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Career Success Articles

Relaxed or Desperate: Which Describes You?

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

By Katie Smith When people generally think of job search we tend to think about things we should be doing. I would like to direct your attention inside and begin to observe how you are BEING in your life. Granted there are always things we need to DO to create our next position, but the way we ar…

Resume Keywords

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

by Tracy Laswell, CPRW, JCTC - CAREER-Magic.com More than ever before, a job seeker's resume must be carefully composed to appeal to applicant tracking systems, recruiters, and hiring managers. Each word on the page should support your specific career objective. And it better be all about bene…

Helping Friends & Family Through a Job Search: 10 Do’s & Don’t’s

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

By Tracy Laswell, CAREER-Magic.com tracy@career-magic.com – 303-424-1700 No doubt about it, job searching is a trying time, not just for job seekers, but for family and friends as well. And of course we want to help, we really do. Sometimes we’re successful, and sometimes we need to be more …

Smarter Job Search Workshop Series

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Not getting the results you want in your job search? Don't give up! Learn what you can do to take your search to the next level. The Smarter Job Search Workshops are interactive, information-packed one-hour workshops designed to make you more successful in a number of ways: Brand Yourself! …

Caffeinated Careers Club Westminster – 2nd Friday of the Month

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

What's the Caffeinated Careers Club? Caffeinated Careers Club in Westminster (formerly Olde Town Arvada) is one of the Denver metro area's longest-running job search club. Often imitated, but never matched! At the Caffeinated Careers Club, we network, share advice, job leads, resources, and e…

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…