[Career Coach 101] Coronavirus: Should I continue pursuing my job search?

The Coronavirus pandemic has affected all of us in many ways. It has created a lot of questions about our health, the health system, the economy and, of course, our interactions and social distancing. In particular it has placed job seekers in another level of uncertainty. A successful job search involves efforts related to a more effective version of the…

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[CAREER COACH 101] 2020: Top Skills For Career Success

As we begin a new decade it is critical to focus on 2020 and the top skills for career success. The current job market is heavily focused on technical skills. But to be effective in your transition, and your career, you also want to highlight transferable and soft skills to potential employers. Recruiters and hiring managers will give you very…

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[Career Coach 101] Layoffs And Downsizing Are The New Normal!

As the year comes to an end, do you feel safe in your current job? Are you confident about making progress in your career? In the new work environment no company can guarantee job security. Layoffs and downsizing are the new normal! And you can be the next to be impacted!  What is a layoff? According to Wikipedia a layoff…

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[Career Coach 101] ATS: Understanding the Applicant Tracking System!

Are you understanding the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) and the role it plays in the new automated recruitment process? Many job candidates don’t! And that can be a major hurdle in conducting an effective job search. Applicant Tracking Systems have become a key tool to support the recruitment process in most organizations. You need to understand the function of this…

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[Career Coach 101] Networking: Are you a social vegan and don’t like meet?

In terms of networking, are you a social vegan and don’t like meet? If you are, your job search or career transition will be more difficult. And it will take longer. According to NPR a successful job search is all about networking. Most people still hunt for jobs primarily by looking for positions posted online. But the personal connection is…

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