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Raise Your PAW — Submit a Nomination for a CPC Award of Excellence!

Are you struggling with the decision of whether or not to submit a CPC Award of Excellence nomination? As a new career professional starting out in mid-2013, I felt unprepared to submit a nomination for an Award of Excellence. However, I wanted to challenge myself and tackle seemingly impossible goals while improving my résumé writing…

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How Advanced Résumé Training Helped Me Innovate

A few years ago I wrote an article about résumé brand engineering. The comments I received and the discussions I had with other careerpros following the release of this article caused me to reflect on how I came to develop insight into the power of brand engineering. It seems that many of my own innovations in…

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Global Crisis: A Wake-Up Call to Raise Our Consciousness

These days, we are all in the midst of a complex transition requiring a careful reengineering of our daily lives and routines. We’ve had to quickly learn to navigate the world of remote work while being challenged by an unpredictable economy. I have conversed with clients who are using “a one day at a time…

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Book Review: Mindfulness in 8 Weeks

Upon stumbling across an intriguing book called Mindfulness in Eight Weeks by Michael Chaskalson, I became truly convinced of the importance of mindfulness. In my last blog post, I talked about mindfulness as a powerful skill and a transformative way of living. After this read, I realized that mindfulness can be learned and practiced every day,…

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Mindfulness: A Powerful, Transformative Skill

As a Certified Employment Strategist helping career changers prepare for their next career move, I listen to my clients talk about their career experiences and milestones, but also their challenges and disappointments. I’ve observed that if negative experiences are not dealt with, they can linger in the subconscious mind and impact the quality of life.…

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Ghosting During a Job Search: How to Help Clients

It happens to many. You reach out to someone and you are awaiting a response. The response doesn’t come and suddenly you realize that your email has gone into cyberspace. This is often due to a common phenomenon — ghosting. Ghosting happens when someone ends a relationship without communicating officially that it’s over. And, this doesn’t…

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T.O.T.E. Your Way to Greater Success!

Did you know that Thomas Edison’s most famous creation went through several thousand changes before it worked to his satisfaction? That’s right. His goal: To create an incandescent lightbulb that worked perfectly. His strategy: He demonstrated great perseverance in order to reach his goal. He saw each failed attempt as a lesson learned as he…

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The New Résumé: Brand Engineering

In recent years, we’ve seen a complete transformation of the résumé. No longer are career objectives outwardly stated on résumés. Employers do not welcome an “overloaded” listing of key words. Long summary profiles of two to three paragraphs are being replaced with three to five sentences representing a succinct “snapshot” of the candidate. And, outdated…

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