New Year Career Resolutions

By | January 16th, 2014|Career Change, Career Counseling, Dreams, Resumes|

KEEP THESE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS TO IMPROVE YOUR CAREER IN 2014 I can recommend more than four, but if you attend to these, you’ll be miles ahead of most people. I’ll introduce each with an important question to ask yourself: 1. “What’s working for me and what isn’t in my work life?” Many people go through [...]

Craft Your Interview To Get The Job

By | September 20th, 2013|Career Counseling, Interviewing, Outplacement Services, Resume Writing Services|

I interviewed a candidate for a position who made me want to call her up and share why we didn't hire her and how she was perceived by the interview team. (I was really worrried about her ability to get another job after that fiasco!) I am pretty sure she didn't realize how negative her [...]

Linked For Your Job Search

By | June 12th, 2013|Career Counseling, Job Search, Linkedin, Oregon, Resume Writing Services, Social Media|

I simply cannot give LinkedIn enough positive kudos for the role it plays in networking and assisting job seekers in securing employment. A few months back, I was looking for a highly specialized candidate for a hard to find leadership role. I posted the position on a variety of job boards with no interest. So, [...]

The Dreaded Behavioral Interview

By | May 9th, 2013|Behavioral Interviews, Behavioral Questions, Career Counseling, Interviewing, Job Interviews, Job Search, Outplacement Services, Resume Writing Services, Resumes|

Everyone loves to be offered a job, but I don't know anyone that says, "I just love to interview for a job!" Why don't people like to interview? Because you never know what a potential employer is going to ask you. (One time, I was given the questions in the lobby right before the interview. [...]

Five REAL Reasons To Update Your Resume

By | April 8th, 2013|Career Change, Career Counseling, Dreams, Job Search, Outplacement Services, Resume Writing Services, Resumes|

Every single day, I hear from someone how unhappy they are in their job, how they are bored to tears or wishing for more opportunity or money. When I ask them if they are looking for a new job, more often than not they tell me they haven’t updated their resume. The idea of an [...]

Three Tips On Creating Your Dream Job

By | March 10th, 2013|Career Change, Career Counseling, Dreams, Job Search, Outplacement Services|

This is me dreaming big! All of us have an idea of a dream job in the back of our minds.You know the one.It's that job you think about late at night when you can't fall asleep.  It's that job you daydream about when you're in the middle of doing a mundane task at work. [...]

Career Assessments: A Useful Tool

By | February 19th, 2013|Career Assessment, Career Change, Career Counseling, Job Search, Resume Writing Services, Resumes|

Whether you’re a recent college graduate entering the workforce for the first time or someone who’s changing careers, either by necessity or by choice, a career assessment can provide you with invaluable insights to assist you in making decisions about your future. A Google search for “career assessments” will pull up almost 5 million results, [...]

Helping Stay At Home Parents Return to Work

By | February 7th, 2013|Career Assessment, Career Change, Career Counseling, Job Search, Oregon, Outplacement Services, Resume Writing Services, Resumes, Volunteer Experience|

Though many return-to-work parents will jump start their previous career, a Wharton School study found that only 39% take the same type of job as when they left. This benefits many employers who may find themselves in the enviable position of hiring someone with skill sets over-and-above what they have a need to fill. Smart [...]