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Is It Too Early To Retire?

Is It Too Early To Retire?

Do people sometimes retire too early? Why does it matter? I met two interesting people when I recently went on a Mississippi River paddlewheel steamship cruise from New Orleans to Memphis. They told me similar stories about their careers. Many people are eligible for...

What Do Your Children Think About Your Job Search?

What Do Your Children Think About Your Job Search?

I had a client one time who was very stressed that he had been laid off and was now looking for a new job. It was taking longer than he anticipated. They had savings, but they will not last forever. https://youtu.be/JXEyA7p3c04 He explained that was not actually his...

4 Reasons Why You Should Stay In Your Own Industry

4 Reasons Why You Should Stay In Your Own Industry

If you are unhappy with your work and want to look for something else, it can be really important to decide if you want to stay within or leave your industry.  https://youtu.be/Doo355n9la0 It might be easy to consider why you want to leave but harder to decide why you...

3 Problems With Resume Writing Extended Projects

3 Problems With Resume Writing Extended Projects

Have you engaged a professional resume writer, gotten started, and then other things in your life took priority? Almost all of my clients have jobs, so it can be hard to stay focused.    Then someone unexpectedly asks you for a resume and yours is in...

How Do You Work With A Professional Resume Writer?

How Do You Work With A Professional Resume Writer?

If you are engaging a professional resume writer you are stepping into that writer’s collaborative process. Every writer is different, but this is the process I have developed after writing more than 2,000 resumes and other career documents since 2003.   ...

Has A Business Meeting Ever Left You At A Loss For Words?

Has A Business Meeting Ever Left You At A Loss For Words?

I had a memorable appointment with a young woman who needed a new resume. I am a professional resume writer and coach. She brought her boyfriend, which was fine. He seemed a little young, but he wasn’t my boyfriend. I thought they were both in their 20’s....

Did You Need A Potty Break Between Your Interviews

Did You Need A Potty Break Between Your Interviews

Have you ever needed a bathroom break between interviews? How has that made a difference in getting or not getting a job? https://youtu.be/ucYaUlTLtWw One time, I did interview coaching for a client who was going onsite to a company to meet four people. It would be...

Why Did Someone Need My Help To Arrange A Marriage?

Why Did Someone Need My Help To Arrange A Marriage?

Why did someone ask for my help to arrange a marriage? I am a resume writer. What did I need to write? There is a large Indian population in the San Francisco Bay Area where I live. There are many people here who are in arranged marriages. It is not uncommon. It is...

Time Kills Deals

Time Kills Deals

Time kills deals. How is this related to a job search? I knew that something was going on. The chances that I could close the deal became less and less each day. Time kills deals. There are two primary ways this can happen. Maybe the candidate is in the interview...

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