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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Resume Basics

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

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Sample Resume

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

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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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