Tag: Vickie Elmer

Need A Job Or Want To Move Your Career Forward? Volunteer

Your career success could depend on your kindness and karma. Yes, that’s right. Volunteer work and giving back could make all the…

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Job Search Heats Up For Half A Million Americans; So Where Are The Jobs?

Half a million Americans started looking for jobs in August, deciding to rev up their search again after waiting out the recession….

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How To Get Job References In Stealth Mode

When you’re in stealth mode on your job hunt, the last thing you need is a colleague who’s serving as your reference…

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How To Work A Reunion: Career Networking & Job Search Advice

Reunions bring up such questions about ourselves, our ability to connect and to sell our talents to people who already know us.…

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Researching The Job Interviewer

The big interview looms. Three days from now you’re going to walk in and meet the woman – who if all goes…

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Four Areas To Look For Jobs

The unemployment report Friday rained dreary news about hiring and job prospects – from no temporary services hiring to reductions in real…

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Carving Out Time For Focused Creative Work

When I’m busy, sometimes the best thing I can do is just leave behind everything and write. My periods of extreme focus…

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What NOT To Do When You’re Starting To Work With A Recruiter

Recruiters are in demand these days by job seekers eager to move into new assignments and by employers seeking hard-to-find staffers. So…

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Working A Summer Picnic

It’s a beautiful evening full of pasta salads, watermelon and neighbors sharing a summer repast. You try to decide whether to join…

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Using Your Email & Comment Signature To Sell Yourself

We introduce ourselves in such polite vanilla ways to the world, to our professional online networks, and in emails or comments. Yet…

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