shock. Not in a good place at all. Though it was a rough time personally, I knew…

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A Great Resume
December 28, 2016 0

Why a Great Resume Doesn’t Guarantee You’ll Land a Job

Posted by:Tanya Czarnezki

Virtually every professional resume writer has been asked this question at some point: “Does the resume you write for me come with a money-back guarantee if I can’t find a job?” And every resume writer I know tells that client, “No.” Other services come with guarantees. Why would those of us in the industry stress…

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Compelling LinkedIn Profile
December 21, 2016 0

The Anatomy of a Compelling LinkedIn Summary

Posted by:Tanya Czarnezki

LIf you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you already know how important a strong LinkedIn profile is to your professional brand, whether your goals are client acquisition, building your network, or getting a job. But in your haste to turn your profile into an expanded resume of achievements and honors, you might be overlooking…

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Resume Writer or Coach
December 13, 2016 0

Should I Hire a Resume Writer or Career Coach?

Posted by:Tanya Czarnezki

Although the job market has rebounded somewhat since hitting rock bottom 5-7 years ago, it’s still a buyer’s market. For every job posting, dozens of equally qualified candidates descend like vultures, leaving applicants wondering why all their carefully crafted applications seem to disappear into the void. With such stiff competition, finding a way to differentiate…

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Customizing Your Resume
December 6, 2016 0

The Professional’s Guide to Customizing Your Resume

Posted by:Tanya Czarnezki

You’ve invested in a professional resume, or spent a lot of sweat and time writing one yourself. And, if done well, that resume will speak well of you for one specific job opportunity at one specific company. What are you to do if you want to use your resume as an entrée to more than…

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May 1, 2016 0

Are you letting one of LinkedIn’s Best Features Go to waste?

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I know them. You know them. And we’ve probably all rolled our eyes at them: those people who pay for features they don’t use. Like the 4-wheel-drive that never gets off the pavement in the South. The latest smartphone that sits in the drawer. The 4-channel digital video recorder (DVR) for someone who’s too busy…

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April 30, 2016 0

7 Ways to Win Against Writer’s Block

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If you write for work or for pleasure, chances are you know Writer’s Block. The first couple of times you meet it, you may find its presence unexpected or unnerving, but you manage to tolerate it while covertly looking for ways to escape. But sooner or later, you’ll begin to dread its arrival. Because not only…

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April 15, 2016 0

LinkedIn Fields Character CountsCheat Sheet

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Last month, I kicked off a new program at Profession Direction to help more clients use LinkedIn called the “LinkedIn Success Institute.” This Cheat Sheet is one of the many resources I’ve assembled for the class, but it’s too good to keep to myself! It took a while to find current numbers, as they change…

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The Right Verb for the Job

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Don’t get caught in the trap of using “responsible for” when describing your job duties. It’s predictable, boring, and not very descriptive. Instead, take the time to choose the best verb to reflect your responsibilities. Many online sites include great lists of verbs you can choose from when writing your career documents (including your resume)….

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Introducing … LinkedIn Success Institute

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  Need to jump start your job search in the new year? Want to boost online visibility for yourself or your organization?     LinkedIn’s popularity has skyrocketed in the last decade because of it’s effectiveness at connecting people with career opportunities. But, many struggle to figure out how to get LinkedIn to work for…

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A Few Accolades

We bring years of experience to the table.  All of our coaches are not only certified, but they are award winning.  Profession Direction is the right choice to put you on the path to success.  When you win, we win.

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