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Tips for Mastering Career Change

Career Decision

How to Make the Leap Today, the average American worker will change careers three times. Career longevity is no longer the norm. Meanwhile, the notion that a change in career is perfectly acceptable, even admirable, is supported by the publicity afforded a long list of well-known career-changers. Arnold Schwarzenegger goes ...

How to Take the Giant Step in Your Career May Surprise You

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Thinking Big Begins with Big, Important Baby Steps For many people, the mental picture of changing careers is a picture of abrupt change. It’s dramatic. One day you’re a mortgage banker working the commercial loan desk. The next day, you’re chatting with customers at your newly opened ...

The Job Interview's Scientific Secret: Likeability


We’re all only human. A great many job applicants may feel otherwise, but that distinction applies even to those members of the human race who conduct interviews. The interaction feels painfully artificial, but human emotion inevitably plays a part in each hiring decision. If feeling plays such a part ...

Job Search Tax Deductions: Alleviating Job Hunting’s Financial Costs

Tax DEductions

If you are job hunting, tax deductions may not be your top priority, but your expenses may be deductible. If you can use those deductions, you’ll lower the real cost of job search services. In other words, the real cost of getting professional help in your search is lower ...

Resumes for Career Change

Career Change

A career no longer means a job with a single company and retiring with a healthy pension. Today, career stability doesn’t even reflect staying in the same field. Career change is the norm. Some of us have changed out of necessity, others out of personal desire.  But career change ...

How to Use Networking for Job Search Success


It would be nice to just flip a switch and land your dream job. In reality, though, a job search is an ongoing process that networking is a crucial part of. No one denies that, but few of us are flinging our caps in the air about it.  Here are ...

It's time to Refuse to Answer the Salary Question (At Least in Some States)


Taking on Gender Disparity in the Job Interview For job applicants, the moment when an interview turns to questions of salary has always been a difficult one, but the State of California has joined some of its fellows in making that moment a bit less fraught.  That relief comes in ...

Your Networking Secret Weapon - Informational Interviews

Job Interview Preparation for Informational Interview

Career Counseling Specialist on How Informational Interviewing Boosts Your Career Opportunities Informational Interviewing - What It Is, How To Do It and Why It Works For many, mentioning the word interview results in sweaty palms and an anxiety bubble the size of Texas, and for good reason. Within the confines of ...

How New College Grads Should Go About The Bay Area Job Search Process

Bay Area Career Coaching for New College Graduates

Career Coaching Specialist's Advice for New College GraduatesStaying afloat. Essential job hunt survival guide tips for new grads It’s finally happened. The accumulation of years of sleep deprivation, stress and navigating the halls of higher learning has come to an end. You’ll soon be trading lecture auditoriums ...

Focus Your Resume for the Best Bay Area Job Search Success

Bay Area Career Coaching Expert Job Search Strategy

Resume writing is a necessary evil throughout all industries. Whether searching for an executive-level position or a part-time gig at the local eatery, the resume leverages your experience as it relates to the desired position. Sounds easy, right? Well, as millions of job hunters experience, detailing previous experience and education ...

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