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Category Archives: Career Tools

10 Skills New Grads Need to Be Ready for Work

The new graduates this year are going into the best job market in more than a decade with a 3.6% unemployment rate.  The Job Outlook report shows that employers plan to increase hiring of new graduates by 17 % this year.  For the … Read More…

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Resume Writing Tip – Grab the Recruiter’s Attention

The recruiter won’t go digging for great information on your resume.  You have to find a way to make them read it. Research says you have under 20 seconds to make an impression on paper.  If you want to impress the recruiters and … Read More…

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Career Assessments Give Insight

“It’s not hard to make decision when you know what your values are” ~ Roy Disney How much work have you done to know more about your personal values, interests, skills and abilities.  I refer to this as your V.I.S.A. Knowing who you are … Read More…

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Start Curating a Virtual Professional Portfolio

Where is the evidence of your potential? “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do” ~ Henry Ford. Creative professionals like artists and architects have used career portfolios, sometimes known as the “the book”, to promote themselves and their skills … Read More…

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Resume Guide; How to Look Good on Paper

After 16 years in Human Resources and Career Development in Higher Education we recently published the Resume Guide; How to Look Good on Paper! Resume Writing Guide for Diverse College Students and New Alumni. it is available at AMAZON.COM. If you have connected … Read More…

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Company Research in 3 Easy Steps

HR professionals say it all the time and I share it all the time: Do your company research before you go into the job interview. Some research says that if you spend just 15 minutes on the company’s website before a job interview, … Read More…

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