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…

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…

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…

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 …

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…

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…

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…

Teens On LinkedIn?

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Wait! Before you roll your eyes and tell those teens to get off the computer… Again… Take a look at the screen! Tech Savvy Teens have taken aim at new ground, and they are welcomed with opened arms. Starting today LinkedIn is opened its professional network to teens starting at age 13.  New University Pages…

Be Prepared For Your Informational Interview

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Recently, Careerealism published another one of my posts on the job search technique called informational interviewing. Here’s a teaser: Want to know how to increase the likelihood that a contact will say yes to an informational interview when there are only so many hours in the day? Think about the question your contact is most…

Fall Brings New Resources for Your Career!

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It’s that time of year again! Back to school season also brings a desire in many of us to make a career change. In my world, there are industry conferences to attend and the Forbes quest for nominations for their Best Websites for Your Career list, too. Did you know that the Profession Direction website has…

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