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“Tell Me About Yourself”: Vo Tech Students

In the middle of my career, I took a segue from leadership roles in Corporate America in Finance, IT and Executive Recruiting to serving as Director of Career Services at a school providing training in the Allied Health field. Programs included Medical Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, Surgical Technician, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Cardiac Sonography/Echo Tech, […]

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How well do you sell your education?

Whether you are a new graduate without work experience or a person with a new degree later in his/her career, your degree or certificate represents your new knowledge, your discipline in obtaining it and how that translates into your potential for future success. The credential itself, whether it is a Certificate, an Associate degree or […]

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Resumes, Bios & LinkedIn: Your Face to the World

Many years ago, Susan Bixler, a pioneer in the field of professional image, got my attention with the following statement: Although people should be judged by their innate worth, it is often a first impression that determines whether someone will stick around long enough to let them reveal it. In the world of career management, […]

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Showcasing Board Experience in a Bio or Resume

My foray into working with board members was with board candidates, often individuals looking to join their first board. As my client base in this area has expanded, the need to present the work that a board member has done while serving on a board has increased. The solution, it turns out, is straightforward. Treat […]

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What are your references saying about you?

I once again came across the information about a company that will check your references on a confidential bases to see what they are saying about you. Here is the information: “CAREER THOUGHT LEADERS (CTL), NEWS & EVENTS   Allison & Taylor and JobReferences.com have joined Career Thought Leaders as a Promotional Associate Organization! They offer a […]

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How is executive/c-level job search different?

Submitted for consideration in an article in the ATD publication CTDO that caters to executives in learning and development such as Chief Learning Officers Executive/c-level job search is different from job search by managers and professionals because it is still personal. Executive recruiters from Associate to Partner, for example, still talk with sources, prospects and […]

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Murky Waters and Transferable Skills

The murky waters of resumes based on transferable skills From time to time, my resume writers and I get contacted by people wanting to change fields or industries and ask for a version – or 2nd version – of their resumes based on transferable skills, hoping to get hired based on skills they have acquired […]

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What Boards Want

In working with executives who are interested in serving on Boards, I always have them try to find some descriptions of actual Board seats that are in play – perhaps “specs” from a recruiting firm handling a Board search or from the company’s Board selection committee. The descriptions are useful in aligning the candidate with […]

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Yellow Brick Path marks 10-year anniversary with a makeover

It’s hard to believe that Yellow Brick Path and its team of consultants and coaches have been serving clients for a decade in defining their career paths, presenting themselves professionally, gaining visibility, and finding their next jobs. During that time, the focus of the company has evolved, the job search and recruiting marketplace has changed […]

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A book review: Will College Pay Off?

Book Citation Information Will College Pay Off? A Guide to the Most Important Financial Decision You’ll Ever Make, by Peter Cappelli, 2015. PublicAffairs™, a Member of the Perseus Books Group, New York, NY, USA. 215 pages.

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