How To Overcome the Experience Requirement

It’s a common catch when starting a new career: every job ad asks for experience, but you don’t have any. To get the job, you need experience – but how can you earn experience without the job? How do you get experience before you get experience? Plenty of people are looking to change directions or… Read more »

Dress For Success

What does it mean to “Dress for Success”? “Dress for Success” was originally the title of a 1975 book by John T. Molloy about how clothing affects personal and business success. It became a bestseller and he followed it up with The Women’s Dress for Success Book. These books promoted the concept of “power dressing”.… Read more »

Write the Perfect Resume for a Career Change

Before You Start: Wait, Can You Afford To Change Careers? First, make sure you can live on what your new career pays. Going from the middle of one career to all the way down to entry level can create a financial whiplash and you might end up worse than before. Take the time to research… Read more »

How to Write the Best Resume Objective

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Wait, What’s the Difference Between a Resume Summary and an Objective? Summary tells hiring managers what you’re looking for from the company: “Experienced engineer seeking management-level position”.  You’re summing-up your past experience. Usually used in the past for people not switching positions or re-entering the workforce, but more for people with decades of related experience.… Read more »

Must-Read Resume Tips for Changing Careers

  Changing careers means you’ll need a whole new resume to match your new job search in your new field. The important goal to keep in mind is that your resume needs to show how your skills, particularly your soft skills, are transferable.   Identify Your Transferable Skills First, you’ll have to find out which… Read more »

How to Write Your Resume Fast

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Need that resume right away? There are plenty of articles on brushing up your resume, but not a whole lot that help you write one from scratch – and fast. That new position might need you to give one fast. What about writing a new one? You might panic and try to go through all… Read more »

How to Get an Excellent LinkedIn Reference

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Why Do You Want a Reference? Not all recommendations serve the same purpose. Are you looking for new clients? A new job? Changing careers? Before you ask for the recommendation, think about your future goals! This will impact who you ask and how you will direct them. A new job requires stellar references from coworkers… Read more »

Top 5 Ways to be More Productive Today

Tackle tough projects when you’re at your best To be more productive immediately, choose to use your time when you’re most alert, most brilliant, and possibly most caffeinated to take on your most difficult projects. You probably already know when your work is the best it can be and when it’s just the bare minimum.… Read more »

6 Steps to Take Control of Your Career

1. Make a Plan If you don’t know where you’re going, then it’s not under your control. Some people will want to make a long plan that covers five years, but others may need to change their situation faster and make a plan covering only a year. The point is to have a plan and… Read more »

10 Things To Consider When You Want To Change Careers

Dread the thought of another day at your current job? Envying someone else’s line of work? If you just can’t stand the thought of going back there, check out all of our steps to make sure your career change is as seamless as possible.   What do you dislike? Figure out which part of your… Read more »