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Three Ways to Transition to a New Career


As a Certified Personnel Consultant working for Find Great People International in Greenville, South Carolina, I receive telephone calls from people who are considering a career change. For some, transitioning to a new career is easier than others.

My Career is in the Doldrums - Do I Need a Coach or a Therapist?


Is Monday the worst day of your week? Can you hardly remember when you enjoyed going to work? Do friends ask why you seem so down? Maybe this has been going on awhile, and you're realizing it's time to do something. But where do you turn? At one moment you tell yourself "It's just my career?Change that, and everything will be OK".

Certification for Freelancers and Home-Based Business Owners


When we think of technical certification, most of us think of the seemingly endless jumble of letters that follow the names of information technology experts-MCSE, MCSA, A+, CCNA, etc. These certifications serve as standardized, objective validations that the person holding them possesses a certain set of skills and a certain level of professional competency.

Federal Job Search Strategies: 7 Tips to Help You Succeed


Despite constant calls by politicians and policy makers to reign in government spending, the federal government remains the largest employer in the United States. According to the U.

Nine Ways to Tell Youre Ready for a Promotion


So you noticed the new job board posting on your way back from lunch. They finally decided to fill the assistant manager spot in your department! Trouble is, you've only been in your current position for about eight months.

Getting Past Fear


Have you gotten tons of career advice, solicited and unsolicited? You nod when you hear it and think, "Yeah, I know this stuff." So, what else is new?But what have you done with the advice? Fess up.

Outsmart Other Job Seekers by Showing These 5 Key Strengths


Getting an appointment for an interview these days is an accomplishment. It indicates that you have a good resume, and/or that networking has paid off.

Job Interview Preparation - What Employers Are Looking For


When an employer decides to conduct an interview with you, there are certain things that they are looking for from you. Naturally, you are likely to focus on these things during an interview, but you should remember all of the tips in this manual because following those tips is what is going to make the employers see all of those things in you.

Find Free Resumes Online


Have you been spending money on countless job boards, only to find that they don't offer the types of candidates you need? If the answer is yes, don't fret any longer, you're about to learn crafty techniques to help you find free resumes on the net. There are numerous free resources online that offer resumes.

Writing Powerful Resumes - 10 Golden Rules


Your resume is your sales letter. It may not get you the job.

Business Dress for Women: Making Impact


Buying a suit can be an important investment when you are trying to improve your look for business or career advancement. Wearing a standard off-the rack suit for business or a job interview does not always mean success.

Telephone Phobia: Make the Phone Your Job Search Friend


You're pretty comfortable using the phone. It's something you do every day in your working routine; so why is it that as soon as you need to use it for career change or job-search it becomes too difficult?Your reluctance to use the phone in your career change or job-search probably stems from anxieties about what might happen.

Make A Lasting Impression With Interview Etiquette


(Des Moines, Iowa - February 2, 2005) Behaving appropriately during every course of an interview is just one way to increase your success with finding a job. Here are some tips to consider before you're seated across from your interviewer.

Interview Thank-You Letters


The number one etiquette tip for interviews is writing a thank-you letter. This is not a tool commonly used by job seekers right now.

Turning the Table: Questions for Your Interviewer


(DES MOINES, Iowa - January 26, 2005) The fateful final question of all interviewers may carry more weight than you would think. Upon hearing "Now, do you have any questions," you are given a chance to show the quality of your character and interest in the company.


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