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Career Success Articles

8 Reasons to Make the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

My clients in job search are often curious about whether they should have a profile on LinkedIn. I am very enthusiastic about the benefits of networking online, particularly on LinkedIn. Here's why: LinkedIn is sort of a one-stop shop for career management - it functions as your online resume, …

12 Ways to Stay Positive in a Long-Drawn-Out Job Search

Monday, May 1st, 2017

by Tracy Laswell, CPRW, JCTC - CAREER-Magic.com No doubt about it, job searching can be a draining, emotionally gut-wrenching, and depressing experience. The world as you know it hangs in the balance throughout a long, anxiety-ridden jaunt through the unknown. As a job search expert, a big part o…

Jet-lagged and Culture-Shocked: Back to work!

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Recently a client of mine abruptly returned to a 40-hour a week job after more than a year of unemployment. He related his surprise at how he felt returning the 9-to-5 in a busy workplace, even having had many years of such experience. The words culture shock and jet lag came to mind - after being …

An Upside to the Recession? My thoughts exactly…

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

An esteemed colleague of mine, Carol Ross, writes a brilliant blog, often putting lucid words around the topics that I find myself pondering (though with less clarity). Her most recent, The Upside to a Recession, is about "realistic optimism" --an oxymoron better known as the silver lining…

Creating Job Security in the New Millennium

Friday, February 20th, 2009

What does the phrase "job security" mean to you? Twenty-five years ago, job security meant finding a position in a good company, showing up on time, and performing one's duties reasonably well. Advancement within the ranks was also fairly predictable. When I hear people use the phrase "job securi…

Career Success in a New Era – Surfing the Wave

Friday, February 20th, 2009

Here we stand, staring straight into the new millennium, in the infancy of the Information Age. How is it, then, that you're still managing your career like it's the early '80's? Many of the assumptions and values around your career, which made perfect sense in the Industrial Age, have been outdated…