What do you think of when you hear the term-lay off?  Most people think of a situation that is less than desirable.  Loss of income, loss of security, and sometimes loss of identity are primary things that enter the mind of a person who has just heard the dreaded message of “you no longer will…

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We are in unprecedented times with the coronavirus quarantine happening in most areas of the world.  How does this affect your job search? Below are some tips to help in this unchartered time. Don’t panic– First and foremost, don’t panic.  Even though there is a lot of suffering right now, we will get through this. …

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A portfolio career is a relatively new term so you may not be familiar with it. In general, it refers to income being generated from more than one source.  For example, a person may work doing several things such as part-time employment, temporary work, freelance assignments or personal business.  It may also be that a…

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Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs that any of the other occupational groups according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.  This project growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.  In addition to traditional doctors and nurses, there will also be demand for other positions…

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Social media can be a wonderful tool in helping you land a job, but it can also jeopardize your employment.  Below are mistakes that people have made that have cost them their jobs.  Posting your offer letter can have consequences- The News Journal in Wilmington, Delaware offered a job to a young reporter who had…

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The best job leads are likely to come from your network of connections; however, asking them for help can seem daunting.  We often procrastinate about informing our network because it can be a bit awkward.  Below are some ideas of how to talk with your contacts. 1. Know what you are looking for- Job seekers…

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The call I dreaded came. Jim, a long-term employee of 17 years, had just given his notice to quit the organization I working for as a recruiter. His job would be hard to fill because he had an excellent track record and his team loved him. A month later, I received word that Jim expressed…

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Most people assume if you want to change careers, you should start by deciding what your new profession will be, but that is not the first step according to Harvard business school professor Herminia Ibarra.  She writes, “By far the biggest mistake people make when trying to change careers is to delay taking the first…

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Ever wished you could reinvent your life or your career?  Apparently this desire is quite common.  Social psychologist Richard Luker says that “adults are saying not only do I see a more vigorous life, I’m up for it, I’m game, I want to do more.  Our research is bearing that out in spades”.   Jane Pauley…

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Ever heard the word “returnship”?  Returnship is an internship opportunity geared towards experienced professionals. The concept was coined by Goldman Sachs back in 2008 to help people restart their careers after an extended absence from the workforce. Goldman began a program to offer a paid, ten-week program for professionals to experience working again and at the end,…

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