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3 Reasons Why You Need to Know About Your Family Business

3 Reasons Why You Need to Know About Your Family Business

https://youtu.be/CPO3dX02Oeg As a resume writer and career coach, I have met numerous people with family businesses. Some managed the businesses themselves; others were actively involved in a smaller role or only part-time. And many others didn’t want to have anything...

Who Are the 3 Audiences for your Resume?

Who Are the 3 Audiences for your Resume?

https://youtu.be/YBS6Kt0ivM4 It may seem like a simple question, but have you ever asked yourself who actually reads your resume? Another way to put this is, who is your audience? The audience always determines the format of the writing, whether it is a screenplay,...

Importance of Talking with Recent Grads about Careers

Importance of Talking with Recent Grads about Careers

https://youtu.be/wyZhUfTpSvg How does a new college grad learn how to use their degree as a stepping point into a satisfying career?  One way is to get an “informational interview” from someone with real-life experience working in a field or company of interest...

SUCCESS STORY – The Value of Going Back to School

SUCCESS STORY – The Value of Going Back to School

https://youtu.be/CkPk8cogeMo Sometimes, you don’t learn what you expect when you go back to school! Carol is a client of mine with an excellent job as a Human Resources Program Manager at a large healthcare company.  Her company is massive, with lots of room for...

How Four Jobs Can Become One on a Resume

How Four Jobs Can Become One on a Resume

https://youtu.be/u2mIUqOwx1M One time, I had a coaching client who had several jobs with very short tenures. He was very concerned that anyone looking at his resume would think he was unreliable based on his work history. His resume showed that he had been the General...

3 Examples of How Your Perception of Self Can Shape Your Career

3 Examples of How Your Perception of Self Can Shape Your Career

https://youtu.be/UCHKSD8Ki5o We all perceive ourselves in certain ways on a resume, but who we are as individuals can have a surprising impact on our careers.  Generally, I think there can be three to four years of lag time between how we perceived ourselves in...

3 Ways You Can Analyze the Verbs in a Job Posting

3 Ways You Can Analyze the Verbs in a Job Posting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0S50RyLPnY If you think a job posting looks interesting, how do you analyze it to confirm it will be a good fit for you? As a career and job search coach, I have a little trick that can help you figure that out. Have you ever tried...

3 Ways You Can Analyze Nouns in a Job Posting

3 Ways You Can Analyze Nouns in a Job Posting

https://youtu.be/71hd8-0Kv9s How do you decide if a job might be a good fit for you? Job descriptions are often written by people who aren't, well, professional writers. As such, they often lack information that you need to determine if it's a job that you should...

4 Reasons Why a Focused Job Search Will Be the Most Successful

4 Reasons Why a Focused Job Search Will Be the Most Successful

https://youtu.be/i_Vm5g0Kthw If you are starting an active job search, it’s always easier to know what type of job you want right from the start.  The key to a focused job search is to incorporate the things you value in your personal life to be part of your...

3 Ways Your Resume Can Help You Get a Job

3 Ways Your Resume Can Help You Get a Job

https://youtu.be/x7GGjrA6Ad0 Are you concerned that your current resume will not help you find a new job? You might feel that it lacks a writing strategy, details about your experience, accomplishments or doesn’t represent how you want to be perceived? The bottom line...

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