Felons and Ex-Cons: Tips and Resources
Aug29

Felons and Ex-Cons: Tips and Resources

Interviewing is a stressful without revealing that you are one of many felons or ex-cons looking to make a new start. At what point do you tell a future employer or recruiter about your criminal history? You may think it is not relevant – why reveal something so personal? There are employment laws that prevent employers from making decisions on age, gender, race and religion. How is this different? Unfortunately, it is different. The...

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Job Application and Resume Differences
Aug26

Job Application and Resume Differences

Career Breakthrough Tip #7 shares the differences between a job application and resume. One is a legal document, the other is your marketing profile. Avoid assuming they are the same. In the eye’s of the employer or interviewer they are very different. If you fill out your application out improperly, there may be some serious consequences. In this video, Lynn Dessert, Executive Career Coach, explains the differences between the...

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An Interview with a Recruiter is Important
Aug03

An Interview with a Recruiter is Important

Your relationship with a recruiter before, during and after an interview is important. So important, you might blow your chances to be a viable candidate. You might be wondering why would I care if I blow off a meeting since a recruiter is not the company. Here’s why… This week I spent time with a recruiter and got a sneak peek into her work. She had a phone interview scheduled with a potential candidate for a job. The appointment was...

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Accountability Group for Job Hunters
Jul28

Accountability Group for Job Hunters

Our #6 tip – starting or joining an accountability group for job hunters steps up your job search efforts. Think about how you spend your time – is it productive? If you feel like you are spinning your wheels and not making progress, consider an accountability group. In this video, I discuss the steps for setting up a job accountability group and recommendations for how to structure it.   The support that an...

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Five Missteps in Interviewing- Career Breakthrough Tip #5
Jun08

Five Missteps in Interviewing- Career Breakthrough Tip #5

Do you find yourself fumbling or feeling less confident in your interviews? Perhaps you are stumbling over some common missteps in interviewing. Your job search process will be more successful when you have solid interviewing skills. There are many stories and examples of what to do and not to do in an interview. Today Suzette Smith, a senior Human Resources Professional and I discuss some of the common missteps that occur during the...

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Career Breakthrough Tip #4 Finding a Job in a New City
May09

Career Breakthrough Tip #4 Finding a Job in a New City

Finding a job in a new city makes a job search more complex. The job search is often longer, especially if you do not have a wide network of professional colleagues. While there are some hurdles, you can be successful with the job search process by focusing in on the actions that work best for you. In this video, Career Breakthrough Tip #4, Lynn Dessert discusses some strategies for finding a job in a new city. If you have some more...

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