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  • Making the right career decisions
    by Georgia Adamson - September 20, 2017
    What would you do if the kind of career opportunity you’ve been eagerly seeking suddenly appeared–but it came with a “catch”? That is, it carried some baggage that wasn’t what you wanted. Would you walk away in disappointment or take it and hope for the best? Career opportunity decisions can force choices you’re not sure how to make. What Do Career Opportunities with a Catch Look Like?...
  • Resume Impact - Executive Summary VS. Objective
    by Georgia Adamson - September 13, 2017
    Are you still clinging to the idea of starting your resume with an objective? You know the kind: “Position utilizing my extensive background in technology sales and marketing.” Or maybe: “Growth-oriented technical sales position in a well-established company.” Stop! Please! These are painful. I hate to tell you this, but you’ve just put your intended audience (potential employers) to sleep!...
  • Job Search: Are The Odds Stacked Against You?
    by Georgia Adamson - September 7, 2017
    As if job searching weren’t enough of a pain to begin with, it seems new wrinkles are added all too often. And they’re basically never designed to make your life as a job seeker easier. Companies seem to do their best to put distance between themselves and the great talent they say they need to hire. This means that something already considered painful or unpleasant just got harder. You’re forced to stumbl...
  • Your Job Search Marketing "Campaign"
    by Georgia Adamson - August 31, 2017
    You do have a job search marketing campaign, don’t you? Even if you’re not actively job searching now, you should have a campaign either in mind or in the works. To paraphrase an old saying, “An ounce of job search preparation is worth more than a pound of after-the-fact damage control.” What’s a Job Search Marketing Campaign? A campaign has been defined as work performed in an organized an...
  • Not Thinking About Retirement Yet? You Should Be!
    by Georgia Adamson - August 25, 2017
    If you’re viewing retirement as some far-off future event that you don’t need to think about now, you’re fooling yourself. Likewise, if you feel smugly confident that you’ve made shrewd investments and will be in great shape when you finally decide to retire, you might face a rude awakening. Almost the only factor you can count on about retirement is that you can’t count on matters staying as they...
  • Your Resume: Fact or Fiction?
    by Georgia Adamson - August 17, 2017
    Your resume should communicate to prospective employers the value you actually and legitimately have (fact), not embellish unnecessarily, exaggerate or invent value (fiction). Don’t be tempted to “gild the lily” and risk causing yourself possibly major headaches down the road. (Note: According to Urban Dictionary, “gild the lily” represents “a condensation of Shakespeare’s metaphor in...
  • On-The-Job Success; Influence vs. Authority
    by Georgia Adamson - August 10, 2017
    Can you exert a positive influence over your work environment and career prospects even if you don’t hold a senior management or executive position? Does holding such a position give you both authority and influence? Good questions! First of all, what’s the difference between the two terms or concepts? “Authority is a social, political and business structure that grants an individual rights to make decisio...
  • Are All Job Interviews Useless?
    by Georgia Adamson - August 2, 2017
    When you line up and go through job interviews, are you wasting your time? This is not an easy question for most of us to answer, although you might have an opinion based on your experience as a candidate (good or bad). Recently I came across an article indicating that companies themselves tend to place more emphasis on the value of in-person interviews than on objective assessment, even though it’s often not justifie...
  • Resume Secrets You Might Not Know
    by Georgia Adamson - July 17, 2017
    If you believe there are resume secrets hidden from you and you don’t know how to crack the code, this post is for you! Because. guess what: There are NO resume secrets–unless you believe a resume that will get you interviews is somehow mysteriously concocted by writers who have a pipeline into a well-protected Fort Knox of resume-writing secrets. Anyone Can Write a Resume, Right? Well, no. Or maybe yes, if w...
  • Technology Advances And Job Search Change
    by Georgia Adamson - June 29, 2017
    If you still plan and conduct your job searches the same way you did 10-15 years ago, you probably aren’t getting the traction you used to back then. Some things never change, while others seem to change every time you turn around. If you don’t see the need for significant change in your job search plans or if you actively resist the idea of making changes, it’s important to understand one key fact: Change...