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, [...]

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 [...]

Fall leaves Resumes Mister Rogers

By | January 15th, 2013|Eugene, Oregon, Outplacement Services, Resume Writing Services, Resumes|

People that live in the house down the block like to clean their yard frequently and put piles of leaves on the street for the city mulchers to retrieve. This is common practice in the Fall and usually not a problem. But, it's January and their next door neighbors must be tired of navigating the [...]

Career Change Or Discovery

By | January 6th, 2013|Career Assessment, Career Change, Dreams, Eugene, Job Search, Oregon, Resume Writing Services, Resumes|

Our work at PurposeWorks is not just about career change or changing jobs. Sometimes, it is about discovering what you are excited about - your purpose - and discovering that where you are right now is exactly where you need and want to be. Something just needs to shift...in you. Maybe where you are right [...]

Clear Goals Create Change

By | January 1st, 2013|Career Change, Dreams, Oregon, Outplacement Services, Resumes|

Someone I know - I am not kidding - was holding off big plans for his life, just in case the world ended. I encouraged him to take action and stop procrastinating because I didn't want him to have regrets. Well, December 21, 2012 has come and gone...and it's January 1, 2013...and we survived. What [...]

I’d Love That Job! Apply!

By | December 6th, 2012|Dreams, Oregon|

Have you ever seen a cool job posting and thought, "I'd love to do that job!" but tossed the ad aside without applying? You just didn't think you were qualified? I would bet cold, hard cash - more than once. I would encourage you to stop throwing away those job postings and GO FOR IT! [...]

Add Inbound Marketing to Your Resume Toolbox

By | June 30th, 2012|Eugene, Oregon|

Yesterday, we went to a Chamber of Commerce meeting in support of Net Visibility Group, the awesome company that does our website's SEO (helping you find us on the internet when you search for Oregon resume writers and Eugene career counselors). I am so happy I went to that meeting, because I learned more about [...]

Tell Everyone You Know – Career Coach Tip

By | March 8th, 2012|Corvallis, Eugene, Oregon, Portland, Salem|

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” is a phrase I hear often. It is a cry of despair by people who have been in the job search for much longer than they want. Their assumption is, “Since nobody has offered me a job, I must not know the right people.” On closer [...]

What is Your Job Search Trademark?

By | February 26th, 2012|Eugene, Oregon|

It isn't just for corporations anymore. Everyone has a talent or a gift to offer up to the world. (Yes, even you.) A CEO I know has a talent for risk taking. He took a risk - laying his money down and believing in his skills – creating a thriving company and 50 jobs for [...]