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Review your resume as though you are the hiring manager and ask yourself if you have given a clear view of your value and expertise that makes it worth the time to read your resume. Please pay attention to its readability and visual layout. Does the resume accurately and succinctly represent you well enough to invite an interview? Take an objective viewpoint when writing a resume to ensure you express your thoughts as intended.
Accomplishments Yearly Journal
It is to your advantage to regularly capture and track your work contributions, project outcomes, accomplishments, lessons learned, and acquired skills to be successful. Make it your habit to conduct a self-assessment every six months or before performance appraisals. Gone are the days of the assured career ladder for promotions. Enter the day of the free agent. Now you must negotiate, promote, and manage your own career's advancement.
Before Making a Career Change, Clarify Your Target
Situations and goals change; it is part of life. If you are considering a slight or major career path change - explore YOU first, then make an objective decision. A little heartfelt introspection about who you are and what you want personally and professionally is critical. If you answer these ten questions and do any necessary research, you will have a sound foundation for a decision.
Create Compelling Career Stories
When you encounter the hiring manager's questions during an interview about situations you have encountered and overcome or those that did not go as planned, be prepared to answer them. You want to have the hiring manager imagine you in the job – have your career stories ready.
Unemployed? You Can Survive Unemployment.
Use this free 15-page information guide to plan your strategy. Unexpected unemployment is stressful. Take a deep breath and get your "ducks" in a row to manage this challenging situation on personal and professional levels.