[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] Recruitment Bias: How it can (and will) affect your transition!

Have you ever applied for a job that fit like a glove? Then you got a rejection? This can be an indication of how recruitment bias can, and will, affect your transition. We all have biases: conscious or unconscious. They are automatic, quick judgments and assessments of people and situations. This process is influenced by our background, cultural environment as…

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[Career Coach 101] The business case for learning job search skills!

Many service providers offer the apparent convenience of developing the Resume, Cover Letter and other job search tools for people in transition. In other words, you outsource without learning the techniques. However convenient this may sound, it will actually work against you. There is a strong business case for learning job search skills. In the new workplace normal, there is…

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[Career Coach 101] Resources for 50+ Workers

If you are 50+ and looking for a new job, chances are that your search will be uphill. The unemployment rate for 50+ workers has been estimated between 8.7 and 12 percent according to the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA, 2016). There were 2.5 million older Americans who wanted a job but did not have one. The main reason: age…

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[RECRUITMENT 101] Age Discrimination: How to work around it!

 According to the most recent statistics from the EEOC, age discrimination complaints have risen from 15,785 in 1997 to 21,396 in 2013. In spite of all enacted legislation to avoid it! In addition to other factors, age discrimination seems to be one of the greatest difficulties for many job candidates in transition. So if you are over 40 and in the…

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