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Cover Letters, Thank You Letters, E-Notes – Oh My!

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in Activate Your Career Dreams, Career Change, Career Transition

One of my mentors is Master Resume Writer and Career Coach, Wendy Enelow. She has recorded this great 20-minute interview on writing job search letters – cover letters, e-notes, job posting letters, recruiter letters, networking letters, job proposal letters, thank-you letters, and more. Resources   Just click on the link directly below and the program will start immediately. Listen To Job Search Letter Podcast I hope you find some valuable tidbits! And definitely, check out the...

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The Top 5 Mistakes Jobseekers Make In Their Job Search

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017 in Activate Your Career Dreams, Career Change, Career Transition, Job Search Strategy

Are you making these mistakes in your job search? Chances are, you’re making at least one or two — if not more! Go through this checklist and mark which mistakes you’re currently making — and then follow the suggestions to learn how to stop making that mistake!   Mistakes Checklist   1.  Looking for a Job. Wait, I shouldn’t look for a job? Don’t just look for a job — look for a career. A calling. What are you meant to do? How can you use your skills, education, and experience for...

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How To Compare Job Offers

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Activate Your Career Dreams, Career Change, Career Transition, Job Search Strategy

There are several ways to compare job offers. You can compare your current position (if you have one) to a job offer, or you can compare two different job offers against each other, or you can compare your current position against multiple job offers (lucky you!). The “Comparing Two Job Offers” worksheet will help you assess the opportunities. Compare Job Offers – 3 Scenarios You can use the worksheets in a variety of ways. You can list specific details for each category — for example,...

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Top 10 Cover Letter Tips and Tricks

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Career Change, Career Transition, Job Search Strategy

Cover Letter Tips and Tricks Tip 1: Beyond the obvious — including the hiring manager’s contact information. You also want to make sure that you tailor the content of the cover letter specifically for the company being targeted. Hiring managers can tell when you’ve taken the time to research the company. Include details that demonstrate that you’ve done your homework. If you’re a customer of the company, mention that! If you know they’re expanding (and thus will be hiring for new positions),...

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Developing Your Professional Development Plan (PDP)

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Activate Your Career Dreams, Career Change, Career Transition, Job Search Strategy

Your Professional Development Plan (PDP) is your roadmap for your career (and your life), helping you identify the steps to take to help you reach your dream job as well as live the life that you want. On the career side of things, your plan provides structure for professional growth and outlines explicit learning and development goals so you know exactly what you need to do to get from where you are now to where you want to be. On a personal level, it helps you identify areas for personal...

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5 Things to Do BEFORE Leaving Your Job

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Activate Your Career Dreams, Career Change, Career Transition

  You have had it! Enough is enough! You are out the door! You refuse to spend another day, hour, or second in your current job. Well, before you storm out, here are 10 things you want to do before you go. Print out all our corporate contacts. You have spent a lot of time building up a great Rolodex of professional contacts. You do not want to lose all their contact information in the transition. Print out your Outlook contacts or export a .csv file and email it to yourself. Print out...

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