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How Transferable Skills and Education Can Help You Change Careers

How Transferable Skills and Education Can Help You Change Careers

https://youtu.be/-1FzqwEyorU Did you go into a specific career and then decide you didn’t like it even though you had the education and experience? Then a different career might be better for you.     First Career:  My client earned a B.S. and a Masters in Criminal...

Success Story: Changing Careers Through Certifications

Success Story: Changing Careers Through Certifications

https://youtu.be/QgqoJFe438I Have you considered earning some certifications as a way to change careers?  That is exactly what one of my clients did recently. When I met Paul, he was working at a company that used Salesforce.  This is software used by large...

What Makes an Effective Resume for Consulting Work?

What Makes an Effective Resume for Consulting Work?

https://youtu.be/eHJcIbXKkO0 Most resumes are about a person’s work as an employee, such as an accountant, a general manager, or a sales representative.  But a lot of professionals are engaged in a consulting role based on their areas of expertise. So how is this...

Can You Give Awkward Advice to Someone About an Interview?

Can You Give Awkward Advice to Someone About an Interview?

https://youtu.be/UAOVz34SLpY When I was a recruiter, sometimes I had to tell a candidate something personal that was uncomfortable. But I wanted to help them so they could put their best foot forward in an interview.   1) SMOKING:  One time I interviewed a...

What to Say About a Tragedy on Your Resume?

What to Say About a Tragedy on Your Resume?

https://youtu.be/VtHAK5e9MNE Sometimes tragedies happen that seriously impact businesses and the people who work there. It is important to set up writing strategies on how to handle these both on a resume and a LinkedIn profile. What do I mean?  Natural...

2 Ways to Stop Being Mad at Your Former Employer

2 Ways to Stop Being Mad at Your Former Employer

https://youtu.be/iibcu4yFxNQ Did you have a messy end to the job with your previous employer? Are you still angry? This can get in the way of doing an active job search where you must look forward, not backward.   Have you thought about the items you have with the...

Making Small Talk from Your Resume

Making Small Talk from Your Resume

https://youtu.be/7ywGdweYThg When I was a recruiter, every one person I met was nervous for some reason. This was true whether they had a job or were unemployed. The receptionist would call and let me know the candidate was in the lobby. When I reviewed their resume...

4 Reasons How Being Persistent Got Her the Job

4 Reasons How Being Persistent Got Her the Job

https://youtu.be/iXz2Ln3rXto Have you ever had to be really persistent to get the job you want? That might be one of the prime reasons you ended up succeeding in your job hunt. Persistence is not an easy skill to acquire. One of my clients had a 20-year tenure with...

There Is a Job for Everyone!

There Is a Job for Everyone!

https://youtu.be/9FawPy9n5hg Are you in a job you like? Or maybe you don’t like what you do? Well, I know there is a job well-suited for everyone - even if other people might think it is crazy! I talk with people who don’t like their work. But I also talk with people...

8 Things NOT to Do with your Resume Writer

8 Things NOT to Do with your Resume Writer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unLqnJTZDxA Do you know how to get the most out of your experience with a resume writer? Over the last 18 years, I’ve worked with countless clients to put together polished resumes that get them noticed. During that time, I’ve learned...

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