Before You Accept a Job Offer

When it comes to getting a new job, skills and experience are key factors, naturally. But, 91% of senior managers claim that a candidate’s fit with the company culture is just as important. Moreover, 35% of candidates would turn down a “perfect” job if the company culture isn’t the right fit for them. If you…

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next career

Guest author: Julia Merrill, owner of Befriend Your Doc What will your next career be? If your work doesn’t feed your passion or fuel your soul, you’re in the wrong career. But you can make a change now that will have a profound impact on both your personal and professional lives. Here are a few new…

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nursing. Picture of a male nurse with a face mask and hair net.

Guest author: Julia Merrill, owner of Befriend Your Doc If you were asked to picture a nurse, you’d probably imagine a woman. For the last several centuries, nursing has been a predominantly female field. However, this stereotype holds us all back. There is nothing that makes men any less capable of being an amazing nurse.…

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LinkedIn publishing starts with writing. Image shows a woman's hands starting to type on a laptop.

The LinkedIn publishing platform is an effective built-in function of LinkedIn that can increase your reach and engagement with prospective employers.  Relationships are the key to landing that perfect job, and taking the time to create some long-form content within your expertise area is a great way to let people get to know you.  Publishing…

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changing careers

When you find yourself stuck in a job that isn’t fulfilling it can be challenging to take the leap into changing careers.  Here are some of the ways you might be holding yourself back. Internal Blocks to Changing Careers If you’ve ever thought, “It’s all in my head.” that may be true, but it doesn’t…

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Resume Targeting

Resume targeting has always been important and is even more crucial in today’s job market. Create a strategic resume for your executive job search. Recently we published and article on Executive Job Search Tips and Things to Avoid. The strategy for advancing your career changes the further you travel up the ladder to success. Things…

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relying on LinkedIn

It’s a great tool but are you relying on Linkedin too much? It’s a great way to connect with people you may not run into in person and it’s a great way to build your network. When used the way it’s supposed to be used, it’s a pretty powerful business networking tool. That said, it’s…

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returning to work

Are you returning to work after a long absence? This can feel like starting over, especially if you have been gone a long time. A few sick days here and there or an extended vacation is not the same thing. Maybe you weren’t planning on being gone this long. Even if you were, the transition…

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Recession Proof Jobs

Yes, recession proof jobs do exist. Some, like law enforcement, are considered to be recession resistant since resources are reliant on government funding, but unfortunately crime will always exist. The current job market is pretty good Unemployment is lower than it has been in the past few years. Experts who study the market and recessions…

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Mature, experienced workers will most likely encounter ageism in their job search. Employers are not suppose to discriminate based on a lot of things, including age. However, we know this just isn’t reality and it is very hard to prove. Unfortunately your breadth of experience and hard-earned wisdom may cause a hiring manager to assume…

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