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Why Volunteer If It Doesn’t Lead Directly to a Job?

When you’re out of work, it’s often hard to think about anything else other than finally getting a real live job – and pay check. So when websites like mine extol the value of volunteering during your job search, sometimes the advice falls with a dull thud. I get that. Volunteer? Just get me some […]

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8 Ways To Lose a Potential Networking Contact

Networking is one of your absolute best job-search and career-building tools. But for job seekers who aren’t networking pros, the whole thing can feel pretty scary.  For the most part, networking contacts are more than willing to help if you approach them in the right way. Just remember that sincerity, respect and letting them see […]

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Does Your Social Life Revolve Around Your Job?

Balance Scale

I wasn’t at all prepared for the social effects of losing my job. It never occurred to me most of my social life was related to my job.

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Build Your Work Relationships Face-to-Face!

Dear Work Coach, I read several articles and stories here and decided to tell my story as well. I moved to a new country five years ago, and, although I already have worked for two years back in my home country, decided to take another education in my new homeland. I also took placements two […]

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How a Lost Job Can Be a New Beginning

Hi Ronnie Ann, I’m so down in the dumps I feel like crying. I am a school teacher who’s pilot program was discontinued over the summer due to budget cuts. Since June, I’ve been applying for teaching jobs in a three county-wide area. There haven’t been many jobs, and most of the time I’m not […]

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How Can I Get the Finance Job I Want in China?

Dear Work Coach, I like your blog very much and I have some problem. I hope to get help and advice from you. I live in China. I am major in management which is the most difficult to find a job. While in college I have learned the same course as MBA in China. After […]

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Job Search: The Simplest Job Networking Tip of All

What could this golden gem be? Is there a trick? Some secret sauce only the most savvy know about?…working with a woman who finds job networking intimidating

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10 Things I Learned in My 3 Month Job Search

One of our wonderful readers, Tom, just got a job. Wuhoo! And he was kind enough to agree to share some…sage advice after his own long, grueling…job search.

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Make Job Hunting a Daily Job. Oh How It Pays Off!

she just graduated college and already has a job lined up. In fact, it just happens to be her dream job. Here’s how she made that happen

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How Do I Get My First Information Technology Job?

I graduated with my IT degree 2 years ago and have been trying to break in since then. All I want to do is start from the bottom, yet the bottom won’t take me.

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