Career Advice Blog

Career Tips, Insights and Career Advice by Paul Freiberger

Revamping Your Resume for a Career Change: The Power of Transferable Skills

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This year, I’ve been working a growing number of clients who are actively considering or already in the midst of changing careers. If you are contemplating such a shift, rest assured, you’re not alone. Career transitions are a normal part of the professional journey.When writing a resume ...

The Manager’s Adaptability Edge: An Overlooked but Essential Trait

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This week LinkedIn published the results of a survey from a company post that asked readers about the “trait you value in a manager.” The winner was “Clear Communication” and coming in second was “Empathy.” However, one key trait was missing from the poll that is an essential quality for ...

Yes, Cover Letters Matter!

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Do cover letters really matter? It’s a common refrain from job seekers nowadays.One small-business owner has this to say: “As the owner-manager of a small professional firm, I always read cover letters before reviewing the accompanying resume.“If I liked the cover letter, I’d look to the ...

Active Listening to Improve Job Interview Success

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While preparing people for job interviews, I emphasize that it's not just how you answer and using your professional resume to prepare answers but also how you listen that can get you the job.“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” — Ernest HemingwayIn the workplace, active listening lets ...

Weather Extremes, Climate, and the Job Market

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With “Sustainability Analyst” appearing at number 13 on LinkedIn’s list of today’s fastest growing jobs, the weather is more than a topic of polite conversation for job seekers.LinkedIn defines the role as researching and tracking “an organization’s environmental impact to develop strategies, practices, and programs that ...

Strategies for Overcoming Anxiety and Stress in the Job Search

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I often get requests for career help issues that are a bit unrelated to the common needs of resume writing and job hunting. One that I hear consistently is: “How should I handle stress and anxiety?”That’s a pretty broad area to delve into, but we’re not looking ...

Lessons from Twitter, Meta, Musk, and Zuck

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Elon Musk buys Twitter, immediately imposes massive layoffs, tells those employees who remain that they’d better adopt hard-core, I live for my work habits, and mires the service in next-level controversy as soon as he walks in the door.Meanwhile, Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg tells his staff en masse ...

The Functional Resume has an Image Problem

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Consider a HybridMost resumes follow a reverse-chronological format. This is a great way to showcase steady experience in the same field. For people reentering the workforce or changing fields, this structure may not be perfect. An alternative is a functional resume that highlights skills and achievements first. However, there’s ...

Quick Quitting: A Profitable Choice or a Red Flag for Hiring Managers?


Quitting is in the news this year. All kinds of quitting. First there was quiet quitting. This refers to people who don’t actually quit per se, but who are working strictly to the terms of whatever deal they agreed to. They do their jobs, but they don’t go ...

Coping with Job Search Exhaustion

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It’s a truism that the job search is a job unto itself. But if a truism is a statement that, while obviously true, adds nothing to the conversation, this may not be a truism after all, because it does add something to the conversation. In fact, the idea that ...

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