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.
With unemployment at historic lows as we head into 2020, it is a job hunters market. More employees will move on to new and better opportunities. It may be the best time ever for you to land your dream job.
It’s been said the most stressful endeavors in life are getting a divorce, buying a house, and having a baby. Anyone currently in the job market would add “looking for a job” to that list, and would probably put
No matter what the job market is like...no matter how high or low unemployment is...there are always people who struggle to find a rewarding job while others have remarkable success, conducting fast, effective job searches that result in long-term career
If you are hunting for a new job, one of your most important questions is probably how to get hired fast. Of course, as a job seeker you are almost surely well aware of the many obstacles on
A successful personal brand is authentic. It reflects your unique personal attributes. Uncovering your personal brand requires self-evaluation to identify your passions, values, and aspects of your personality. Review the following list of more than 325 core values and
With all the changes to LinkedIn, one thing that never goes out of style is having people say nice things about you on your LinkedIn profile — even if LinkedIn puts different emphasis on the role of LinkedIn Recommendations
As I described in a recent Forbes article, the career decision making quadrant can be a valuable tool for almost every decision you have to make regarding your career. You’ve come to a point in your life where you’ve got
As the old saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression. Many job seekers find the question of how to write a cover letter a vexing one. But it is also an important one! A cover
It is all about results. I've written extensively about the importance of developing a compelling resume filled with accomplishments and results rather than job responsibilities. Beyond just a listing of your job history with a few educational details thrown in,
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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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“Great news ! After not much success with my job search I had your company rewrite my resume. Immediately after I received my resume from you I started to get interviews. Sometimes up to 3 different companies a week. After only 4 weeks of interviewing I am delighted to tell you today I have received a job offer for a wonderful job. Not only is a great company and location it is also a pay increase of 28%. I did the math and the cost of my resume has only 1% of my pay increase. The Human Resource Manager said that she literally received hundreds of resume and mine stood out among all of them. Thanks so much.” – M.B., New Hampshire