Tag Archives: career change


How Professional Development Can Open the Door to Career Change Without Breaking the Bank

How Professional Development Can Open the Door to Career Change Without Breaking the Bank

Professional development is often relegated to the back burner as something to be scheduled in when the timing is right and the funds are there to cover it. You expect someone to say “I need a professional resume” but it is rare to hear the words “I need professional development!” However, for those looking to make a career 180 (or perhaps a less drastic career…

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How to Take a Calculated Risk, Rather than a Blind Leap, Before Making a Career Change

How to Take a Calculated Risk, Rather than a Blind Leap, Before Making a Career Change

While the old saying, “With no risk, there’s no reward,” holds true, as a career changer myself currently earning a living as an executive resume and LinkedIn writer, I’m a fan of calculated risks following homework and research. Based on my own career changes from previous careers as a corporate communications specialist, social worker and stay-at-home mom,  I can attest that the 6 steps below will help you to gain…

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Career Change Often Occurs at a Crossroads – the True Story of My (unexpected!) Career Happiness

Career Change Often Occurs at a Crossroads – the True Story of My (unexpected!) Career Happiness

My mother always said when I complained about work – “If a job was the RIGHT work, the RIGHT hours, the RIGHT salary AND makes you happy – they wouldn’t call it WORK.” She was right – but I’ve since learned that shooting for 3 out of 4 can’t hurt! Who knows? You might get all 4! I know I did and am still pinching myself…

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Been Years Since Your Last Job Search? Common job Search “Truths” that Hold Water and Which Don’t

Been Years Since Your Last Job Search? Common job Search “Truths” that Hold Water and Which Don’t

While most people who come to me recognize they need assistance in writing a resume, I’ve discovered that beyond that job search misconceptions are prevalent — even among the most successful professionals — and particularly if it’s been awhile since they’ve job hunted. While some job search truths from past decades still hold water, others are outdated. Below are three common job search truths debunked: #1…

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Need to Keep Your Job Hunt Under the Radar? How to Interview When You Are Employed

Need to Keep Your Job Hunt Under the Radar? How to Interview When You Are Employed

Looking for a new job while you’re still at your current one? Not sure how to do both and afraid of doing the wrong thing and risking your current role? Although regarded as a resume consultant, I’m happy to share some points I’ve picked up along the way to make the process a little bit easier and (hopefully!) much less painful. Honesty Is The Best…

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Resume and LinkedIn writer discusses what has, and hasn't changed, about job searching in recent years.

You’re Never too Old (or Young!) to Launch a Career Change

As a resume and LinkedIn writer, I work with people both over and under the age of 50 who ask me for help. In my work with baby boomers, 3 themes resonate. They have impeccable work ethic, their careers are filled with amazing achievements that need to be conveyed persuasively into their resumes, and they have made 1 of 2 incorrect assumptions when it comes…

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Does Your Resume Scream Y2K? 5 Quick Fixes for a Facelift

Does Your Resume Scream Y2K? 5 Quick Fixes for a Facelift

As a career management professional sought after for resume consultation guidance and expert writing, the majority of resumes that come my way are out of date from a formatting perspective and are tough to read online. Given that today’s hiring manager usually have no more than six to 10 seconds to spare per resume (15 to 20 seconds if they know you or received your…

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How to write an executive resume and launch a career change regardless of age.

You’re Never too Old (or Young!) to Launch a Career Change

I work with people both over and under the age of 50 who ask me for help on how to write an executive resume. In my work with baby boomers, 3 themes resonate. They have impeccable work ethic, their careers are filled with amazing achievements that need to be conveyed persuasively into their resumes, and they have made 1 of 2 incorrect assumptions when it…

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Back view of businesswoman standing on crossroads and making choice

Four Steps to a Cover Letter for Career Transition Success

Career transitions can be daunting in today’s market where hiring managers expect to immediately see how you are a perfect fit for the position they need filled. Although challenging, a career change is not insurmountable. When paired with a persuasive resume, a compelling cover letter will help set the stage to get you noticed. Step 1: Sell the Connection that You Are the Perfect Fit…

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New Career on Black-Golden Watch Face with Watch Mechanism. Full Frame Closeup.

Three Steps to a Successful Career Change

Career changes are challenging in today’s market where hiring managers expect to understand immediately how you are a perfect fit for the role at hand. Strong documents alone, however, will not cut it when it comes to making a 180-degree career shift. Changing careers means going up against competition with experience in the new industry you are targeting. Without relevant position or industry experience, your application…

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