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Career Tips, Insights and Career Advice by Paul Freiberger

Strategies for Self-Assessment and Employer Analysis to Improve Your Job Search

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A job search is an exercise in analysis. You must analyze yourself and also the employer you hope will hire you. Ask not what the employer can do for you; ask what you can do for the employer. Keep that thought in mind throughout your job search, especially during interviews ...

Tips to Cook Up Your Recipe for Dramatic Career Change

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Guest post by Ashley LipmanCareer change is rarely simple. While the fantasy of what a new career entails can make the change seem awfully easy, the reality is often different, and how different fantasy and reality are depends on the person making the change and on the career option that ...

Career Benefits of Volunteering

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How Good Deeds Help Your Cause, Boost Your Skills and Add a Spark to Your LinkedIn Profile Volunteer work often involves skills and responsibilities that translate nicely to the workplace, but people tend to neglect those activities and say “it wasn’t a real job.” Volunteering as a Big Brother ...

What you should expect in a job offer

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What to do before accepting the job You’ve run the gauntlet of the job search and come out in one piece. In fact, everything has gone so well that an offer is on the way. All that’s needed is the quick finalization of a few details, and you ...

Navigating the Informational Interview

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Not every interview in your job search is a job interview. Consider the informational interview. An informational interview is a chance to meet briefly with someone in your field and talk about that person’s company, her career, and the industry as a whole. It’s as simple as that ...

The Facts About Starting a Career in Health Care

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Guest post by Ashley Lipman Good news: the healthcare industry is expected to grow almost 20% by 2024. That makes health care one of the fastest growing industries in the country, and it’s a great way to make a living while helping others. As the population continues to age ...

The Only Job Search Guide You Need

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Book excerpt There must be some  people who enjoy the job search. After all, there are people who wait with gleeful anticipation for the chance to dive into their income taxes every year. In the end, though, you don’t have to love the search. You do, however, have to ...

Lining Up References for the Job Search

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A key part of the job search and interview process is selecting professional job references. A study by the Society for Human Resource Management found that references are one of the top three hiring techniques used by employers.  Many employers request job references either with a job application or during ...

Why Passion is the Ultimate Job Hunt Secret for Success

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The Best Job Search Tool Isn’t an App or Spreadsheet.Are you tired of reading countless self-help blogs in the quest for landing a job? Are you crumbling under the weight of unemployment? For millions, the waking nightmare of unemployment, and even underemployment, feels like a never-ending cycle of ...

Am I too Old for a Career Change?

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What’s in a Resume to Combat Age Discrimination?Once upon a time, in a place not far from here, workers who wished to stay with the same company for their whole working lives could have that wish granted. Yes, there were disadvantages, but promotions were predictable, companies rewarded seniority ...

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