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General 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…

The Smallest Companies are the Biggest Employers

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

It has long been my observation that those job seekers who are unemployed the longest and have the highest levels of frustration frequently focus almost exclusively on very large  companies. Very large employers are harder to get into because they attract so much candidate attention, they are fo…

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…

CAREER-Magic.com is BBB Accredited with an A+ Rating

Monday, July 10th, 2017

  and we also won the Gold Star Award for 2014.…

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 …

Connecting with Recruiters in Your Job Search

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

by Tracy Laswell My job search clients often ask me for referrals to a good "headhunter." Other folks find me on LinkedIn read in my profile that I work as a Contract Recruiter and want me to "work with them" on finding a new job. After a little Q&A on the subject, I often find that my client…

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…

The Job Market is Great – Why is My Job Search So Slow?

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Great article by Aldo Svaldi in Sunday's Denver Post. http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_13735365 What I liked about this particular article is that instead of just relating the bad news, it offers insights into what's going on behind the scenes when you apply for a job and practical ways to …

The Power of Positive Thinking

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Article excerpt by Katie B. Smith ...what keeps you thinking positive? How can you reframe your negative thinking into positive thinking, or at least thoughts of possibility? Read more at Katie's Blog: http://katiebsmith.wordpress.com/…

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…