Tag Archives: career

Before You Lose Your Job: Tactics to Review

Hearing whispers in the office corridors about layoffs or future terminations strikes terror and instills worry in everyone. Especially in the current economic crisis. If your job is in jeopardy, take steps now so you’re ready for that final HR call.

The most important step in the plan is to update the resume. Reflect on achievements and accomplishments over the last few years. Record goals met, and research any metrics associated with those objectives. These will be valuable for your resume to show your capabilities.

Obtain electronic copies or paper printouts of evaluations (as well as any disciplinary actions).  Document any in-house training or external vendor training received over…

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Fear is the Mind Killer

Fear seems to be something that we have become very comfortable with. The activity of worrying about the unknown occupies a fair amount of our time from how will we handle a possible budget action months in advance or a weather pattern. We know being gripped in fear is one of the worst places to be if we want to move ahead in a business venture or our career and yet this is where most of us stay.

Why is it easier to commiserate about our fears? Fixate on the unknown? Or research how really bad things could possibly be? All you have to do is look at the articles…

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Nov 15 Cleared Job Fair Career Seminar and Resume Review Schedule

The November 15 Cleared Job Fair at the DoubleTree Crystal City, will feature career seminars and resume reviews to aid in your job search. Our schedule for the day:

10:30am – 11am Resumes Showcasing Your Accomplishments

Achievements? Successes? How do you show what you have accomplished in a few short bullets? How do you translate past work success into the job you want next? Learn more about how to make your resume work for you, not against you.

11am-3pm One-on-One Resume Reviews

Resume Reviews

These are 5 minute sessions where a job seeker can review their resume directly with an HR professional.…

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Choosing a Recruiter to Help Your Job Search

How much time do you invest in your career?

When it comes to purchasing big ticket items such as a car or a home, we shop around to receive the best deal. We go out of our way to introduce ourselves to multiple car salespersons, or even visit 20-30 homes before we buy. Most of the time our sales cycle is completed within 30-60 days. But when it comes to our careers, sometimes it seems that candidates and colleagues take the shotgun approach. I like to call this the easy way out.

We utilize our car and home about 35% of the work week while awake. But when it comes…

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June 7 Cleared Job Fair Career Seminars and Resume Reviews Schedule

The June 7 Cleared Job Fair at the Westin Tysons Corner will feature career seminars and resume reviews to aid in your job search. Our schedule for the day:

10:30am – 11am Resumes Today

Whether you’re working on your first resume or your 21st, do you know what you need to do today to succeed? What’s the point of your resume? How do you get an employer’s attention? What’s ‘the golden zone’ and why should you care?

11am-3pm One-on-One Resume Reviews

Resume Reviews

These are 5 minute sessions where a job seeker can review their resume directly with an HR professional. We…

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