The Product You – Develop Your Personal Brand

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  Career Pro of NC, Inc. Executive Outplacement & Career Transition HOW TO CREATE A PERSONAL BRAND Stand Out from the Crowd by Marketing YOU! Today, the job market is tight. Layoffs are spreading across the country. Competition from overseas is fierce. Getting ahead in your company, in your industry seems a steeper climb than it did even a few …

Avoid These Job Search Blunders

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  Jen Pulsen found out his company would start laying off exactly one year ago. So he decided to develop his own process for finding a new job. He started the journey based on what he did 10 years earlier. Years ago all he really did focused on a resume revamp and selectively pursuing a few contacts. The economy for …

Federal Opportunities – Resources for People with Disabilities

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  Many people in career transition find the development of proper resources, federal resumes and the many online options for submittal of this information to be overwhelming. Fortunately the federal employment system provides many helpful resources for well-deserving and qualified people who happen to to be disabled in some way. It’s been my experience in 17 plus years in the …

New Graduates and Jobseekers – Five Ways to Move Out of Your Parents Basement

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  Stand out by writing and living your worklife mission and learn the new rules for careers. Start with a new paradigm, a new mindset. Find organizations that support your worklife mission and fight to join them. Generations ago it was your parents and even grandparents that thought they would be in one career path and maybe with one company. …

Dara Torres, Carly Piper, Kids Swimming and Gold Medal Attitude Toward Your Worklife

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Last month our local swim club hosted a session with Gold Medalist from 2004 – Carly Piper. Her time and talk focused on what motivated her and she spoke mostly to 10 and under kids at Lakepark Swimclub. Here are some reflections on winning and more since that time: First note, kids swimming heroes start with anyone willing to teach …

Your Job Should Be Your Calling

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In May I attended a career conference sponsored by The Ladders and Kennedy Information. A lot of well-known folks inside Career Management Alliance and around the globe attended. As the conference blogger and photographer I also represented one of my key vendors. This experience put me back in touch with the kind of thought leaders that drive the career industry …