Top 10 Ways to Make Resume Writing FUN

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Live events featuring Kristin “Top 10 Ways to Make Resume Writing FUN!” Wednesday, March 12, 2014 7-8pm The MGE Innovation Center 505 S. Rosa Rd. Madison, WI 53719 We are hosting an educational session with my friend and colleague, Brenda Bernstein of The Essay Expert. She will be giving her presentation, “How to Make Resume…

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February 3, 2015 0

How to Help Your Resume Stand Out for Helping Professions – Part Two

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Identifying the specific skills, personality traits, and accomplishments that will set you apart from your competition (see How to Help Your Resume Stand Out for Helping Professions – Part One) is a great first step for any jobseeker, including those in helping professions. But knowing all those things won’t get you very far in a…

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January 26, 2015 1

How to Help Your Resume Stand Out for Helping Professions – Part One

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  You’ve heard it before: hiring managers are impressed with numbers. That’s easy for someone in sales or finance, you may think. But how, exactly, are you supposed to impress anyone if you deal with people instead of figures? Since it’s so difficult for many jobseekers in helping professions to think of things to brag…

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9 Tips for Targeting Your Job Search

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In the business world you hear a lot about targets, and it rarely has anything to do with Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games (unless you’re part of the studio who produces the movies). And it has nothing to do with an assassin’s prospective victim, either. When most of us hear the word “target” in…

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Career Transition Presentation

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For those of you in the Madison area, I’d like to alert you to a special presentation on “5 Steps to a Shorter Job Search” by Elisabeth Sanders-Park, President of WorkNet Solutions, on Tuesday, October 21st. Hosted by Profession Direction, LLC and sponsored by Madison Achievers Toastmasters, this event will begin with networking at 6:30…

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July 1, 2014 0

Tips for a Sexier Resume

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There’s a popular saying, “You don’t know what you don’t know.” Well, that’s certainly true when it comes to using proper punctuation. But it’s not true that “What you don’t know can’t hurt you.” If your career documents are riddled with incorrect or inconsistent punctuation, prospective employers are most likely going to think that you’re…

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Why Cover Letters Count

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Ever wondered if you should bother writing a cover letter to send with your resume? You’re not alone.  Join me over at Careerealism where I am answering the question “Why Cover Letters Count.” Convinced? Find out more with “9 Ways to Get Your Cover Letter Read.”   Kristin S. Johnson CARW, CCMC, CJSS, COPNS, CG3C, 360 …

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December 24, 2013 1

5 Deep Thoughts for Getting the Most from Your Job Search in 2014

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Blogging is a lot like working out. If you get out of the habit, it’s easy to stay out of the habit. Taking a week off because you are sick turns into a week of being sick, plus another week because you’ve got so much to catch up on, plus maybe another week because of…

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December 13, 2013 1

LinkedIn Invitations: 3 Must-Knows

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LinkedIn is a bit like a cocktail party, but without the swizzle sticks and jazz. You want your profile to be dressed appropriately so that it can present the very best you. You want its contents to be interesting. And of course, you want the perfect guests to be there. After all, a LinkedIn profile…

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September 25, 2013 0

Stand Up Straight (Your Mom Was Right)

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Whether you heard it from your mom or your second-grade teacher, you remember grownups commanding you: “Stand up straight!” But why did they care? Did they want to make sure you wouldn’t grow up to be the Hunchback of Notre Dame? Actually, they may not have understood (consciously) what they were trying to achieve. They just…

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