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Author: Maryanne Piña-Frodsham

7 Career Mistakes To Avoid

Let’s begin by acknowledging that it has never been more difficult to advance your career or to make a job change. Whether it is early in your career or you are a seasoned professional, the challenges are daunting. The good news is that there is a lot of free help on the internet, in bookstores and in a variety of support groups.

When Looking For a Job, You Must Look the Part

Recognizing that first impressions are crucial when you are conducting a job search is fundamental. We recently volunteered at a career fair to review resumes - half the room seemed to fit the image of someone an organization would hire. They were dressed casually, yet professionally and tastefully. They were neat and well-groomed. Number one piece of advice to job seekers is to conduct an “appearance assessment” prior to a networking event or interview.  Listed below are a few tips that we share with job seekers:

Searching for a New Role? Networking and Job Boards at Top Says SFG Research Study

How do you find a new role in today's job market? As an outplacement firm we get asked that question every day. In our quest to answer it we are constantly gathering information from candidate experiences, and how they are finding jobs.

Ask a Career Coach - Three Key Elements to Developing a Personal Brand

One discussion topic that has been actively discussed with our career coaching consultants is how to best advise our clients on the development of a personal brand.

Don’t Sabotage Your Resume – Use Keywords Not Buzzwords

Are resume keywords and buzzwords the same? No. Knowing the differences can be a deciding factor of a successful resume or LinkedIn profile versus being lost in the shuffle.

Personality Traits That Will Get You Hired

Not everything that a hiring manager needs to know can be communicated on two pages, which is why it’s important to convey your full personality during interview. You can certainly hint at the below character traits on all your written documents, but it’s in a face-to-face environment that you’re really given the opportunity to bring them to life.

The Five Career Coaching Steps to Help You Prepare for Your Corporate Divorce

What if someone came to you and said “You will be going through a corporate divorce in your future. Everything is going well today but 10 years from now you will no longer be part of our organization”.

If You’re Not Networking, You’re Not Working

Recently, having dinner with friends the subject of dreading networking came up. For many it’s exactly that – a dreadful situation. However, networking is likely to be your most fruitful job search or career transition activity.

Career Coach – Five Ideas On How To Create a Personal Brand

Need help creating a personal brand?

Can I Really Have A Career That I Love?

As adults we spend the biggest part of our lives working in our career, so if it’s a mediocre career, often it translates into a mediocre life, an existence that is just okay with some ups and some downs.  And unfortunately, those who want a better than average career and life are often frustrated as they work hard and follow the accepted career advice but still experience little career mobility and or a constant sense of dissatisfaction.  When their efforts don’t bear fruit, they give up hoping and trying, and start treating their job as a “nine-to-five necessity”.

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