• In a Career Rut?

    Do you feel like you are in a rut with your current job? Need/want to make more money? Feel overworked and underappreciated? There are a lot of people who are
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  • Is your Resume Converting?

    Have you sent out resume after resume without a response? Is your resume written properly to get you to the next step? Does your resume convey the right message about
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  • Honing Your Elevator Speech!

    Have you ever heard the expression honing your elevator speech?  The basic concept behind it is simple. 
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  • Career tips for college women

    The one thing I fear as an adult is to wake up every morning knowing that I will hate what I do. I fear the thought of knowing deep down
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What is a Virtual Assistant?

A Virtual Assistant, also known as a VA has a broad job description. Most people will think of a work at home secretary, but this position has evolved over the years to include many skill sets that will benefit any business or professional. Some people will use this term when they need a personal assistant who may book flights, shop online for them, or any task that a person needs help with and can be done online. A Virtual Assistant is more of an administrative assistant to assist with office work. Of course, like the title Virtual this is an online position so the office work will be projects that can be completed online and not in an actual office. This is a great position if you are looking for a flexible position that you can work from home around your schedule. Most work is given to the Virtual Assistant with a completion date; so as long as you can complete the project by the date you are able to work around your schedule. This makes this particular job perfect for a stay at home mom, retiree, or someone who needs/wants to make extra money each month.

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Expand Your 30 Mile Radius for Job Searches!

 

For many job seekers, especially those actively seeking new employment, the number one reason they are looking for a new job: Money! However, would you like to take a guess what is a very, very, very close second? The commute! Talk to anyone, whether they live in a large city or a rural area, their commute to and from work in relation to time and miles simply drives people crazy. In addition, those looking for work, will say "WOW what a great job just too far from home, it doesn't make sense." These commutes or potential commutes take away from the love of the job, maybe the upside in pay, productivity, time away from home or family, and more unwanted stress in life.

Most job seekers have such a limited job search due to demographics, where they live. So it begs the question, "Why limit yourself?" Why wouldn't you or couldn't you live 1000 or 2000 miles away from the office?

 

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The Power of a Part-Time Job!

 

One of the most difficult aspects that most families struggle with is the ability to save money. In some cases as stay at home moms, we want the ability to contribute financially. However, the most important responsibility you have chosen is to stay home and raise your family. No doubt about it, this is the number one objective. In looking at other options to help the family financially it seems near impossible to juggle the kid’s schedule, costs of day care, or wanting to be gone from your home full-time. The truth is, you can have it all.

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Are You The "6 Second" Hire?

 

 

 

There are many studies that are conducted about the behaviors of employers, hiring managers, and job seekers. One that stuck out was conducted by the Ladders employment website. They conducted an "eye-tracking" study that pinpoints 6 seconds as the average time hiring managers and recruiters spend looking at a resume to determine if they are a fit. Amazing, if you truly think about. It all comes done to a few basic elements.

In the process of the 6 second hire, it is not so much that you will be hired, it is about getting this person's attention for the next 60 seconds and 60 seconds after that. The NO will come in 6 seconds. I want you to think of this process as how the TV is worked in your home:

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