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 »

5 Free Online Computer Courses That Will Help Start an I.T. Career

Did you just graduate or are you looking for something new? Perhaps you’ve decided to try for that promotion or maybe you’re looking to branch out for something related to technology. Maybe you’re looking to take on the I.T. world, or maybe your current job is asking everyone to upgrade their skills. Whatever you need,… Read more »

5 Tips for Finding a Job After Graduation

Congratulations on graduating! Finding a job after college can be daunting. Here’s five tips that will help  you get your name out there Use More Than One Job Board What most people don’t realize is that employers pay subscriptions to view your resume on those job boards – and they don’t subscribe to all of… Read more »

How to Write a Cover Letter

Obviously your resume is not the same as your cover letter. It’s common for employers to ask for both a resume and a cover letter. Yours should be approximately three paragraphs long and include why you’re applying for this particular position, a brief overview of your professional experience, and why you in particular are the… 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 »

Transferable Skills- What Are They and Do You Have Them?

Transferable Skills- What You Take With You These are skills you acquired during your education, internships, or past experiences that you can bring to your future work positions. Common examples include: experience with specific computer programs, any management experience, proficiency in another language, or any in-demand skills. Skills You May Already Have When changing jobs,… 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 »

5 Steps to Take Control of Your Career

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 an… Read more »