This section has a host of resources to help you with your career journey. There are links to my book on salary negotiations and other articles and interviews I have done. There are in-depth descriptions of job search tools and techniques, from resumes to interview preparation. I have also included a section on other career professionals to help you find a job search coach, resume writer, or career professional with a specific area of expertise.

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Job Search Checklist

Like any project, a job search has a series of milestones that you will need to pass on your way to your...


15 Pieces of Career Advice to Crush it

To help you along the way, we reached out to Karen Chopra, a Washington-based Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor, for...

Washingtonian Article

Steps in a Job Search

Only 15% of all jobs are ever listed in the paper, on-line or with recruiters. Below is a description of how you...


Creating a Target Statement

The target statement is the rudder of your job search. A clear target statement will lead to an effective job search.A target...


Compiling Target List

A target list is a list of companies that hire people for the types of positions you are seeking. You want a...


Using the Target List

Once you have a target list of 50-100 organizations that could potentially hire you for the job you want, that target list...


Resume Basics

In an ideal world, you would take your time to craft a resume, and go through multiple iterations to get it right....


Sample Resume

This sample resume demonstrates the basic structure for a resume, with minimal formatting. See the resource “Writing a Resume in a Hurry”...


Cover Letters

Reports of the cover letter’s demise are greatly exaggerated. Despite the proliferation of online applications where cover letters are optional or not...



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