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Problem-Solving: The Solution-Based Method

If you’re like most people, you have no shortage of problems waiting to be solved. And as you try to solve them, you talk, talk, talk about it. There’s something very satisfying about understanding the problem, its causes, and what will fix it. The more we consider, discuss, and come up with ideas on how to solve it, the more we become experts on the problem...

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How to Find a Job When You're Relocating

New York City, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Chicago, or Washington, D.C.? Relocating to these cities — or anywhere else in the country — can make for an exciting opportunity. You’ll have the chance to live a new lifestyle, move into a new house, make new friends and enjoy new experiences.But to make the most of your new location,...

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3 Easy Actionable Tasks to Develop Big Job Search Momentum

Have you just started job searching and feel overwhelmed? Not sure where exactly to start? Or, maybe you've been job hunting for a while, and now your search has gone from stellar to stagnant? You're not alone. Developing and maintaining forward momentum in your job hunt is difficult! Yes, we all know you should shoot...

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Beyond the Resume: Direct Contact and Networking Supercharge Your Job Search

A polished resume is an important tool in a job hunter's toolbox, but it's certainly not the only one required to build the pathway to discovering your dream job. That resume is of no use if it never makes it into the right hands. So how can you reach influential people who can have a...

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Turning Age into Advantage: Tips for Job Searching for Professionals 55-plus

Aging workers looking for new jobs face a slew of challenges. You'd think with age and experience, finding a fresh position would come easy. But at some point the scales tip and your age seems to change from being a welcome advantage to a negative characteristic. Age discrimination is illegal, but that doesn't stop it from...

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Expert Job Search Advice for Introverts

Shy. Awkward. Dislikes people. Indifferent. Being an introvert comes with a lot of negative connotations. Introversion is commonly misunderstood, particularly by those who are not introverts. Extroverts are energized by being busy with high-intensity activities. They thrive having a full professional and social calendar. For introverts, these situations drain energy, rather than fuel it. While...

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From Career Setback to Opportunity: How to Make The Most Of Being Let Go

P. Smith had an experience similar to many others in 2009: She was laid off at the height of the recession. Determined not to let her situation define her, she quickly started her job search. "I immediately engaged a career counselor at my local employment center," says Smith. "I also visited several centers, re-engaged associates through...

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Juggling the Job Search While You're Still Employed

Whether you’re looking to make a career change or simply craving a new experience, looking for a job while you’re still employed can be a tricky endeavor. While most career experts would tell you to start your search while you still have a job, it’s important to approach the situation carefully. Using your professional network...