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.
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.
Are you currently engaged in a job search? Although it can be fun, it probably isn't because, quite frankly, it's work, work that's often stressful to boot! And usually a lot of work. Which, if you're working while looking
Networking can be the difference between a successful job search and one that remains stagnant. Networking can give you a leg up on your competitors and get you hired faster, even when jobs are scarce and competition is at all-time
Telecommuting (also known as remote working, flex working, mobile working, and teleworking) is in the news these days. But the idea of working from home has always held some appeal for many workers. Advantages to telecommuting include: eliminating
What's your story? Why should I care? Storytelling in your resume has a transformative power that almost magically turns a drab, boring resume into an absorbing and persuasive piece that compels the reader to want to meet the real person
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
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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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