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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Volunteer And Advance Your Career

By | February 3rd, 2013|Job Search, Resume Writing Services, Resumes, Volunteer Experience|

Volunteering is a great way to enrich your life and give back to your community. With the right approach, you can also use those donated hours to advance your career. This is a four-step plan for success. Find An Organization You Believe In: Find a group whose mission excites you. Once you have put in [...]

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 [...]

Give Yourself The Gift Of a Job

By | December 12th, 2012|Resumes|

In the Human Resource world, it is a well-known fact that during the holidays the number of people looking for a job decreases. Why is this? Well, it isn’t because less people need jobs. The number one reason is the problem of scheduling…the scheduling of vacations and avoiding holiday conflicts. Vacations and time off are [...]