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Distinctive Career Services Founder Michelle Dumas Named to The NRWA Board of Directors as an Experienced Business Owners Representative

– Posted in: Distinctive Documents Company News

SOMERSWORTH, NH – Distinctive Career Services LLC, career and resume consultants for professionals and executives for nearly 20 years, today announced that the firm’s founder, Michelle Dumas, has been named to the Board of Directors of The National Resume Writer’s Association (NRWA) as Experienced Business Owners Representative. Dumas received the appointment after being voted in

How To Handle The Job Interview When You’ve Been Fired

– Posted in: Job Search Interviewing
How To Handle The Job Interview When You've Been Fired

Okay, so you've been fired.  It happens, even to some very interesting and successful people.  Perhaps you saw it coming.  Perhaps you didn't (which is a topic for another time).  Either way, the effect a termination has on your life usually ranges from unpleasant to downright devastating. Compounding the discomfort you suffer from losing your job

Job Interview Jitters? What You Can Do To Soothe Them

– Posted in: Job Search Interviewing
Job Interview Jitters? What You Can Do To Soothe Them

Work can be stressful.  Being out of work can be very stressful.  And looking for work is stressful as well.  There are few things (a visit to the dentist, for example) more sweaty palm inducing than sitting through a job interview.  Whether your angst is attributable to the importance of getting the job or because you're uncomfortable

How To Job Search Secretly on LinkedIn

– Posted in: Career Management Internet Job Searching
How To Job Search Secretly on LinkedIn

As we've all known for quite some time now, what goes on the Internet stays on the Internet.  Online privacy is more theory than reality, something many of us began to fear even before the various revelations about data capture by the NSA, online retailers and phone companies. So it's difficult to imagine that you

Your LinkedIn Profile Photo: Why You Need One & How To Choose One

– Posted in: Career Marketing Internet Job Searching Personal Branding
Your LinkedIn Profile Photo: Why You Need One & How To Choose One 1

"You never get a second chance to make a first impression". We've all heard the expression and, although it's generally true, there are times when that first impression doesn't necessarily determine the future of a relationship.  There are often further opportunities to interact with the other person, the outcome of which can easily outweigh the first impression.

Where Recruiters Are Looking For You: Why Maintaining An Online Presence Is No Longer Optional

– Posted in: Career Management Career Marketing Internet Job Searching Personal Branding
Where Recruiters Are Looking For You: Why Maintaining An Online Presence Is No Longer Optional

Recruiters.  Many employers use them, rely on them, depend on them to source the best available candidates for job openings.  Of course, those seeking career advancement count on recruiters as well to offer job opportunities that are rarely, if ever, made public via the usual channels (e.g, newspaper/magazine advertisements, Craigslist, job boards, etc.).  Recruiters are

How Recruiters Use Social Media In Making Recruiting & Hiring Decisions

– Posted in: Internet Job Searching
How Recruiters Use Social Media In Making Recruiting & Hiring Decisions

"It's a small world". A simple phrase the reflects the reality of life in the age of the Internet and social media. In fact, the proliferation of social networking sites (SNS) has essentially rendered geography meaningless when it comes to information gathering and distribution, communication, even seeking employment. For many people, distance in no longer a function of location

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