Category Archives: Trends & Short Cuts

A Door Out of The Recession?

When you lack conventional equipment and supplies, creativity is required. Two saw horses, a piece of plywood, and a queen size bedsheet make a good temporary dining table for 12. The town dump can be a treasure trove. Doors are transformed into … Continue reading

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An Emmy Winner on How to Establish Yourself as an Expert

Recently, I had the good fortune to meet Rob Blatt of Blattcave Productions. Rob is an audio engineer extraordinaire. He shares three Emmys, an Academy Award, and a Peabody Award with former colleagues. I asked Rob to share advice for … Continue reading

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Lessons From A “Hire Me” Campaign

After spending 11 years working with job seekers and a decade of not writing very much (I started blogging in March 2009), I have a lot of information to share. I try not to overwhelm, and I try to write … Continue reading

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Three Twitter Resources for the Job Search

I'm a big proponent of Twitter, but a lot of people I know aren't. I think of Twitter as a dance: To build a community on Twitter for your job search, you need to strike a delicate balance between professional … Continue reading

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The Other Bubble (Make It Work for You)

This Webby-award video was produced before the real estate crash and the economic downturn–there hasn’t been too much news about the state of this bubble in recent months…. From my perspective as a resume writer and career coach, this “bubble” … Continue reading

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Will Resumes Become Obsolete?

Forget Palin versus Biden or Obama versus McCain, over at Career Hub, there's a raging debate over the future of the resume. This is an ongoing question for discussion among career professionals: are online sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook … Continue reading

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Missing a Required Tech Skill? Free Tech Fix

If you've ever stopped yourself from applying for a new position because you're missing a tech skill or two on the list of requirements, here's one suggested fix: YouTube The site that allows you to watch Tina Fey imitate Sarah … Continue reading

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The Zzzz Factor: Go to Bed!

Struggling to find the best solution to your latest career condundrum? Too tired to articulate yourself fully through a new cover letter? Grumpy with your job? The simplest resolution may begin with a good night's sleep…And if it isn't better … Continue reading

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Why Spelling Remains in Style

Back in April, the Brazen Careerist (aka Penelope Trunk) made the assertion that writing without typos is totally outdated. I've been thinking about the post ever since, particularly given that we are living in a shorthand, emoticon-filled world and I … Continue reading

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