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  • by Ken Moore - December 2, 2008
    Here is a comment and question I receive quite often from people who are going through a job search – “I haven’t had to look for a job in a long time, how do I approach it?” This question could come from someone who has been employed by the same company for a long time, a stay at home parent re-entering the workforce, or from someone who has always been lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time (and not had to...
  • by Ken Moore - December 2, 2008
    Picture this – I see a job posting. I am fully qualified. I send my résumé. I hear nothing. I then repeat Step 1 (I see a job posting... etc.). So, what do we think the problem is? Why is it that every time we submit a résumé for a job posting, it seems to disappear into the dark mysterious vacuum of the job search atmosphere? And, when you apply for a position you are really energized about, it never fails, that it is sent...
  • by Ken Moore - December 14, 2007
    In a classical film produced in 1939, a young lady on a challenging journey (let's call her Dorothy) finds herself in the middle of the forest chanting the words "lions and tigers and bears, oh my!" And, yes, there were also flying monkeys and angry apple trees nearby. College-bound student-athletes are in a similar situation. They are standing in the middle of their living rooms mumbling the words "careers and colleges an...
  • by Ken Moore - December 14, 2007
    We all know that the cost of college is not cheap. In fact, the cost keeps going up over time - at a much faster pace than most paychecks can handle. And, that calls for more loans and just another debt to carry for who knows how many years before it gets paid off. Add to that the cost difference between public - private schools and those that are in-state or out-of-state. How does a career path or lack thereof impact this...
  • by Ken Moore - December 14, 2007
    Uh-oh, time is drawing close to the dreaded interview! The palms are already sweaty and the interview is still a whole day away. It's human nature to feel this way. You really don't know what to expect, even though you've prepared in many ways. You pace back and forth about the questions you might be asked and you bite your nails over the way you might respond. If you are experiencing any or all of these symptoms leadin...
  • by Ken Moore - December 14, 2007
    Go on! What are you waiting for! Take that first step toward that new and exciting career that you've always dreamed about! What? You're not sure what kind of new career you want? You don't know what it will take to get there? You don't have the time or the money to spend on reinventing yourself? You're afraid a change will disrupt your lifestyle? What will your family and friends think if you fall and can't get up?! All you k...
  • by Ken Moore - December 4, 2007
    I am going to lose 30 pounds before summer – and keep it off! I am going to stop smoking, pay off debt, spend more time with family, and volunteer more! Sound familiar? The point is that nearly every person makes some kind of resolution throughout each year. Some people achieve their goals and some don’t - those who don’t often wonder why, and then promise to do better next time. Starting a new career (yes, a career cha...
  • by Ken Moore - December 4, 2007
    Anatomy is most widely defined as the scientific shape and structure of living organisms and their parts – like plants, animals, and humans. It can also refer to the detailed examination or analysis of something nonliving – like a presidential campaign. Which style of anatomy does your résumé project – lifeless like a political commercial, or is it active in a way that pulls the reader into all parts of the message you want...
  • by Ken Moore - December 4, 2007
    Now that you have a quality résumé created, what are you going to do with it? How are you going to approach your job search? Do you have a strategy? If you don't have a quality-driven strategy to attract quality companies and interviews, you may as well not spend much time creating that quality résumé. The first thought most job seekers have is to post the "new" résumé on the well-known job boards and then hope that som...
  • by Ken Moore - August 2, 2007
    “What do I want to be when I grow up?” If we had a penny for every time that question is asked, none of us would need to wonder about what our future occupation or profession would be, because we would all have enough pennies to retire at a very early age. The reality – even though this question is repeated often by children, teenagers and working adults – is that we don’t get a penny every time, and so we all need to plan...