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Noelle's Career Blog

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Why I Don’t Recommend the LinkedIn “Open to Work” Feature

LinkedIn is always launching new features to assist professionals in the job search. LinkedIn’s newest feature is the “Open to Work” green profile picture frame that you’ve been seeing all over the platform. Most job searchers are wondering if this new green callout will help or hurt their chances of landing a job. In this…

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19 Best LinkedIn Groups for Nonprofit Professionals

Linkedin is one of the most valuable tools there is for the  job search. It provides a platform for networking and career path research amongst other high value features. One invaluable networking feature of the platform is LinkedIn Groups. LinkedIn Groups are virtual networking rooms that put you in the right circles with like-minded industry professionals. LinkedIn…

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The Best Job Search & Career Resources for 2022

This post was originally written in 2021 to feature the best career resources of 2021. It was updated: June 2022 to reflect the best career resources of 2022! A major part of any successful job search is knowing what tools and resources to leverage in order to land interviews and offers. Without the right career…

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11 Simple Ageism Hacks for Your Resume & Job Search

Ageism is a very real challenge faced by 50+ job searchers everywhere. While age discrimination may add a layer of complexity to the job search, it is not impossible to overcome. In this blog post we will share tips for avoiding age discrimination in your resume, and a variety of solutions for overcoming ageism in…

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How to Prepare for a Career Change During a Recession

The pandemic has created a new home-based workforce in which professionals now have more time to contemplate their career goals and aspirations. For many professionals, this contemplation will result in the decision to make a career change. However talk of recession has many career changers feeling stuck. In this blog post we will share the…

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6 Steps to Making a Career Pivot in Your 50s

Career change might seem like a huge challenge if you’re a professional in your 50s. However, change IS possible and might be easier than you think using a career pivot maneuver. In this blog post we’ll explain the difference between a career pivot and career change, and how to tackle the career pivot process.  Signs…

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How Your Resume Accomplishments Can Land the Interview and Increase Your Salary

Executive and mid-level job seekers can sometimes find it difficult to enumerate and express the value that they bring to a company. But defining your brand value is crucial for attracting recruiters, networking, interviewing, and negotiating salary. In this blog post we will share why resume accomplishments can be a game-changer when you submit applications as…

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Job Search Strategies During a Pandemic

The coronavirus also known as Covid-19 continues to spread globally and throughout the U.S. The uncertainty that surrounds the virus has created a cautious and even standstill hiring environment. More and more companies are moving their workforce remote, with some companies even closing their doors as a precaution. The future of the economy and after-effects of…

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The Top Job Search Profile Settings on Linkedin – MUST DO in 2021

LinkedIn is a powerful tool for job seekers when used correctly. LinkedIn is continually updating its settings and functions to be super user-friendly and effective. If you are in the job search and hoping to benefit from LinkedIn, make these profile adjustments asap! In this post and video tutorial we will show you how to edit…

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How to Find High-Value Networking Contacts on LinkedIn

The online job search has an extremely low success rate. So how do you get into your dream company without applying online? A networking-based approach is the solution for uncovering unadvertised jobs and getting a foot in the door. Once you have a foot in the door you can sell yourself to the hiring manager…

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Pros and Cons for Quitting Your Job Without Another One Lined Up

You’ve hit your limit in your job. It’s completely sucking the life out of you and you know it’s time to quit. However you don’t have another job lined up. Should you still quit? There are pros and cons to quitting a job without another one lined up. In this blog post we will break…

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8 Common Salary Negotiation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Money is an uncomfortable topic for a lot of people, which is what makes asking for a raise or negotiating your salary so difficult. However, these conversations are important to have in order for you to get the paycheck you truly deserve and the financial wellness that would allow you to thrive. That said, the…

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