Part Three of Returning to Work After Raising Kids

A New You The world around us is constantly moving forward. Just look at the products in your home, “new and improved”. Vehicles are safer and more comfortable, and they get better all the time. They become more efficient too. People are always changing – our style, our interests, our friendships and our attitudes are never

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Part Two of Returning to Work After Raising Kids

This is the second instalment of a three part series on returning to work after raising kids. Find the first part here. In the first instalment of this series, we covered tips on how to get some initial meetings that will help you get back into the workforce after time out raising kids. In this

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3 Part Series: Returning to Work After Raising Kids – Part One

Looking for work can be a challenge for anyone, but it’s especially daunting if you haven’t worked outside the home in several years. If you or someone you love is returning to the workforce, you may be concerned a lack of up to date skills, competing against other candidates with current relevant experience, and re-learning

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Simple Job Search Tips

Some things are so simple that we overlook them. But we know that sometimes the simplest things are the most effective. That’s the case with the following job search tips. With all the job search advice out there, it’s easy to overlook what truly works for finding a new job. Instead of getting complicated with

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Using Your Hobbies to Help You Get a Job

You likely have a hobbies and interests section on your resume. Having this section is important ONLY if you can show how your leisure pursuits are relevant to your professional life. Consider the following points and then evaluate if you are using your interests effectively in your search for employment. Pick the Right Interests to

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Top 10 Dead End Jobs

And some hints on how to avoid them. While employment indicators may be stable or even optimistic, there are areas of the economy that are shrinking. In those areas, there are jobs, and whole career fields, that are becoming obsolete. Worse than being in one of these dead end jobs today, would be finding yourself

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How to Resign Like a Boss

The best way to resign from any job Though you may have the urge to march into your boss’ office, letter in hand and smug look on your face, DON’T! Instead, take a moment to read through a few strategies to help you smoothly and effectively quit your job without burning any bridges. The Letter

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Should I Take the Job Offer?

You get the call from human resources. You are being offered a job! Congratulations – the hardest part of your job search is over. Or is it? How can you tell if you should take the offer? Is it the job for you? Are the terms of employment what you want? How will you know?

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Do I Need a Career Change, Or Not?

Perhaps you have begun perusing the job postings that come across your screen from time to time with a little more interest than before. Perhaps you begin to wonder what it would be like to work a Company X rather than Company Y, where you currently are. Or, perhaps you are just feeling a general restlessness

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Career Advice: The Intangibles

We are often given concrete career advice to help us get ahead. Things like: Keep your skills updated Attend meetings and conferences in your field Do your job, and then some. But even if you follow through on those suggestions, and any other obvious and quantifiable suggestions you receive, there are still many intangible things that

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