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How to Turn Your Passion into a Career


Turn Your Passion into a CareerToday’s economic times force you to look at where you are. Working for a sizable paycheck or for notable prestige isn’t fulfilling enough for most people during challenging times—or anytime for that matter.

We want…heck, we NEED to feel internally fueled by our work.

Turning your passion into an intrinsically rewarding and financially sustainable career is the dream of many, yet truly achieved by only a few.

Here are the steps you can take to put you on a path of turning your passion into your next career move – followed by the steps you need to take to make it happen:Continue Reading…

Seven Good Reasons for a Summertime Job Search


summertime job searchFor anyone considering a job shift, or currently seeking employment, there are some compelling reasons not to take the summer off. Dropping out of the market for two or three months leaves you out of the flow—and out of the running when new opportunities arise. Keep in mind that the slow-down of the summer holidays affects business, but not necessarily the hiring cycle.

Even six years after the end of the Great Recession, the job climate continues to rebound. Companies remain in flux—and layoffs such as those recently announced by Microsoft continue—but job creation continues as well. Make sure that your name is out there when new jobs open by staying active in your search all year round.

As a recruiter, I found my busiest seasons were often those you least expect—summer and the holidays. Consider these top tips for sticking with your employment search during the summer months:

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Exploratory Interviews: How to Land Them and Make Them Work for You


exploratory interviewsQuestion: When is a job interview not a job interview?
Answer: When it is an exploratory (or informational) interview.

Exploratory interviews are a high-value way to network, obtain information and leave a good impression in a workplace that might interest you. Whether you seek a position, or desire a transition, an IEJI can bridge the distance between where you are in your career and where you want to be.

Even without a current job opening, company management often welcomes these conversations with high-caliber talent as a proactive way to procure talent for the next open position. You can access their expertise and investigate your options by arranging an exploratory or informational executive job interview (IEJI).Continue Reading…

Three Things You Can Do TODAY To Move Your Passive Job Search Forward

Written by Lisa Rangel, Executive Resume Writer

Feeling like you want to see what opportunity is out there in the marketplace? Not sure what to do to get it going or if you even want to look for a job? Well, start your own research tour. Learn about what you think you may want to do next. You do not need to start with your resume, if you do not know where you want to go yet. To help you get that direction, here are three things you can do today to begin assembling information to help you:Continue Reading…