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guide to changing careers at age 30, 40 or 50

Tips for Changing Careers at 30, 40 or 50+

Changing careers isn’t easy, but if you’re unhappy with your current line of work, it’s an option to consider. It doesn’t matter if you’re changing careers at 30, 40, 50, or really any age. The amount of time you’ve invested in your current career is a sunk cost either way. You’re never going to get it back. Spending […]

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how to find your dream job

The Secret Strategy for Finding Your Dream Job

The hardest part about job searching these days is cutting through the noise and getting noticed. Good postings receive 50 or 100 applicants. How can you stand out and even be considered with this many people in the mix? I recently sat down with my colleague, Ryan Mulvihill, to discuss his new book Startup Idea Action Plan. His […]

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How Hard is it to Get a Job at Google? (Infographic)

Working at Google is a career goal for many people. It takes a lot to get there though. Landing any job at Google is tough because they hire the best of the best. It doesn’t matter if you’re a software engineer or an accountant, or receptionist. But exactly how hard is it to get a job at […]

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how far in advance should i apply for a job

When to Start Applying For Jobs: How Far in Advance Should You Apply?

I received the following message from a reader of the blog (with a few minor details changed for privacy): I am a Registered Nurse and plan on relocating from New York to Austin TX in June 2015. How soon should I start applying for jobs in Texas? My friend says I should start applying now in January but I’m afraid […]

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applying for jobs out of state

Applying for Jobs Out of State? This Resume Tip Can Help

How to Apply for Jobs out of State: Your resume is extremely important in finding a job and is the biggest factor in whether you get the interview or not. Living in one state (or country) and applying for jobs elsewhere makes it even more vital. And one of the biggest hurdles is how to list your location […]

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The Best Subject Line for Job Applications

I previously wrote this article about the best email subject lines for followup emails. A couple of people asked me specifically about subject lines for initial job applications, so I wanted to write a brief post to address this. If you read my first article, the same general advice applies for job applications- get specific. Generic subject […]

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The 2 Best Times of Year to Apply for Jobs (And When to Avoid)

  Note: If you’re looking for the best days or times of the week to apply for jobs, you can read it in this article. The article below is about which months are best. Is there a “Best Time” to look for jobs? Yep, there are certain times in the year that are far better than others to […]

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Job Searching While Employed- 5 Tips

Job searching while you’re currently employed can be a great career move if you’ve hit a glass ceiling in your current company, or if you simply think you’re ready for a new challenge or new environment. In a previous article, I wrote about why the best time to look for a job is when you […]

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what should you put on your resume

Wondering What to Put on Your Resume? Focus on Numbers

Resumes usually contain words for the most part, and words tend to get skimmed over, especially when they’re in paragraph format. The more words you put on your resume, the less the hiring manager is actually going to read. It’s ironic but that’s the reality. So what can you put on a resume to grab […]

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How to Tell if Your Headhunter Gives a Damn About You

There are a lot of headhunters and recruiters out there. Some are good, some are bad. Even if you located a good one, they won’t be of much use to you if they’re not engaged and committed to helping you in your job search. The following tips will help you know when your headhunter actually […]

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how to explain employment gaps on your resume

How to Explain an Employment Gap on Your Resume

Having a gap in your work history isn’t automatically a deal-breaker when applying for new jobs, but if you approach the issue in the wrong way, it could negatively impact your job search. The two times this issue will come up is during an interview, and on a resume. This article will cover the job application and […]

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How To Make A Career Change

How To Make A Career Change: 3 Starting Steps

Making a career change isn’t easy and shouldn’t be taken lightly. However, you also shouldn’t feel trapped in your career if you’re not enjoying it. There are a lot of options out there! This 3-step guide on how to make a career change should help if you do decide to take the leap. Before we […]

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