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This ONE Belief may be Standing in the Way of Your Job Promotion

College has provided you with all the training you need. If you believe this, you may be on a path to obsolescence. Employees slid by with this “learn-then-work” mindset 20 years ago, but today’s ever-evolving, technology-enhanced landscape requires “work-and-learn” thinking. According to The HR Digest, organizational needs are shifting like Nascar drivers, requiring employees to …

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15 Essential Tips to Make an ATS-Compliant Resume

Are you frustrated because your resume is gaining little traction with recruiters? Maybe you forgot to click “Submit” on the job application page! I’m joking. That’s rarely the problem. While clicking “Submit” is an important step, it’s more likely that you haven’t created an ATS-compliant resume, and your 2021 resume format stinks (yes, even you, …

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Resume Tips: Should You Include a Resume Objective Statement?

No, you shouldn’t. Unless you want your resume to be boring and lame. Captain Obvious was seen crying over a whiskey when power statements replaced resume objective statements. (Don’t feel bad for him; he’s still busy with candidates asking tiresome questions at job interviews.) Here’s a resume objective statement: “Seeking a job where I can use my skills …

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Resume Tips: Why Your Resume is Not Landing You Job Interviews (and How to Fix It)

You’ve demonstrated all your ingredients for success on your resume. It’s been submitted more than 100 times a week for the past months but have received few job interview invitations. Why aren’t recruiters knocking down your door? It might be because you’re serving pepperoni to vegetarians. The pathway to a recruiter’s heart is specificity. Consider …

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Use This “Trick” to Access the Hidden Job Market

The hidden job market consists of all the jobs that are filled without ever being posted online. Hiring Managers generally circulate these roles internally or create them for a specific individual with unique skills. Employers who don’t post job listings often do so to save money, drive efficiency, restrict public knowledge of business changes, and …

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Byron Katie’s “The Work”: An Example of How It Can Apply to Your Career Thinking

A few weeks ago, I talked about how applying the concepts of “The Work” helped me realized that my very bad week really wasn’t that bad. Now, I’m excited to present to you a transcript of a client, “J,” exploring her thoughts about her job using Katie’s process with Facilitator Kathleen Sepeda. As you read …

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