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Two Essential Steps For Finding a New Job

Are you out of work or looking for a better job?  Executive transition coach Gordon Curtis recommends that you concentrate and connect.  Curtis, author of the book Well Connected, says it’s easy to believe that sending out lots of résumés will improve your odds of success, but that’s a mistake. Aim For The Job And […]

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You – in 30 Seconds

If you own your own business or work in sales, you’ve probably been encouraged to come up with an “elevator speech,” a short, compelling description of what you have to offer.  It’s also a great tool for anyone looking for a new job. Mashable recently offered solid advice about nailing your elevator speech.  Its focus […]

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Going the Extra Mile

I just came back from a weekend trip to Phoenix where I had a chance to do what I love to do: teach a workshop on the practical application of the timeless truths about money.  While I went there to teach, I ended up learning quite a bit as well, including some lessons about going […]

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Best of Money Carnival #67

It’s my pleasure to serve as host of this week’s Best of Money Carnival, a weekly listing of the top ten personal finance blog posts.  As always, there were many great submissions.  Here are my picks for this week’s top ten in countdown order. 10. The New Frugality posted at Reasonably Rich: Lauren writes about […]

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How to Find a Good Résumé Writer

If you’re searching for a job but hiring managers aren’t exactly jamming your phone line, you may benefit from having your résumé written by a pro.  However, with a growing number of writers pitching their services for anywhere from $100 to $2,000, which one should you choose?  A recent Wall Street Journal article offered some […]

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Five New Financial Normals

Writing about the “new normals” brought on by the Great Recession has become, well, a new normal for many media outlets.  Adding to the conversation, Fortune magazine has come up with five new normals that it believes really will stick.  Here they are, along with my thoughts. 1. Long-term unemployment.  For those who have jobs, […]

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Two Steps to a Better Job Search

Are you out of work or looking for a better job?  WalletPop recently offered some helpful advice that can be summed up in two words: concentrate and connect.  Job search author/coach Gordon Curtis said many job hunters make the mistake of believing that sending out lots of resumes will improve their odds of success.  A […]

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How to Decode a Job Posting

If you’re looking for work, Forbes.com offers some helpful advice about tailoring your résumé for each opening you pursue.  Jerome Young, founder of AttractJobsNow.com, said there are three basic but essential ways to use information from job postings to your advantage.  First, make sure that your summary statement and areas of expertise are in line […]

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The Price of Getting to Work

While plenty of people would like to get back to work, many of those who are working may be damaging their health just getting to and from their jobs.  According to a new IBM global commuter study, over half of all commuters says roadway traffic has negatively impacted their health.  A Mainstreet.com story about the […]

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