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  • Career Benefits of Volunteering
    by Paul Freiberger - October 26, 2018
    How Good Deeds Help Your Cause, Boost Your Skills and Add a Spark to Your LinkedIn Profile Volunteer work often involves skills and responsibilities that translate nicely to the workplace, but people tend to neglect those activities and say “it wasn’t a real job.” Volunteering as a Big Brother was challenging and satisfying for me. I connected with a delightful young man and watched him grow. In additio...
  • What You Should Expect in a Job Offer
    by Paul Freiberger - October 11, 2018
    What to do before accepting the job You’ve run the gauntlet of the job search and come out in one piece. In fact, everything has gone so well that an offer is on the way. All that’s needed is the quick finalization of a few details, and you’ll have the offer in hand. What should you expect to see? The first and most important answer to that question is contained in the question itself. What should you e...
  • Navigating the Informational Interview
    by Paul Freiberger - September 26, 2018
    Not every interview in your job search is a job interview. Consider the informational interview. An informational interview is a chance to meet briefly with someone in your field and talk about that person’s company, her career, and the industry as a whole. It’s as simple as that. It’s also a crucial facet of a best practice job search. Unlike a job interview, the informational interview lacks a predete...
  • Why Passion is the Ultimate Job Hunt Secret for Success
    by Paul Freiberger - August 23, 2018
    The Best Job Search Tool Isn’t an App or Spreadsheet. Are you tired of reading countless self-help blogs in the quest for landing a job? Are you crumbling under the weight of unemployment? For millions, the waking nightmare of unemployment, and even underemployment, feels like a never-ending cycle of applications, waiting and researching. Even the most qualified of job seekers find the mounting pressure of sendi...
  • The Best Professional Resumes Include Mentoring as a Core Skill
    by Paul Freiberger - April 11, 2018
    Mentoring is a Core Competency That Belongs on Your Best Professional Resume. Today, mentorship still plays a vital role in today's corporate environment, but its importance is often underrated or poorly understood. Increasingly, companies value mentoring programs and realize that mentoring is a skill that can help business. A Harvard Business Review study showed that two-thirds of executives reported that they had b...
  • Practical Help in Resume Writing Services for Career Change
    by Paul Freiberger - March 16, 2018
    Looking for secrets of the career change job search and the career change resume? When you are contemplating a career change, you certainly need to know what job you want to do. But making a change can force you to know what you want your job to do for you. Look at yourself, your career, and your goals. Goals may change over the course of your career. You may have more of an eagerness to contribute to others. Or your pers...
  • Job Search Strategy Jump-Start Plan for the New Graduate
    by Paul Freiberger - August 30, 2017
    Recent College Graduates: Develop a Job Search Strategy How can you launch your job search after getting your degree? It’s hard when you continue to hear reports of how tough a new grad job search can be. Despite stagnant wage growth in the United States, there’s actually some good news for the class of 2017. Entry-level jobs are paying more on average for new grads than they ever have, 3 percent more than t...
  • Job Search Strategy: Four Big Questions to Start the Search
    by Paul Freiberger - August 9, 2017
    Unless you have a personal connection to a wish-granting genie, the best job search strategy doesn’t work well as a spur-of-the-moment undertaking. If for some reason you’re wishing for career help and not for pots of gold and superpowers, a job search takes preparation. If you want to put yourself in the best position to succeed, you can start your preparation by asking yourself these four questions. Why am...
  • Bay Area Job Search Presents Special Challenges for Older Adults
    by Paul Freiberger - June 27, 2017
    One of the biggest mistakes people make in their Bay Area job search is assuming that the process hasn’t changed much. It has. On the other hand, some older job seekers also overestimate how much hiring has changed. Despite Applicant Tracking System technology and video interviews, the fact remains: it’s still people making the decision to hire people. Post-50 Bay Area Job Search Not Your Last Even if you&rsq...
  • Who Wrote Your Executive Resume? The Correct Answer for the Executive Job Seeker May Surprise You
    by Paul Freiberger - March 15, 2017
    Who wrote your resume? At first glance, that may seem like an odd question for a job interviewer or recruiter to ask an executive job candidate. Even if it’s not the first item on the interview agenda, however, reports from the interviewing front indicate that it comes up often enough to be worth a few words of advice. There’s good news. The question may seem to come from left field, but handling it is straig...