Career Advice Blog

Career Tips, Insights and Career Advice by Paul Freiberger

Hurdling a Major Career Roadblock:


How to Use Your Resume and Cover Letter to Navigate Gaps in Your ResumeFor special situations, such as gaps in your career or frequent moves from one job to another, your resume and cover letter have to work overtime.You have to handle your resume in the right way, and ...

Overcoming Ageism in the Job Search and in the Job Interview


Many of my clients ask what to do about age discrimination during the job search. The plain truth is if you’re waiting for ageism to disappear from the job market, one thing is certain: However old you are, you’ll grow much older waiting.Age-based discrimination may be illegal ...

Information Station

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Make Informational Interviews Help Your Job SearchResearch and networking complement each other in your job search. One under-used strategy takes advantage of that overlap and should be part of every applicant’s arsenal: the informational interview.Despite its value, the informational interview has become the poor relation in the family ...

6 Things You Should Do On the First Day of A New Job (and Every Day After That)


No matter the type of company, there are certain fundamental things you need to get right in the workplace to ensure success:1) Show up. As writer Regina Brett once said, “Most of life is showing up.” You can argue with the how much of life is showing up, but ...

Special Tips to the Employed for the Job Search: Rules for Job Seekers


The essentials of the job hunt don’t really change according to your employment status, but employed searchers do have to consider a number of special issues that don’t affect their unemployed counterparts.10 RULES OF THE ROADRule 1: Mum’s the WordThe first rule of the searching-while-employed club ...

Getting Off to a Great Start in Your New Job:


Onboarding Tips to a Successful New Career“Congratulations on the new job!” Life will all be smooth sailing from now on. Won’t it?Actually, starting a new job is not all unicorns and rainbows. Mixed emotions are often the order of the day.There’s a deserved sense of ...

Sales and Marketing Experts Need a Professional Resume Writer

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Create Your Brand When it Counts the MostAs a sales and marketing professional are you prepared to promote yourself with an effective resume that will land you an interview? The average human resources manager spends less than 30 seconds reviewing a sales resume before deciding to keep it or throw ...

Answering the Salary Question: How much do you need to make?


When you have to include a salaryOne of the more delicate questions for job applicants, and the one that attracts conflicted opinions from the experts, is the one posed by job postings that require applicants to specify their desired salaries.When that happens, the applicant’s dilemma is all too ...

You’re Hired! And then Along Comes Another Offer

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Can you and should you back out of a job offer?If you’ve accepted a job offer, what should you do if other opportunities then present themselves?I’m a firm believer in keeping your job options open until the day that you actually start work. Things can fall ...

When is Your Resume Worth a Million Dollars?

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What’s a resume worth? It’s just a piece of paper, after all, with a minuscule amount of toner attached, and it can’t be worth more than a penny or so. Perhaps it’s worth two cents if the paper is fancy enough. In reality, though, a resume ...

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