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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 …

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What Those Job Qualifications Really Mean

By Noelle | November 28, 2016

Updated: February 2021 The job search can be stressful and frustrating. Often, especially if you don’t have much prior job experience, sorting through job descriptions is discouraging. Job listing after job listing asks for years of experience for a job you’re certain you can do or covers up lack of benefits with fun perks. These …

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Unique Skills That Each Generation Brings to the Workplace

By Noelle | November 22, 2016

Updated: January 2021 Each generation brings unique skills and benefits to the workforce. In this Infographic created by our AkkenCloud, we’ll share the differences in each generation along with tips on how to showcase each generation’s strengths in the workplace. The 4 Types of Generations Employed by Companies Today Many companies today find themselves comprised …

15 Low Stress Jobs with Amazing Pay

By Noelle | November 18, 2016

If you have started thinking that high workplace stress is a part of everyday life, what you need may be a job change. Quantum Binders recently put together a thoroughly compelling infographic that lists more than a dozen jobs that involve the least stress and score less than 71 on the stress tolerance scale. And …

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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 …

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How to Start a Workforce Reentry Job Search

By Becky Felix | July 25, 2016

Workforce re-entry can be very intimidating especially if you’ve been out of the workforce for a while. To top it off, you know the job search has changed drastically since the last time you searched for work. In this blog post, we will share how to start your re-entry job search as well as tips …

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How to Find Hope in a Hopeless Job Search

By Noelle | June 27, 2016

Updated: February 2021 It’s no secret that a drawn-out job search can lead to feelings of hopelessness. If this is where you are today, know that you’re not alone. There is hope! In this blog post I will share my favorite tips for finding and maintaining hope in a hopeless job search. Two Facts You …

21 Linkedin Groups Every AmeriCorps Member Should Belong To

21 LinkedIn Networking Groups for AmeriCorps Members & Alumni

By Noelle | June 12, 2016

Updated: December 2020 Linkedin is probably the most valuable tool there is for the  job search. It provides a platform for networking and career path research. Being optimized on LinkedIn also creates the potential to be found for life-changing opportunities. One LinkedIn feature I highly recommend is LinkedIn Groups. LinkedIn Groups are virtual networking rooms that put …

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How to Build a Professional Brand in 3 Easy Steps

By Noelle | April 21, 2016

Updated: January 2021 Professional branding can seem like an overwhelming task. Where does one even start generating branding ideas? In this blog post we will share a simple 3-step approach to building a professional brand and creating a brand that speaks to the hiring manager’s hot buttons.  Time flies when you’re busy working a 9-5 …