First impression: Send a message that gets you hired   When it comes to freelancing, your first impression might be the only impression you ever get.   Often, that first impression is made over online messaging, and there can be a variety of outcomes. Some are good: you get in touch, get the job, and…

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10 Best Jobs for Millennials Meghan McCallum has an enviable commute. The 30-year-old starts her morning with a leisurely cup of coffee at home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, then takes a few steps to the office set up in her spare bedroom. There, she pores over emails from clients in France and Quebec before diving into…

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How To Create A Job Search Support Group   Even in a hot job market like the one we’re in, looking for work can be a challenge. For people over 50, who often face age discrimination and longer than average search times, the hunt can be especially fraught — a recent Pro Publica/New York Times…

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Ten Signs You’re Shooting Too Low In Your Job Search   Dear Liz,   I’ve been job-hunting since October. Maybe I was naive thinking my job search would be quick and easy. I’ve been in the insurance industry for over twenty years.   I’ve been an agent, an office manager and held almost every insurance…

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Are You Job Search Ready?   When was the last time you were in a full-on job search? Tw0? Five? Fifteen years ago?   While the saying is true that you never forget how to ride a bike, unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the job search. Unlike riding a bike, which hasn’t changed…

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Ten Quick Resume Tweaks That Will Improve Your Executive Job Search When I’m working with my six- and seven-figure executive clients, I often notice certain resume hiccups that detract from their main message of value when communicating with hiring authorities. By making some easy and subtle yet powerful changes, executive search candidates can frequently accelerate…

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Five Job Search Moves That Make You Look Like An Amateur   Dear Liz,   I’m job-hunting. I have a few job possibilities I’m pursuing, but I’m only excited about one of them.   The best job opportunity I’ve found is with a company located about ten minutes from my house. It’s not only close…

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3 Things You Can’t Control In Your Job Search (And 3 Things You Can!)   Several years ago, I interviewed for a job that I really, really wanted: It seemed like the perfect role at a dream organization. I worked hard to prepare for the interview, and though I was nervous on the big day,…

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Ten Rules Job Seekers Are Allowed To Break Now The working world is changing dramatically around us.   The job-search world has changed, too. You can’t be a complacent job seeker these days. You have to be proactive. You can’t follow the old rules:   Apply for jobs online, then wait.   If you don’t…

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3 major red flags when it comes to taking a job offer Don’t overlook these reasons to walk away. Sometimes the excitement over landing a potential new job causes you to overlook some major red flags. In many cases, the problems aren’t hidden, but we’re willing to overlook them because we want a change, the…

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