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Career Success Articles

Smarter Job Search Workshop Series

Monday, January 2nd, 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! …

8 Reasons to Make the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

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, …

Sharper Resumes – Results, Relevance

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

by Tracy Laswell, CPRW, JCTC - CAREER-Magic.com More than ever before, a job seeker's resume must be carefully composed in such a way that each word on the page supports a specific career objective. And it better be all about benefits of hiring you: 75% or more of the content needs to prove your …

Caffeinated Careers Club Arvada – 2nd Friday of the Month

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

What's the Caffeinated Careers Club? Caffeinated Careers Club in 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 encouragement. Facilitated by job s…

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

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

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…

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

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

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 …

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 …

Relaxed or Desperate: Which Describes You?

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

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…

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…