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Career Transition

The Definitive Guide To Conducting Layoffs and Effective Outplacement

Conducting a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) is one of the most difficult actions for business leaders and HR. It is never taken lightly and can cause a huge negative ripple-effect if not managed well. We have seen RIFs impact performance and culture for years after the event, with stories of the RIF shared with multiple generations of employees.

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Coping with Stress During a Job Loss

Most workers today expect to remain at a company for a period, but anticipate changing jobs in order to advance their careers or ensure job continuity.

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Getting Fired: An Opportunity for Change and Growth

The words that strike fear in all working persons -- fired, terminated, laid off, let go, restructured, dismissed, downsized, rightsized -- mean only one thing: you're back on the job market looking for new employment opportunities.

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Surviving Unemployment: How to Keep Your Head After Losing Your Job

Millions of people are out of work and many more will lose their jobs. Even in good times there are large numbers of people who get fired, usually due to nothing about their own performance at work.

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There are 5 Stages of Job Loss Depression

When it comes to job loss, it doesn’t matter if you’ve been fired (lost job due to your performance), or laid off (lost job due to your company’s performance), the fact remains you must deal with a five-letter word: grief.

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6 Little Known Reasons Why You Can Get Hired in November and December

“The holidays are slow for hiring.” Well, don’t believe it! If you are still energized, then keep your job search going through the holidays. Here are 6 Little Known Reasons Why You Can Get Hired in November and December and how your efforts can pay off:

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How to Create a Searchable Job Resume Profile

While searching for employment, job seekers can improve their chances of being hired by being more visible on the internet. But being visible does not always mean being registered on every job portal imaginable; being visible means having searchable resume profiles that get noticed.

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Resume, Meet the Computer: Top Formatting Tips for ATS

Considering how many employers have turned to Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to manage online applications, it has become essential to consider how our resumes get “read” by these systems.

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Optimize Your Resume to be Found by Recruiters

When you aren't customizing your resume for a specific opportunity (highly recommended!), you should design your resume to meet the needs of the Web and job board search engines because recruiters DO search the Web and job boards for resumes.

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Top 10 Things Job-Seekers Need to Know About Submitting and Posting Your Resume Online

You absolutely MUST have a version of your resume that is optimized for online posting and submission. Here are the top things you need to know!

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Five Top Tips for Using Job Boards Effectively

With competition so fierce on job boards, it’s essential candidates hit all the right notes. Here are some tips for improving your success rate.

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The Right (And Wrong) Ways To Use Job Boards

Employment sites can be a terrible waste of time for job seekers -- unless you know how to get the most out of them.

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Using Job Boards

They are everywhere, from huge national job boards to niche job boards run by industry publications. Job boards can help you reach thousands of employers and recruiters.

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Guide to Using LinkedIn for Job Search

I find many job seekers confuse the intelligent use of social media with a loss of privacy. This is a serious mistake.

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10 Ways to Use LinkedIn in Your Job Search

LinkedIn is an insanely useful tool for every working person, not to mention every job-seeker and student.

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12 Surprising Interview Tips

You’re almost there. Your resume landed you an interview and now it’s time to seal the deal. So what’s the best way to prepare?

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10 Best Job Interview Tips for Job-Seekers

When you have successfully mastered cover letters, resumes, and job applications and are receiving requests for interviews, it’s time to understand how to succeed in the job interview so that you are ever closer to your goal of obtaining one or more job offers.

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Correcting the 5 Most Common Mistakes Mid-Level Job Seekers Make

Moving from mid-level management to the corner office requires many things: the right experience, expertise and top-notch performance. It also requires interviews–and lots of them.

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