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  • When is a Performance Appraisal Like a Resume?
    Over the past few months my husband and I have been packing up and moving from our home of 25 years. In the process I found a stack of books and articles that I thought were worth keeping and moving to our next home. One of these is a small booklet called Effective Phrases for Performance Appraisals. A guide to Successful Evaluations by James E. Neal Jr. Back in my corporate human resources d...
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  • Beating the Interviewing Jitters
    When I was a new trainer, it used to bother me that I would get so sickly anxious before I gave any type of presentation. My knees and voice would shake and my mouth would go dry; I’d even get splotches all over my neck and face. For a while there I took to wearing turtleneck sweaters to cover up. I asked a friend whose presentation style I greatly admired, how he managed to be so smooth. He ...
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  • Shake Up Your Resume
    Today I reviewed a resume for a man in a very creative position; a graphic designer. The resume needed work as it was vague, boring and not in a recognized format. It in no way highlighted his strengths. There wasn’t any doubt in my mind that this person, while highly talented was being passed over time and time again because of his vague resume. Here are some tips that I shared with him to ...
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  • More Household "Stuff"
    I've been up to my ears getting ready to move from our home of 25 years. Regular job search articles will return in a few weeks. In the meantime, look for lessons in every day life. Like this... Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ...
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  • Soft Skills to Move the Workforce
    In his first public meeting since leaving the White House, President Obama said that he would like to focus on the next generation of leaders. One thing he said is that rather than telling people what they need, it is more important to listen to understand what they say they need. That’s not just politics; that’s sales, customer service and communication. Everything revolves around soft skills no ...
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  • The Interview Thank You Note
    About two weeks ago I bought my son a blazer from a local Brooks Brothers outlet as a birthday gift. It was gorgeous gray blazer at a great sale price. He loved it. Yesterday I received a card in the mail. It was a hand-written thank you note from the sales associate at Brooks Brothers who helped me select the blazer. He thanked me for my purchase and told me that he looked forward to assisti...
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  • College Internships
    It’s that time of year again; time to look for internships. As I have written in the past, you need to show a potential hiring manager that you have valuable and current on-the- job experience and an internship is the most practical way to do that. The following sites are only a few of the many valuable sites listing openings for summer internships.  http://www.internships.com/ https://...
  • Make Room for Change: A Story for the Older Job Seeker
    We bought a new car last week. It’s beautiful, sleek, and clean, smells good and has a great sound system. I love it but it scares the hell out of me. It has a back-up camera that makes it easier to see behind me when I put the car in reverse and I hate it. Every time I put the car in reverse to leave my driveway, I still look over my shoulder to the road. The car has a narrower back window ...
  • Job Search 101: Know Your Audience
    I learned years ago that it is critical to “know your audience” for anything work or life related.  Example, as a freshman in college we all had to take the requisite English class. I loved English all through high school and enjoyed creative writing. My English professor though, didn’t like my choices of creative writing topics and as a result was marking them with C’s. One day I wrote a...
  • Setting Job Search Goals in the New Year
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  • The Election and the Job Search: Button Down Your Social Media Accounts
    What a week! Political pundits are calling the 2016 Presidential Race one for the record books. The displeasure or pleasure with President-elect Trump’s win continues to be splashed all over social media and polite and impolite conversations are still going on days later.As a job coach I thought I’d pass along this bit of advice. If you are looking for a job or if you are currently in a position t...
  • Protests, Safe Rooms, Scooters, and the Job Search
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  • Defining Resume Requirements Through Performance Management
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  • Creating a Personalized LinkedIn URL
    If you want to be found in your job search, you will need a LinkedIn profile and that profile needs a personalized URL. If you leave your profile as LinkedIn has it, it will be full of unnecessary letters and numbers.Personalizing your profile is easy and once you do it, you can copy it onto your resume. Here's how:    1. Go to your Profile Page.     2. Bring your cursor to your current URL (foun...
  • What Can The Older Job Seeker Learn From Snoopy?
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