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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.

Are you dissatisfied with your Career?  Perhaps you need to CARE

Studies have shown that career success is illusive for many, if not most, of us.  At any point, the majority of employed adults have a level of dissatisfaction with their job and career.  We can vouch for this fact!  In our firm’s work with thousands of professionals over the years we have found that most people are in the midst of a mediocre career.  This fact has a large impact on every other aspect of their life.

What Can We Learn from the 3% of Professionals That Have a Truly Successful Career?

Our research shows that only 3% of professionals have a career of sustained success, what are they doing differently than the rest of us?

Get to the Core of Your Career Success

In our book, “Don’t Dread Monday,” we introduce a powerful concept that is helping thousands of people re-engage and find sustained career success. And companies are realizing huge benefits.  This concept is called "passionate core". Simply put, each of us has two or three unique needs that have to be met in our job. These core needs are really the source of our motivation. When these core needs are being met we have exponentially more mental and physical energy. When the core needs are not being met, we go through the motions, not really satisfied with our work regardless of the money or recognition that our company throws our way.

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