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Author: Kim Thompson

LinkedIn is a good tool for senior job candidates

The reason why your job search is taking too long might not have anything to do with your age or experience. It’s how you describe your contributions in the marketplace. Senior job candidates do themselves a disservice by not having a robust LinkedIn page, positively generating attention. Some 760-plus million users are on LinkedIn, with 87%

Approach your job search differently in 2021

A new year often brings awareness to areas of your life that need a change, such as taking a different approach or choosing a unique perspective in going after your goals. Choosing a new perspective is especially true for those thinking about changing careers and conducting an active job search. If your job search has

Skip the new year’s resolutions and make goals instead

Almost everyone is looking forward to a new year with a fresh start in what they want to accomplish in 2021. It is essential to set goals at the beginning of the year. It brings a renewal of your mind and a clean look at what you want to accomplish. Making resolutions can be a

Ideas for gift giving for those in a career transition

The best gifts are chosen from a thoughtful spirit, and for those who are changing careers or conducting a job search, it can be challenging to decide what to buy. Purchasing a gift that will help ease the stress of a career change and supporting ways to help make a search more productive will be

How to create good luck for 2021

Some think of luck as “being at the right place at the right time.” There is an element of truth to that, according to psychologist Richard Wiseman, who has been studying luck for decades. Wiseman says that “in business and life, luck isn’t something that happens to you, it’s something that you look out for.”

Writing your thoughts down can have a positive impact on your career

Journaling can be a great way to help grow your career by connecting your thoughts with actions. Most life changes, especially the ones unexpected such as a job loss, can clutter your mind with decisions, and putting your ideas down on paper can be a significant breakthrough. If you find yourself having difficulty landing a

Do you want the formula for success and happiness? Show gratitude 

November is an excellent time to be mindful of your blessings as families and friends across the nation celebrate the one day designated for giving thanks. Showing gratitude begins with thoughts of appreciation and being thankful is a powerful emotion that is often taken for granted. In a hectic marketplace, where time is translated into

Manage networking challenges through the holidays

Every year about this time, those searching for a new job will undoubtedly be tempted to “wait” until the holidays are over to resume their job search. The idea of searching for work when distracted by holiday celebrations can add one more reason for some to delay networking. The challenge in “waiting” to get serious

Learn how to wait for job-search decisions

During your job search, one of the hidden aspects you will encounter is the learned skill in patiently waiting for the next steps towards a job offer. A familiar feeling shared among job candidates is guessing when the employer might contact them after an interview. Waiting for news can be challenging, especially when you had

Are you an introvert? Follow these holiday networking tips

Networking for those who tend to live on the shy side of meeting and greeting people can be energy-draining in a typical year when the holidays approach. We all know that career growth and discovering job opportunities are built on relationships. Developing rapport is part of the job search process, but it does not have