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Career Advice Blog2020-04-21T13:07:41+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.

Resume Keywords: Tips For ATS-Optimizing Your Resume

We've long been told technology simplifies our lives.  While this may be true in some instances, in others it is most definitely not!  Job searching provides a perfect example of this apparent contradiction. In general, technology has made the

January 27th, 2021|Categories: Resume Writing Tips|

12 Ways To Make Yourself More Visible To Recruiters On LinkedIn

Once upon a time, you could reasonably expect to find decent job opportunities by searching through the classified ads of your city's daily newspaper (yes, people did that).  Today, not so much. Competition for jobs is fierce and access to

January 27th, 2021|Categories: Job Search Networking, Online Job Searching|

How To Choose the Best Resume Structure to Put Your Best Foot Forward

While there are lots of variations, when you want to choose the best resume structure, you essentially have three choices. #1 The Reverse Chronological Resume Structure This is the resume format that most people are familiar with. As the

January 15th, 2021|Categories: Resume Writing Tips|

Your Resume Value Proposition – The Key To a Standout Resume

If you have had any exposure to sales or marketing, you know that creating a unique value proposition is a foundational part of every marketing campaign. Likewise, defining a resume value proposition is a vital aspect of every effective

January 15th, 2021|Categories: Resume Writing Tips|

How To Focus Your Resume (and why focusing your resume is so important!)

How do you know if your resume needs work? It’s simple. Ask yourself two questions. 1) Do you feel your resume accurately portrays you, your achievements, and the value you have to offer your next employer? Do you feel

January 15th, 2021|Categories: Resume Writing Tips|

Job Search Organization Tips for Even the Most Disorganized Job Hunter

Clutter, clutter everywhere! If you struggle with organization and are conducting a job search, you know that clutter and disorganization are productivity killers. A cluttered workspace can increase stress and frustration which are already at all-time highs with most

January 11th, 2021|Categories: Career Management, Job Searching Advice|

Land a New Job in 2021 – A Checklist of Job Hunting Tips for the New Year

As we begin 2021, the employment market couldn't look any different than it did a year ago. Few could have predicted a global pandemic and the impact that it has had on the employment market. We began 2020 with

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