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Resume Writing that Will Get You Noticed

RESUME WRITING THAT STANDS OUT

Although the unemployment rate is hovering around 4% in 2017, I’m hearing a lot from job seekers who are frustrated. They are applying for more jobs than ever, but not getting interviews. Turns out, your resume writing,…

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Added by Marcy Travis on March 19, 2017 at 7:19am — 2 Comments

Create Your LinkedIn Resume for Free!

Have you heard the term, “LinkedIn resume” and been curious what one looks like?

Since people will pay to have a LinkedIn resume created, you might wonder how difficult it is to create one.  Is there a special format or trick…

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Added by Marcy Travis on March 12, 2017 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Why Great Company Culture Matters More Than Ever

You may think of company culture as something primarily affecting you as an employee. Yet the culture of a company (positive or negative) can actually affect it’s financial health.

Healthy, robust work environments create an atmosphere of enthusiasm, trust, and productivity among…

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Added by Marcy Travis on March 7, 2017 at 6:50am — No Comments

Picture Your Ideal Work Environment. Read This & Make it So!

If you’re stuck in a toxic work environment every day, you may dream of finding something better, but feel paralyzed. You know what you want to get away from, but what are you going to? It can be…

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Added by Marcy Travis on February 26, 2017 at 2:38pm — 1 Comment

Working in a Toxic Office Environment? Here's What You Can Do

I’ve been hearing from plenty of you about what it is like to work in a toxic work environment. Between increased workloads, pressures to perform, back biting, tight budgets, and cramped spaces, your emotional and physical health can suffer.…

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Added by Marcy Travis on February 19, 2017 at 8:21am — 5 Comments

What Does a Career Coach Do? Here's What You Need to Know..

Working with a coach is one of the most exciting, fulfilling, and challenging things you can do. I can tell you that working as a career coach is extremely fulfilling for me as well. I love to help others overcome their barriers and get on with what they are made to do. So what does a career coach…

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Added by Marcy Travis on February 15, 2017 at 10:49am — 3 Comments

Freelance Websites | Sorting through the best to help you find work

THE BEST FREELANCE WEBSITES

If you’re considering taking on freelance projects part or full time, this post lists freelance websites you can use to find work.

I’ve been doing a series in the last weeks about…

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Added by Marcy Travis on February 7, 2017 at 5:40pm — 3 Comments

Is Freelance Work for You? Consider What These Freelancers Have to Say

If you’ve been considering turning your 9 to 5 into a freelance job, you’re probably tossing around the pros and cons of freelance work.

Freelancers make up 34% of the workforce right now, and the percentage of workers freelancing will bloom to 50% by 2020 according to a recent post in Entrepreneur…

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Added by Marcy Travis on January 29, 2017 at 10:38am — 1 Comment

Turn your 9 to 5 into a Freelance Job

Are you climbing the walls of your cubicle? Looking longingly at your sweet home every Monday before your commute to work? Transitioning to a freelance job might just be the solution for you!

The work model in the United States is changing. Many are…

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Added by Marcy Travis on January 22, 2017 at 2:28pm — 1 Comment

Freelancing Has Its Advantages | Why You Might Want to Try It

If you’re a professional and haven’t considered freelancing as a job option, perhaps you should. In the United States alone, 1 in 3 workers (more than 53 million) are now earning income from non traditional work according to a report from the …

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Added by Marcy Travis on January 16, 2017 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Say Goodbye to Your Boring Job | Fun Jobs that Pay Well

WHAT? FUN ON THE JOB?

Since most of us are going to be busy working and making a contribution for quite a while, why not grab a fun job?

I thought it would be great to start out the new year lookng at some fun jobs that pay…

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Added by Marcy Travis on January 8, 2017 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Dont' Just Sit There!

To start this year out right, I've created a 3 Day Challenge for myself, and you get to watch me work. This week's post takes you behind the screen to my messy home office, where you can see me cleaning up the clutter and getting things in order for the new year. 

I can't believe I'm…

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Added by Marcy Travis on January 2, 2017 at 3:46pm — 3 Comments

Living Extraordinarily | What it Means to Me

IDEAS FOR LIVING EXTRAORDINARILY

Do you ever feel like your life is in survival mode? Groundhog day? Dragging yourself out of bed for the same old same old? Lets swap it out for something better. I’m proposing we envision what…

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Added by Marcy Travis on December 18, 2016 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Employers need your generation!

It is pretty interesting to look at the different age groups active in the workforce today. One of the signs of a great employer or manager is the ability to recognize and bring everyone's best skills together effectively for the team.

The post for this week was…

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Added by Marcy Travis on December 11, 2016 at 6:51am — 3 Comments

Shopping Guide to the Best Companies to Work For

With the beginning of 2017 right around the corner, many of us are searching relentlessly to find and evaluate all the great bargains. If we do this for our holiday shopping, why wouldn’t we invest as much time shopping for the best companies to work for?

I’m suggesting…

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Added by Marcy Travis on December 4, 2016 at 7:06am — No Comments

10 Steps to a Successful Government Applications

Last week I described how to use the Federal Government Job Announcement as a blueprint to create a resume for a Federal Government job. This week I’ll take you through 10 Federal Government…

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Added by Marcy Travis on November 20, 2016 at 7:19am — 1 Comment

Create a Resume for a Federal Government Job

If you are dreaming of working for the Federal Government, it is absolutely crucial to learn how to correctly create a resume for a Federal Government Job. As with most other companies you would apply to, the government is screening your application & resume.

Many people think the government…

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Added by Marcy Travis on November 13, 2016 at 3:01pm — 1 Comment

How to Fit Job Search Into a Busy Schedule

Have you ever felt like you were running around in circles, not getting anywhere with your job search or your life? I talk…

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Added by Marcy Travis on November 9, 2016 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

5 Reasons Why Millennials Find Temporary Work Satisfying

This post and graphic  is courtesy of Megan Wilson, Gherich & Co. Thanks Megan for this insightful post!!

Sometimes Millennials get a bad rap. They’re the ones who are completely connected to their devices, who find traditional work boring, who might be living with their parents into…

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Added by Marcy Travis on October 30, 2016 at 1:06pm — 5 Comments

Dream Big | You are a Masterpiece

Did you ever think of yourself as a masterpiece, or work of art? Probably not, but you are. If you thought of your life as a canvas, a picture being formed, you would dream big… really big.

Lean into your dreams and heart desires...…

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Added by Marcy Travis on October 16, 2016 at 2:19pm — 5 Comments

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