Monthly Archives: February 2014

Pros and Cons of a Video Resume (Candidate Perspective)

By: Debra Wheatman Debra Wheatman, CPRW, CPCC is president of Careers Done Write, a premier career-services provider focused on developing highly personalized career roadmaps for senior leaders and executives across all verticals and industries. Debra may be contacted directly at debra@careersdonewrite.com. Visit her site at: careersdonewrite.com. Follow Debra on Twitter. Video resumes can be an advantage to certain candidates

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How To Build a Versatile Workforce

By: Debra Wheatman Debra Wheatman, CPRW, CPCC is president of Careers Done Write, a premier career-services provider focused on developing highly personalized career roadmaps for senior leaders and executives across all verticals and industries. Debra may be contacted directly at debra@careersdonewrite.com. Visit her site at: careersdonewrite.com. Follow Debra on Twitter. Is your company prepared for an unexpected departure of

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Networking is NOT About You

When most people start networking, they tend to make the mistake of centering the relationship around themselves. Their needs, their resolution to get a job, their wants. But what about the individual on the other side of this networking relationship? Unless they are a family member or very close friend, they don’t have an obligation

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Is Job Hopping the New Normal?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, today’s typical employee stays at each job for 4.4 years (source: Forbes). Compared to earlier generations, this is very little time at each position! Before you decide whether or not this job-hopping trend is for you, consider some of the pros and cons of doing so. The Pros:

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The Power of Emotion

I was a server for a couple of years during college. Although serving is typically seen as a minimum-wage, non-impressive, no-degree-required type job, I cannot stress enough how important that position was to me in learning good communication and customer service skills. I learned how to quickly and easily connect with strangers and build lasting

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Just how far can my soft skills get me?

When I first started learning about the idea of soft skills being a critical component of whether or not you are hired, I’ll admit that I was quite skeptical. It’s strange to wrap your head around the fact that a job seeker that has better soft skills but less impressive technical skills when compared to

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