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Michelle Dumas Wins First Place Award in International Best Resume Writing Competition

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Career Directors International (CDI) has recognized Michelle Dumas, founder of Distinctive Career Services LLC (http://www.distinctiveweb.com), career and resume consultants for professionals and executives for more than 20 years, with a 1st Place Toast of the Resume Industry (TORI) award for 2017. For the third year, Dumas was singled out as an award winner, this year with a

What To Do When A Job Recruiter Calls You

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Job Recruiter Calls You

Job searching can feel like a never-ending quest. The seemingly unending polish of your resume and cover letter, and relentless searching for position postings that match most (if not all) of your career must-haves. It can be exasperating to not hear back from the companies you originally thought would call you within minutes of your

Shhhhh! How To Keep Your Job Search A Secret

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Keep Your Job Search A Secret

People change jobs often throughout life. The average person born in the latter years of the baby boom (1957-1964) held 11.7 jobs from age 18 to age 48, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While there are different methods used when attempting to find a job, gaining new employment when you are already employed may

Why Going Solo Is A Silly Job Search Strategy (and What To Do Instead!)

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Why Going Solo Is A Silly Job Search Strategy (and What To Do Instead!)

It's no secret that most people view looking for work as one of life's necessary evils. Can you relate? Most of us have had to do it at some point, but few of us have ever enjoyed the process. Finding a job is often a job in itself. It is time consuming, frustrating at times,

Step by Step: How to Apply For U.S. Federal Government Jobs

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Step by Step: How to Apply For U.S. Federal Government Jobs

Looking for a job is hard work. Conducting a productive job search takes time. Effective networking often requires many hours of sitting through lengthy presentations while feasting on mediocre fare and feigning interest in small talk in the hope of collecting business cards.  Researching potential employers requires patient diligence. And the application process for most jobs

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