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Posted August 19, 2015 by

Career Advice from the Big Screen

Whether you are beginning your career or starting a new one, success is achieved by having a willingness to learn.  While you can get career advice from your family and friends, as well as online, there is another source where you can find it.  That is from the movies.  The following infographic shares some tips you can apply to your career. (more…)

Posted May 13, 2015 by

How To Write Crisp, Clean, Clutter-free Cover Letters!

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

There’s nothing quite like a crisp, clean, clutter-free dress shirt or blouse. It makes a statement about the person wearing it. And the same is true for a job search cover letter. Include your experience and skills in as few words as possible and then ask for an interview for the job you want. The hiring manager will remember you because your cover letter will have made a statement about you as a person. (more…)

Posted September 25, 2014 by

Want a promotion? 5 Tips to Move Your Career Ahead

Robin Ryan

Robin Ryan

“People lack initiative” says this Senior HR director sitting across from me. “They come to me and say ‘what do I need to do next to get promoted?’ It seems so obvious to me and yet they can’t see the opportunities in front of their faces.'”

Is she talking about you? Do you just expect your boss or HR to lead the way? You must take the lead in managing your own career. Managers and mentors can advise you but the real work starts with you. Here are 5 ways to move yourself and your career forward. (more…)

Posted September 03, 2014 by

Interviewing for Jobs as a Recent Graduate and Want to Play Up Your Travel Experience? Skills You Should Highlight

If you’re a recent graduate interviewing for jobs and believe your travel experience can help you, the following post shares some skills you should talk about.

You’ve just returned from a big trip abroad. Maybe it was the post-graduation backpacking trip you always dreamed of, or maybe it was the career break you desperately needed. But now you’re back in the real world. And you need a job. You’ve lined up some interviews, but are

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Posted May 07, 2014 by

A Job Interview Secret Worth “Sharing”?

Jimmy Sweeney

Jimmy Sweeney, President of CareerJimmy

Roger walked out of the interview room, his palms still moist, and his heart rate finally settling down. “I’m pretty sure I did okay. Maybe not perfect, but I was really nervous going in,” he told his friend Bob who’d come along for support.

Now it was the hiring manager’s move—deciding whether or not to invite Roger back for a second interview.

This is the hard part for any job candidate. But you don’t have to sit back and twiddle your thumbs or pig out on donuts while you wait for a response.

Here is a secret that you can apply, one that Roger used too. (more…)

Posted May 02, 2014 by

How to Become a Successful Teacher

Jack Wieczorek

Jack Wieczorek

To be a successful teacher can mean many things – most of the time it’s the question of the right personality, others times it’s good habits and a willingness to work hard to achieve one’s goals. There are, however, a few things all great teachers have in common – features that can be acquired by everyone up for a little challenge. (more…)

Posted February 10, 2014 by

Got Technology? A Helpful Skill to Compete for an Entry Level Job

Even though you may not be the most tech savvy person, being skilled in technology could make the difference in your search for an entry level job.  Learn more in the following post.

My biggest fear: I won’t keep up with current trends and I’ll end up an ancient dinosaur. You know, the ones who never adapted. We all know what happens to them. They get left behind – considered irrelevant and too onerous to be useful. As much as new tech might frighten us, and as much as we might not

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