At Distinctive Career Services, our mission is to empower you with the tools, resources, and confidence you need to pursue your dream career and build a career you will love! On this blog, get tips and advice to help you to advance in your current career path, make a desired career change, or promote your personal brand and image. Articles cover topics such as career planning, resume writing, LinkedIn profile writing, job searching, interviewing, networking, and more.
For most job seekers, conducting a comprehensive job search includes—at least to some degree—interfacing / working with recruiters (a.k.a., headhunters). But, for many people, this is also one of the most misunderstood aspects of a job search. Here are some
The first hurdle to overcome in getting that new job is often a telephone screening job interview. Recruiters and HR people use it as an initial device to pare down a list of job applicants. Their intended outcome is to
"50 is the new 30". "Old guys rule". "Age is only a number." "Yeah, I got that scrape skateboarding with my grandson". These are just some of the comments that reflect a shift in perception about aging in our society,
Looking for a job? Not much fun, is it? Job hunting usually doesn't rank high on anyone's top-ten list of "things I like to do." Conducting a job search can be highly stressful and disorganization can make it even more
As we begin 2020, we are in a period of historic unemployment and yet, regardless of the current hiring trends, there is one hard lesson that many American workers have learned over the past decade: Downsizings, mergers, offshoring, acquisitions, corporate
Are you tired of working 10 and 12 and 14-hour days? Do you want more time for yourself or your family? It’s okay to admit it! And, admitting that you need or want more time for things other
"I want a raise." Four short, simple words that, when rattling around inside your head, sound perfectly reasonable. Giving actual voice to the thought "I want a raise" is, however, usually not simple at all. In fact, asking for
Branding. Long a buzzword used to describe the marketing of products, services, and organizations, "branding" is now applicable to the individual as well, in what has become known as your "personal brand." "Your premium brand had better be delivering something
Is your resume generating disappointing results? Have you been sending it for positions that you know you are qualified for, but the phone remains silent? If so, you might want to check it and revise it against these ten common
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“I just want to let you know that this week I had four interviews and 3 job offers! One is with my mentor’s company, XXXXX, another with XXXXX, and a third with XXXXX. The salary ranges are from $80-$100k. I’m deliberating now about my options, and will start “negotiations” this afternoon. Two job offers came on the same day (yesterday). Three of the interviews came from my on line responses to ads. The XXXX interview was arranged by my mentor…This all happened (the callbacks) between 1-3 days after I posted my resume. The VP at XXXXX who interviewed me said that he reads thousands of resumes, and that mine was really exceptional. He was talking about your work. Thank you!” – C.R., New York
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