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Five Bits of Career Advice from a Lifelong Coach

indispensible-careersBy Jessica Kleiman Forbes Over the past 20 years, I’ve been lucky enough to receive career advice from a mentor who has helped foster my success in innumerable ways. This woman has worked in many different industries and roles throughout her life–from promotion director to image consultant, from HR executive to artist–but there is one job she has had consistently: teacher.…

Tailor Your Resume to Increase Your Chances of Getting the Interview

By Jessica Bigger
Online Career Tips, Guest Contributor

The job market has gotten more competitive. Hundreds of applicants are applying for each job and those same job applicants are expected to not only meet the minimum requirements, but demonstrate significant skills related to the job description. Tailoring your resume will increase your chances of getting an interview, but like anything else there are no guarantees.

The Do-Over: How to Correct a Bad First Impression

By Kristi Hedges

Last year I wrote about the nature of first impressions. We’re continually told of the importance of making positive first impressions, especially given how quickly we determine them. Some research suggests that first impressions can be so powerful that they’re weighed more heavily than fact. We know that making a good first impression is critical to success in both our jobs and personal lives, but the fact is that sometimes we flub them. Whether because of pressure, nervousness, a wrong approach, or distraction, we don’t always show up the way we intended.

7 Reasons You Should Check Your Own Background before Your Employer Does

By Michael Klazema
Online Career Tips, Guest Contributor

The concept of “checking your own background” may sound like a bit of an oxymoron. After all, if you know your own history, then why should you have to compile a report about it? This thought process has led countless job searchers – especially young people just out of college – to dive headfirst into the interview process without sparing so much as a worry for the background check part of the process.