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How to Figure Out Your Dream Job

By Noelle | September 30, 2015

Updated: February 2021 What do you want to be when you grow up? For those lucky enough to know their life’s purpose, this is an easy question to answer. However for others, not-so-sure about where they fit in the career world, this is a challenge that lasts years – sometimes longer. I’ll be the first …


How to Deal with Job Loss: 6 Practical Tips for Picking Up the Pieces & Moving Forward

By Sarah E. Williams | September 21, 2015

Updated: January 2021 Job loss is devastating for most people. It’s a lot to digest on top of the fears around unemployment and finding a new job. In this blog post we will share 6 practical tips for picking up the pieces and moving forward towards landing a new job. I was recently working with …

10 Interview Tips: Turn a Failed Job Interview into a Job Offer

10 Interview Tips: Turn a Failed Job Interview into a Job Offer

By Noelle | September 14, 2015

It’s no secret that the journey from “job seeker” to “hired” is full of obstacles scattered along the way. For some it’s the resume and actually landing an interview that presents the greatest challenge. For others, landing interviews is easy. It’s acing the interview and landing the job offer that’s the tricky part. Interviewing regularly, …

First Job Advice for Every College Grad

Career Advice for College Grads

By Noelle | June 3, 2015

Graduating from college and jumping into the real world can be extremely overwhelming. I recall this period on my life feeling a bit like culture shock since I was totally unprepared for what lay ahead. I struggled for months in the job search and early career management which is probably why I’m so passionate about helping …


Top Career Change Challenges & Remedies for Overcoming Them

By Noelle | April 30, 2015

Changing careers can be grueling. In addition to figuring out where you fit, you also have to convince others that you can make the change. This leads to loss in confidence, decreased self-worth, and lack of motivation in addition to other setbacks. But there is hope! In this blog post, we will identify your biggest …

10 Tips to Turn Your Volunteer Work Into a Paying Job

By Noelle | April 23, 2015

Working as a volunteer, during times of unemployment is a proven job search strategy. It makes you an insider and creates the potential for landing paid employment with your volunteer organization. In this post, we’ll share 10 tips for leveraging volunteerism to create a paid job opportunity. Why Volunteering is a Great Strategy for Your Job …


22 Transferable Skills & Resume Gap Fillers to Gain from Volunteering

By Noelle | April 16, 2015

Updated: November 2020 Volunteer experience can be invaluable for your resume especially if you are changing careers, re-entering the workforce, or building your dream career path. In this post, we’ll explain the benefit of volunteer experience for your resume strategy, share 22 strong transferable skills keywords that will make your resume more attractive, and show …


10 Reasons Why Volunteering is a Good Move for Career Changers

By Noelle | April 4, 2015

Updated May 2020 Volunteering may not earn you a paycheck but it doesn’t mean you can’t reap huge career benefits from it. This is especially true in the case of career changers. In this post we will share 10 benefits volunteering during a career change and how it can create clarity of direction as well as …


Should I Get an MBA?

By Noelle | March 30, 2015

If you’re hoping to earn six figures at some point in your career, you may be wondering if an advanced degree is necessary. While an advanced degree can help, it’s not always necessary. In this blog post we will share research from The Ladders with examples of six-figure jobs you may want to target. These …