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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 a Job Search Coach: Why Going Solo Is A Silly Strategy

  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.

March 30th, 2020|Categories: Career Management|

Find Hidden Job Opportunities! Tips To Work Your List of Targeted Employers

  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

March 25th, 2020|Categories: Job Searching Advice|

The Ultimate Guide to Telecommuting: How To Make Working From Home Work For You

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

March 13th, 2020|Categories: Career Management|

What’s Your Story? Expert Tips for Storytelling in Your Resume

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

February 27th, 2020|Categories: Resume Writing Tips|

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|
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