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Job search advice from a career counselor

Posted by Bob Corlett on March 18, 2013

For the past few weeks, I've been writing about changes in how people look for jobs. This week I interviewed local luminary Sharon Armstrong. Sharon has 20 years of experience as a human resources consultant, trainer and career counselor.

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How to Bring Your Skills to Life

Posted by Bob Corlett on January 28, 2013

How employers share job openings and how candidates apply for jobs is increasingly out of step with how humans actually process information. Think about it. In our tablet and smartphone world, could there be a worse way to hire than the hidebound ritual of:

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A Step By Step Guide to Landing Your Dream Job (Part One)

Posted by Bob Corlett on September 24, 2012

If you haven't looked for a job recently, you might find that a few things have changed. Slapping together a resume and shotgunning it out to positions you saw posted online will usually result in ... nothing at all. Really. Don't bother.

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When is it time to quit your job?

Posted by Bob Corlett on August 13, 2012

Have you met people who seem to always be in the right place at the right time in their careers? They start with early successes, build a strong reputation, and then gracefully leap from one great opportunity to the next.
Have you ever wondered how do they do that?

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How long will your job search take?

Posted by Bob Corlett on July 23, 2012

Have you ever heard this advice? “For every $10,000 in annual salary your search will take a month, so if you want an annual salary of $70,000, your search will probably take seven months.” Or perhaps you’ve heard that the average job search takes four, six, or eight months.

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How to (Finally) Quit your Job

Posted by Bob Corlett on July 23, 2012

As you wait for the elevator to arrive after another mediocre day at the office, you give yourself an all-too-familiar pep talk. "I'm better than this, and I've completely had it with this job," you tell yourself. "I'm outta here for good."

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How to Resign Gracefully

Posted by Brooke Lockhart on June 22, 2011

If you are ready to leave your job -- to take another job or simply to take a break -- you want to do it gracefully.

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10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Launch Your Job Search

Posted by Bob Corlett on November 16, 2010

Before you write your resume and launch your job search campaign, Billie Sucher thinks there are 10 questions you should consider carefully.  I urge you to read her post, the questions are great.

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3 Unemployed Habits to Avoid

Posted by Brooke Lockhart on December 29, 2009

Colin Daymude - a CareerRealism expert - compares jobseeking to a diet, and claims that many jobseekers are binging on fast food when they should be adding healthy foods. But how does one avoid the bad habits and consume the good ones? Here are 3 jobseeking habits to avoid:

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Job Search Skills for Mature Workers

Posted by Brooke Lockhart on October 14, 2009

Been out of the job market for a while, and not sure how to get back in? This video by Patra Frame is perfect for you.

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