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Jan 27th, 2020
When your job title does not accurately represent what you do, it can be difficult to market your skills to potential employers.  While it may be tempting to edit your job title so that it provides a more accurate description of your experience, it is a bad idea.  Here's why:      It makes you look dishonest.  Chances are that somebody is going to figure out that you got creative with your job title and when they do, they won't look at you in the same way.  Hiring managers are naturally suspicious of applicants, so don't give them any reason to distrust... + continue reading
Jan 22nd, 2020
Change in our lives is often both unexpected and uninvited.  Maybe you have a new manager or you have lost your job altogether.  You feel like the rug has been pulled out from under you.  So how do you cope?  Here are some tips that will help you manage this transition: Acknowledge your feelings.  When faced with a big change in your life, you might feel scared, sad, angry, overwhelmed, or like you have lost control.  All of these emotions are valid and perfectly understandable.  It is important that you acknowledge and address these feelings.  Talk to... + continue reading
Jan 19th, 2020
You did it!  You managed to get the employer's attention with your carefully-written resume and you wowed them at the interview.  They just need to check your references and the job is yours!  You are so close that you can taste it!  Don't crack the champagne yet; you still have some work to do.  The reference check is a very real part of the selection process.  Here are a few tips that will help you be successful: Get good quality references.  Put yourself in the employer's shoes; who would you consider to be the most credible references?  Chances are... + continue reading
Jan 15th, 2020
It is estimated that the average person changes careers more than five times in their life.  The decision to take a different path is a courageous one and it can lead you to a more fulfilling and meaningful career.  However, if you're switching careers, you'll need to make BIG changes to your resume and this can be a little overwhelming.  Here are a few tips that will help you modify your resume so that it supports the new direction that you plan to take:     Emphasize your education.  If your education is more closely related to your target job than your work... + continue reading
Jan 13th, 2020
Getting a new boss can be extremely stressful.  Suddenly the rules are different and you can't rely on the relationship that you have spent so much time developing.  Essentially, you are starting from scratch.  You have to prove yourself all over again and you need to figure out what this new person wants from you.  While this may make you feel uncomfortable, you and your new boss both have the shared goal of the team's success.  If you handle the situation effectively, you could actually end up in a better situation than you were in before.  Here are a few tips... + continue reading
Jan 07th, 2020
You are ready to start your first day of work.  Since you've already been hired, the hard part is over, right?  Maybe not.  Your first day on the job will hand you a multitude of challenges that can be difficult for a new employee.  Here are some examples of what you can expect: You may be overwhelmed with information. On your first day of work, you will have to retain a great deal of information including people's names, important procedures for your position, as well as the location of the bathroom.  Of course, nobody expects you to remember... + continue reading
Jan 04th, 2020
Do you hate your job?  Do you spend a lot of your working hours just looking at the clock and waiting for it to be over?  It doesn't have to be like this!  At some point in their lives, most people find themselves stuck in a job that they don't enjoy but you don't have to stay stuck.  The reality is that your situation is unlikely to change unless you change it.  Here are some tips to help you get "un-stuck". Acknowledge your feelings.  Many people walk around for months or even years feeling unsatisfied in their career.  Often they don't address those... + continue reading