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.
17 Important Steps to Success in Achieving Your Career Goals in 2023
Consistent and persistent action. These are the keys to achieving your career goals. They are, in fact, the keys to achieving most goals. It is easy to fall back on believing that success in achieving your career goals is
Volunteer Work on Your Resume: How & Why?
Volunteering can be a rewarding way to give back to your community or help those in need, but did you know that it can also benefit you professionally and be a great way to gain a competitive edge in
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
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
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
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
12 Common Resume Mistakes and How To Avoid Them
Your resume is your best chance to make a great first impression on potential employers. As such, it’s important to ensure that your resume is error-free and paints you in the best light possible. However, even the most qualified
How To Write a Great Resume in 9 Easy Steps (with Examples)
How to write a resume--not to mention a GREAT resume--is a question that challenges almost every job seeker at the start of every new job search. It's no secret that learning how to write a resume is an essential
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.
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