Career Advice Blog2020-01-31T22:46:48+00:00

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.

Working With Recruiters: 7 Insider Secrets That You Must Know During Your Job Search

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

February 24th, 2020|Categories: Job Searching Advice|

12 Easy Steps to Acing Any Telephone Screening Job Interview

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

February 24th, 2020|Categories: Job Search Interviewing|

How To Organize Your Job Search: 10 Tips You Can Use Today

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

January 30th, 2020|Categories: Job Searching Advice|

Land a New Job in 2020 – A Checklist of Job Hunting Tips for the New Year

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

January 29th, 2020|Categories: Job Searching Advice|

The Ultimate Guide to Personal Branding and Your Job Search

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

January 11th, 2020|Categories: Personal Branding, Personal Marketing|
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