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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.

18 Communication Skills to Master for a Successful Job Search

Communication is one of the most important skills to master when it comes to your job search. From networking meetings and phone calls to job interviews, strong communication skills are essential for a successful job search. Mastering communication skills

December 16th, 2022|Categories: Job Search Interviewing, Job Search Networking, Personal Marketing|

The Best Time to Schedule a Job Interview (Everything You Need to Know)

Woohoo! You got the interview! Congratulations! But now you have a new question. The recruiter is on the phone and gives you an option of when to schedule your interview. How should you answer? What is the best time

December 11th, 2022|Categories: Job Search Interviewing|

How To Get Interviews for the Jobs You Want: Practical Advice

You've updated your resume, tweaked your cover letter, and searched high and low for the perfect job. Now comes the hard part: how to get an interview for the jobs you want. We all know people who are frustrated

December 11th, 2022|Categories: Job Search Advice, Job Search Interviewing|

12 Painless Ways to Continue With a Holiday Season Job Search

Ah, the holiday season. There's nothing quite like it! From the appearance of delectable Thanksgiving treats in the grocery store to Christmas and Hanukkah decorations on full display, there are plenty of signs that the festive winter holiday season

November 22nd, 2022|Categories: Job Search Advice, Job Search Networking|

12 Ways to Make a Great First Impression on Potential Employers

Making a good first impression is essential in any situation, but it's especially crucial when job searching. After all, you only get one chance to make a first impression on a potential employer, and first impressions are lasting impressions.

What NOT To Put On Your Resume: The Top 21 Things To Leave Off

If you are conducting a job search or planning to soon, your resume will likely be the most important document that you create. Your resume is a strategic document, and the best resumes are laser-focused on getting you the

October 11th, 2022|Categories: Resume Writing Tips|

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