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Don’t work Job Fairs? That Could Cost You Thousands

October 31, 2008 |

Don Orlando, MBA, CPRW, JCTC, CCM, CCMC If you are a regular subscriber to professional organizations’ e-lists, you may have read comments that describe job fairs as “…a waste of time and money….” It doesn’t have to be that way. I’ll suggest why you might want to support job fairs (you’ve already seen a powerful hint in the title) and how you prepare for, conduct, and leverage these events to put clients on your calendar, money in your pocket, and something back to your community. Everything you read here is…

You’ve Seen the Ads: What’s it Really Like to Work for Online Resume Writing Firms?

September 30, 2008 |

By Sandra Lim, CPRW, CECC, CWPP We have all seen those ads for Certified Resume Writers placed by ResumeEdge.com, CareerPerfect.com, and other online resume writing firms. There are many such resume writing firms proliferating on the Internet, but I limited my comparison to a selection of firms that are affiliated with industry resume writing associations. These companies include: CareerPerfect.com, ResumeWriters.com, ResumeEdge.com, RealGoodResume.com, and e-resume.net. Not only do we have fellow members from these firms, but possibly those among us work as subcontractors for these firms as well – the advantages…

The Telephone Trap: Build or Destroy your Business for Just Pennies a Day

July 30, 2008 |

Don Orlando, MBA, CPRW, JCTC, CCM, CCMC How much do local calls cost your business? a)     4.3 cents b)     5.8 cents c)     7.1 cents d)     Your entire operation No, that’s not a trick question. Seven of my former competitors failed this test over the last eight years. Granted, they all did different things wrong, but one thread of feedback I got from clients was consistent: none of those former professional résumé writers used their phone to build their business. In fact, their inability to put the phone to work drove…

Entrepreneurship as an Alternate Gateway to Professional Success for Canadian Women

June 30, 2008 |

By Margaret Page The facts are undeniable; more and more Canadian women are leaving corporate careers, escaping a field of institutionalized limitations and reaching for the freedom and flexibility of self employment. Canada is a global leader when it comes to women entrepreneurship. In fact, with more than 821,000 women entrepreneurs in Canada, this is one of the fastest growing segments of the Canadian economy – that is, 10 percent of all Canadian women are self employed. According to Stats Canada, women are leaving the workforce at twice the rate…