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Changing careers can be a huge commitment in terms of time, money, risk and effort which makes it well worth it to do as much research as possible before taking the plunge. The more thought and preparation you put in ahead of time, the more likely you are to end up a happy situation where you enjoy your job, make the salary you need and otherwise create the work/life that you want. But what are the best ways to find out about a new career without actually jumping in and getting a new job? …Continue
While a thoughtfully written thank you note is not enough to get you the job without solid qualifications, it helps to leave a positive impression in the mind of your interviewers. And in a competitive job market, every little bit helps! To make the most of your thank you notes after a job interview, here is my advice as a career counselor in Boston.
1. Traditional Paper versus Email Thank You…Continue
We’ve all been there, during a job search, when writing a paper, or just generally trying to get work done at home or in the office. You know you have to get things done, but you just don’t feel like it. From the outside, this may sound like a trivial problem. Many people would say, “Too bad. Deal with it!” and this isn’t entirely wrong advice, but it’s not always easy to make ourselves act just because we know it’s good for us and necessary. So, especially if you find yourself in an…Continue
As a career counselor in Boston, I often give clients or groups advice on how to target their resume, tailor their cover letter or customize their elevator speech. The question that almost inevitably comes up in each situation is, “But what if you’re applying for any job you can get? How do you present yourself if you can’t be targeted?”
Since this seems to be a fairly common issue, let me lend some perspective. My…Continue