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Re-entering the Workforce After an Extended Absence

  As Oprah has said, when done well, being a mother is THE most important job there is.  And I know all the moms that are my clients and fans live that truth. Many a great mom also needs another job, out there in the career world. If you are a woman returning to the workforce after years at home, after a divorce, or a new mom that needs a new job that better fits her dual job description as mom/career woman, there are some tips this month for you. Your Second Full-Time Job:  Mom’s in the Workforce I know when my mom re-entered Read More





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6 Ideas to Bring Fresh Energy to Your Job Search

  Finding a job can really weigh heavy on our minds, emotions and energy levels, especially if it’s been awhile and there haven’t been any good leads or bites. I get it! Try these ideas to put some fresh new energy into your job search! 1) Send a Networking Letter to friends & trusted colleagues.  They’re the ones that want to help us the most after all! But often really don’t quite know what exactly it is that we do, or want to do next. Help them out by spelling it out!  Click the link to get a sample letter with comments Read More





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Pick a Hiring Manager’s Brain!

  Would you like access to me – or, how about a HIRING MANAGER –   to answer your job search questions 24/7?  Think about getting those answers without having to sort through pages of Google hits & wonder if the source is any good or not? How awesome would that be?? While having a personalized, branded resume IS a core component to a job search (and my specialty!), there are MANY other facets to the journey that many, any of you need! (nope, an awesome resume is not necessarily enough!) This is a product I’ve endorsed for a year Read More





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Where Will All the Jobs Be?

And how MANY will there be in the possibly near future? Automation and technology have already, and continue to impact how we do business, and what types of jobs are being cut and created. Needed skill sets are changing. As someone who works with job seekers, I feel a responsibility to share information about potential upcoming changes (or inevitable and existing impacts and changes, depending on one’s point of view)…. NO fear mongering here – just sharing information to ponder and ideas to consider. Recently on my Resume Confidence Facebook page, I shared a video about having a “basic universal Read More





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Summaries Made Simple

How to Write a Resume Summary in 5 Simple Steps   In a recent post, “Are Objectives Outdated“, I suggest that yes, having an objective on your resume may make you look like a dinosaur. The more modern approach is to begin your resume with a Summary, or Overview section. What should be included in a resume summary, or not? >>> Here’s how to write one in 5 simple steps:   1. Review: Remember English class in high school? And how your essays had to have an introduction, the body paragraphs, and the conclusion? I always wrote my introduction AFTER Read More