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Do “stupid keywords” belong on your resume? resume resume writing Mar 14, 2023

In February, LinkedIn released its 2023 list of the “Most In-Demand Skills,” which is a compilation of the top skills that employers request when recruiting, posting, and hiring for jobs on the LinkedIn platform.

 

Surprisingly enough, soft skills and personality traits top the...

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The problems with rage applying Feb 20, 2023

While some people encourage you to "rage apply," it probably isn't a good idea.

 

What is rage applying?

Simply put, rage applying consists of sending out a flurry of applications because you are sick of your job. Maybe the company passed you over for a promotion – again. Or perhaps...

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Crafting a Passion Statement resume writing Feb 14, 2023

Do you love your job?

 

Smart managers want to hire someone passionate about what they do. So, when all things are equal between candidates - skills, experience, and education - the hiring manager will take the person who is excited to do the job. They have even been known to choose the...

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A Fresh Take on Personal Branding best practices career advice interview tips resume resume writing Jan 30, 2023

Do you prefer podcasts? Check out the in-depth exploration PLUS bonus features on Tattooed Freaks in Business Suits:

https://www.personaltouchcareerservices.com/podcasts/tattooed-freaks-in-business-suits/episodes/2147856035

 

Chances are, you probably have heard the term "personal branding"...

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So, you didn't win the lottery. Now what? career career advice Jan 16, 2023

Want an in-depth discussion of this topic? Check out my latest podcast episode of “Tattooed Freaks in Business Suits:”

https://www.personaltouchcareerservices.com/podcasts/tattooed-freaks-in-business-suits/episodes/2147849429

 

I admit it. Over the few days leading up to the...

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A strategic approach to career cushioning best practices career career advice job hunting job search job search tips Jan 03, 2023

Have you heard of career cushioning yet? If not, get ready for the next career trend of 2023.

 A carry-over term from the dating world, cushioning is the process of thinking about or actively testing the waters for a new relationship when the current one looks like it might be in danger of...

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Ask Donna: How can I keep my job search alive during the holidays? ask donna job search advice Dec 12, 2022

Dear Donna,

I’ve noticed that the amount of jobs posted online seems to dry up around the holiday season – I know I saw a definite drop in relevant jobs for me over Thanksgiving week. I’m worried I won’t be able to keep my job search alive during the pending holidays. So...

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Are you ready for the January hiring surge? best practices job hunting job search job search advice Dec 08, 2022

As a job seeker, it is important to know the ebb and flow of the hiring cycles. As we look forward to 2023, be ready for that intense hiring period throughout Q1.

Here’s a breakdown of the next couple of months – and how to use this to your advantage:

December:

You may be tempted to...

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Is your job search stuck in quicksand? job hunting job search job search advice job search tips Nov 22, 2022

Chances are, you probably haven’t received much formal training in job searching. If you are lucky, your college may have held some classes or workshops. Similarly, you may have sought advice online only to find many conflicting approaches.

 

 How is a job seeker supposed to put a...

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Announcing our new Client Referral Program Sep 18, 2022

Do you love us? Want to help your friends with their job search? Now you can help yourself while you help others!

 

We are happy to announce our new Referral Program.

 

For everyone you refer to our business that purchases a full resume or coaching package, you receive $25!

 

HOW...

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6 Tips to Keep Your Resume Fresh job hunting job search tips resume resume writing Sep 09, 2022

Did you know that September is officially International Update Your Resume Month?

 Yep! If you aren’t sure where to start, check these six tips to ensure your resume isn’t old and moldy.

 

  1.  The one-page resume myth

Unless you are an entry-level candidate, the one-page...

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5 Tips for Effective Salary Negotiations best practices job search job search advice salary negotiations Aug 15, 2022

Have you ever negotiated your salary before? Surprisingly, the vast majority of job seekers never negotiate once they receive an offer from a company. However, most employers are happy to increase that starting salary for top candidates! If you want to earn more money, check out these five...

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