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How to Rebuild Career Confidence to Re-enter the Workforce

By Noelle | September 28, 2021

Career re-entry is probably the toughest career move to make. It requires someone who hasn’t worked in a while to jump back into the job search, identify their most marketable current skills despite having a resume gap of greater than a year, and muster up the confidence to convince others their skills haven’t gone stale …


Proven Strategies for Overcoming Career Roadblocks

By Jim Black | August 26, 2021

In Part 1 of my Career Exploration series, I share how to take stock of your current situation and do a deep dive into what’s really important for you in your career. If you are feeling like you can do better, or you are dreading going to work in the morning, or you’ve just lost …


How to Get Started Exploring All Your Career Options

By Jim Black | August 20, 2021

If you are like most people, you are fairly content in your career. You’re probably also really good at what you do. After all, you’ve probably been doing it for a long time! But have you ever asked yourself if what you’re doing in your job is really what you want to be doing? Maybe …


11 Simple Ageism Hacks for Your Resume & Job Search

By Noelle | June 1, 2020

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 …


6 Steps to Making a Career Pivot in Your 50s

By Victoria | April 27, 2020

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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5 Ways To Focus On Your Health While At Work

By Noelle | May 28, 2019

You likely spend at least eight hours a day, five days a week working, which is a lot of your time. It’s important that during the week you’re focusing on your physical and mental health to help improve your wellbeing and stay happy. There are plenty of ways to boost your physical activity, eat healthily, …

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Job Offer Negotiation: How to Get Paid What You Deserve

By Scott Rice | April 15, 2019

Congratulations! You made it through all of the stages of the interview process and your dream company is making you a job offer. You’re on cloud nine until you get an email outlining your compensation package. It wasn’t what you anticipated. What do you do? In this post, we’ll break down the individual components of an …

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How to Successfully Ask for a Raise

By Noelle | April 8, 2019

Let’s face it: Making more money is something that many of us are interested in. We might want more responsibility, for example, and with that should come a boost in your paycheck. Or you might want to bring your salary into line with others in your profession. Finally, you might have gained some experience and …

How to Land a Job After College [1 Ridiculously Easy Strategy You're Probably Not Using]

How to Land a Job After College – A Ridiculously Easy Strategy You’re Probably Not Using

By Anne Grieves | October 17, 2017

Updated: January 2021 College graduation is a huge milestone and one of your greatest accomplishments. You feel like you’re on top of the world until you enter the job search. The job search can be a total downer after college graduation but it doesn’t have to be. With a smart approach and a little persistence, …


How to Find Your Perfect Career Fit and Focus Your Brand

By Anne Grieves | January 3, 2017

With the vast amount of online job postings, it can be overwhelming to commit to one particular job focus. However, it’s a lack of focus that will prevent you from branding yourself as a desirable job candidate. Hiring managers and HR personnel want to know you are 100% focused on their job. Otherwise, you will …


How to Create Your Career Plan in 10 Steps

By Noelle | December 19, 2016

Updated: January 2021 The end of the year is always a great time to hit “reset” and start anew when it comes to your career. In a perfect world, you’ve achieved all of your career goals and are smooth sailing into the year ahead. If a perfect world is not quite your current scenario, you …


How to Land Multiple Job Offers in 2 Weeks

By Noelle | November 14, 2016

Updated: January 2021 Most job searches take an average of 6 months to complete. But there are ways to accelerate the search and land more offers in less time. In this blog post we’ll share a case study on how one executive went from zero offers to 2 offers in 2 weeks. We’ll show you …