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You’ve Hit Rock Bottom… Now What?

Most of my friends and clients know that I love hiking. The reward involves beautiful mountain vistas and breathtaking wildflowers. But with anything worth doing, there’s always a downside. Mine happens to be falling. A lot. And I’ll even reveal a secret: My nickname is “Stumblina” – bestowed upon me by my concerned but bemused husband as my falling down while outdoors happens so frequently. So this weekend, after successfully navigating a very deep (and steep canyon) enroute to our campsite on Mt. Hood here in Oregon, the return trip wasn’t as lucky. After making it all the way back… Read »




Caveat Emptor: Buyer Beware When Selecting A Resume Writer

It’s an unfortunate truth that some job seekers have been bamboozled by unscrupulous “resume writers” who either offer cut-rate services on places like Craigslist or simply don’t deliver the goods after talking a good game just to hook in a prospective client. The end result? Many are suspicious of writers, and this feeling has been amplified by similar horror stories (albeit rare) in the media. Most ethical writers, however, are active members in either Career Directors International or The National Resume Writers’ Association, and genuinely care about their client’s success. Happy clients, after all, refer friends, family members, colleagues, and… Read »




Creative Resumes and CVs

Just when you thought that résumés were beginning to get interesting, then there’s this: http://bit.ly/bCKaT7 which is a blog website listing some of the amazingly creative career documents that graphic artists have come up with… take a look!  I found out about this site, courtesy of a member of Career Directors International. Some of these examples are truly mind-blowing!! If anything, it is something to think about… and remember that looking for a job search is really all about marketing your brand and services to prospective customers (employers) who will buy those services. However, right now, there is also a debate within the résumé writer… Read »





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