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Correcting the 5 Most Common Mistakes Mid-Level Job Seekers Make

Moving from mid-level management to the corner office requires many things: the right experience, expertise and top-notch performance. It also requires interviews–and lots of them.

Five Top Tips for Using Job Boards Effectively

With competition so fierce on job boards, it’s essential candidates hit all the right notes. Here are some tips for improving your success rate.

Network

“Networks” are established connections between people, places, and things. Computer systems, alumni associations, multi-level marketing organizations, the Internet, and even spider webs are types of networks. As in the natural world, establishing and using networks is critical to career survival and success. 

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:

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

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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.

How to Make Smarter Career Decisions

Let’s begin by acknowledging that it isn’t easy 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. The bad news is that there is so much information out there that it can be overwhelming. With so much information to take into consideration, there are some common mistakes that job seekers make, especially those that may be involuntarily in the market for a new role.  Below is the Top 10 list . . .

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