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 …

Tattoo Regret – Tattooing Your Personal Brand

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According to the American Academy of Dermatology, there is a great deal of Tattoo Regret among U.S. residents. Presumably, the AAD does not cover the parents, spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends and other friends of the tattooed. This supposedly covers the body politic of those who in some state of consciousness decided to get that really cool picture of Elvis or whatever. …

Social Networking Sites an Option?

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It’s interesting that we are now looking to social networking sites for potential career options. Does it make any sense that Google offers Facebook $1 billion and the owner of Facebook turns them down? It starting to make sense folks. We are now faced with the clear sense that sales professionals that include hungry recruiters are now looking to blog …