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
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
If you are conducting a job search, your resume could be the most important document that you create to market yourself to prospective employers and get a leg up on your competition in the job market. It is essential that your resume is laser-focused on getting you the job you want. Your resume is NOT
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
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." So wrote William Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet. The meaning of the phrase is simple: If something we know had another name, it would still be what we know. But this isn't always true, is it? Take the word recruiters,
How To Use Online Networking & Social Media To Land a New Job from Michelle Dumas
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
"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.
Can’t Fail Techniques to Improve the Results of your Executive Job Search from Michelle Dumas
Are you tired of submitting resume after resume to jobs that you find on Internet sites and hearing nothing? This job search method is known to be one of the least effective, and no matter how you slice it, will not be very productive in helping you land a job. You need to be more
Win interviews and job offers with a resume that gets results. These 4 steps explained by a professional resume writer will show you just how to do that.
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
"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
Job hunting. If you're sincerely looking for another job, you know how much work it is. And if you don't currently have a job, job hunting is itself a full-time job, one that requires time, diligence, and the effective use of all tools at your disposal. Tools such as your personal and professional networks, resumes
Mid-career professionals make their own luck when it comes time to search for a job. Even in the worst of economic times, you need to stay ahead of your own career path. For example, if you have been enjoying (if you are lucky!) a 3 to 4% pay increase in each of the last few
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