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The Holiday Job Search: An Opportunity to Land Your Dream Job job hunting job search job search advice Nov 26, 2023

As of November 27, 2023, let’s look at the calendar:

 

Thanksgiving just passed.

Christmas is less than a month away.

The New Year is beckoning in 35 few short days.

 

Do these numbers appear to be shrinking rapidly? Are you left wondering where this year has disappeared?...

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Whiskers and Wonders: A Furry Encounter with PTCS' Exceptional Staff about us Nov 15, 2023

In the corporate jungle, it's not uncommon to cross paths with extraordinary individuals who are as unique as cats themselves. At Personal Touch Career Services (PTCS), our team boasts a pair of standout characters that are bound to make your experience truly unforgettable. Meet Georgie Shannon...

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AI Job Application Tools: Say hello to my little friend applications job hunting job search job search advice Oct 11, 2023

If you are a fan of the “spray and pray” method of applying for jobs, several AI tools have emerged to make the process both fast and easy. However, beware of the dangers, both overt and hidden.

 

What is the “Spray and Pray” method?

Simply put, the “spray and...

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Overcoming the Terrors of the Job Search career coaching job hunting job search advice Sep 25, 2023

As spooky season descends on us, let's talk about the biggest horror show of your life: The Job Search. For many job seekers, looking for a job is fraught with dangers, both seen and unseen. The HR department is full of serial killers, slashing qualified candidates left and right. Uninspired job...

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Meet Tessa Barlow: NCOPE, resume writer, and proud mom about us Sep 19, 2023

A member of a resume-writing family, it's no wonder that Tessa Barlow also "fell into the business." As a willing and eager learner, Tessa graduated from the Writing Excellence program offered through the National Resume Writers' Association (NRWA). Under this rigorous program, which is widely...

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Snarky Answers to 6 Common Interview Questions interview tips interviewing job interview tips Sep 18, 2023

Everyone knows some job interview questions just beg for a snarky answer. Wouldn't you love to once, just once, really say what's on your mind? Enjoy these forays into the dark side, followed by suggestions for insightful answers if you actually want to land a job offer.

Q: "What is your greatest...

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Do you have a Scooby-Doo career? career advice Sep 05, 2023

While networking is a great way to find a job, you might end up with a career that “just happens” if you aren’t careful. 

 

The Scooby-Doo career

Remember the old hallway gag from Scooby Doo? You know, where the gang is running from the ghost (or zombie, monster, real...

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Staffing at Tiffanie's Experience: Navigating resumes in the age of AI Aug 31, 2023

Recently, Donna was a featured guest on the Staffing at Tiffanie's Experience, a podcast dedicated to landing a job in the private service industry.

Listen here:

Staffing at Tiffanie's Experience Podcast

Navigating Resumes in the Age of AI and Celebrating DEMA Success

Join us for an illuminating...

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Who does a Lazy Girl Job really hurt? career advice Aug 22, 2023

What is a lazy girl job? While the term does apply to men, women, and nonbinary people equally, the #lazygirljob addresses the nature of the job itself. Essentially, it’s a relatively easy white-collar job that pays well, often in the remote category. Coined by TikTok influencer Gabrielle...

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Formula for positive/negative interview questions interview tips interviewing Aug 17, 2023

Do you know the formula for answering questions that require a positive/negative answer?

 

A classic example of these questions is: “What did you like in your last position? What did you dislike?”

 

For anything that demands a mixed answer, your answer should be 2/3...

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Meet Beth Sager, our most enduring - and endearing - Staff Writer about us Aug 15, 2023

 Closing in on 10 years with the Personal Touch Career Services, Beth is our longest-tenured writer. Before joining PTCS, she held her own resume writing company. However, sales are not her bag, so now she just gets to concentrate on what she loves – writing resumes, LinkedIn profiles,...

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7 Tools HR Uses to Cut Candidates job hunting job search advice job search tips Aug 11, 2023

For every posted job, the Human Resources (HR) department is expected to cut 95% of all candidates before a hiring manager sees a single resume. Unfortunately, even qualified applicants will often be cut during the screening process just because they don't understand how the hiring process works....

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