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  • Is There an Entrepreneur in You?
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - December 7, 2018
    Ever had an idea for a business that just keeps tapping you on the shoulder…and have you ever thought of throwing caution to the wind and actually doing it? If the thought has even crossed your mind, there may be an entrepreneur in you just waiting to be unleashed. In my book, This Is Not the Career I Ordered, I share the stories of women who started out in one profession, and then felt the call to embark on their ow...
  • Artificial Intelligence in Recruiting: Tips for Preparing a Resume for AI and Humans
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - November 29, 2018
    Have you ever put together a resume you felt was pretty impressive but never got a response from the potential employer? Or worse, you received an electronic rejection letter? Well it might just be that the response you received was from a machine rather than a person. Artificial intelligence (AI) has permeated every aspect of modern life and the recruiting and human resources industries are no exception. Today, AI is being...
  • Does Your Career Express Your Purpose?
    by Carole Kanchier - November 26, 2018
    “Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” John F. Kennedy Having a sense of purpose and striving towards goals that enable you to express your purpose gives life meaning, direction and satisfaction. It not only contributes to health and longevity, but also enables you to succeed in uncertain times. If you're in harmony with your purpose, you're also in sync with the energy of th...
  • Getting a Job: How Long Will It Take?
    by Thea Kelley - November 23, 2018
    In the past there’s been a rule of thumb among career coaches that finding a job takes one month for every $10K of salary. In 2018 it’s been a lot faster than that: in one survey of recent hires, 58% percent said their job search lasted two months or less.So that’s how it has gone for other people. Now, let’s talk about the real question. What can you do to get your next job as soon as possible? T...
  • It's About the Journey - Part Two: 3 Tips for Embracing the Path
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - November 21, 2018
    I shared the story of my career transition from Opera into the Professional Development work I do today. Making that change eighteen years ago was a huge challenge. My career journey all of the sudden took a turn into uncharted territory and I was shaken to the core, but also changed for the better. If you find yourself in the midst of a career change where you find yourself “off-roading” away from the safe or e...
  • More About Getting There: It's About the Journey - Part One
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - November 14, 2018
    When it comes to career, there’s a lot of pressure in our culture to achieve our goals…to “make it”… to “get there” – yet each time we “get there”, there’s always a new “there” to get to. We reach a goal, and that brings us to ‘What’s next?’ – and then we’re off again – working toward the next new goal on the hor...
  • Hidden Job Skills Millennials Have
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - November 9, 2018
    Millennials have been the focus of a lot of analysis and discussion in recent years, often to lament their shortcomings and the skills they lack for functioning in society or the workplace. But this generation, raised around technology from day one in a quickly changing world, brings certain skills to the workplace. Whether you’re a hiring manager wondering if a millennial is worth the hire, or if you’re a millenni...
  • Stop Daydreaming. Set Goals for Achieving Your Dreams.
    by Sherri Edwards - November 7, 2018
    It’s never too early or too late to create a picture of what you want in your life. Dreaming big and imagining all the possibilities open to you is a fabulous start to shaping your life and planning your future. For many, the dreams seem clear, but achieving them remains elusive. If this describes your situation, then get moving in the right direction and make an investment that can ensure your dreams are actually realiz...
  • When Search is Tough, Try These Tips
    by Carole Kanchier - November 5, 2018
    Maintaining a positive, self-confident attitude when letters and phone calls are not returned or interviews bring rejection letters can be disheartening, particularly during prolonged job search. But perk up. There are ways you can stay enthusiastic and optimistic. - Know what you want. It’s very important that you have clear career goals that represent your passion, not what others think you should be doing. It&rsq...
  • Strategies for Keeping Your LinkedIn Profile Fresh
    by Louise Garver - November 2, 2018
    As you know LinkedIn is the world’s largest online professional network. Therefore, you want to be sure your profile is a compelling and accurate portrayal of your professional brand. Whether you are actively seeking new opportunities or not, it’s important to maintain your LinkedIn profile to keep it fresh and up-to-date. A few minutes a week is all you need to maximize your visibility and capture the attention o...