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Marcella Van Oel is a contributing writer and content curator constantly keeping up with trends and relevant ideas for the jobfully audience.

Three Ways To Present Temp Jobs On Your Resume

Tweet Much of the cautionary advice about presenting temporary employment on your resume suggests that it may raise a red flag to employers, or brand you as unreliable. However, freelancing, contracting and other short-term work do not have to show you in an unfavorable light.

When Working Harder Isn’t Working

Tweet Have you ever worn yourself out with a course of action that simply didn’t produce the results you intended? Job seekers and working people alike are urged to work harder at achieving their goals, when working smarter is actually what they are really looking for.

Optimizing the Jobless Interval in Your Life

Tweet Jobseekers sometimes worry they may be passed over for a job because they’ve been unemployed “too long”.  A six month job search is not uncommon yet that gap may create a negative image for some hiring managers.  To strengthen your resume and your position with the interviewer you will need a viable story that [...]

Relationship Building: 101

Tweet Let’s say that you’ve already identified at least one person, maybe a few people, who do the kind of work you’d like to do. In other words, you have a role model.  In order to make best use of this relationship, there are a few things to understand about choosing to associate with like-minded people [...]

Making Contact With Employers

Tweet The best ways to establish social connections as described in this video are still viable today. Find someone you know in the company, so that you have a first point of entry. Using that acquaintance, you’ll want to make a contact one level deeper in the organization. With your introduction to the next person,  [...]

Turn Your Resume Straw Into Gold

Tweet I’ve just been handed a list of six terms that no one is interested in seeing on your resume.  When you see them on your resume here are some reminders of ways to revise them to your advantage.  Keep in mind: Get to the point quickly. 1)      Responsible for Doesn’t every job come with [...]

Are You A SMART Job Seeker?

Tweet If you want the qualities of a successful job seeker, consider: 1)      Strategy:  Most job seekers have none, or poor strategies for approaching job search.  There are hundreds of applicants per job via electronic listing and many looking for work still use this method as their main approach when only 15% of jobs are [...]

Small Business Challenges, Your Opportunities

Tweet In order to bridge the gap between an employer’s needs and your own, try putting yourself in their shoes, and you’ll get a huge perspective shift. I recently sat in on a group discussion about the needs of a small advertising agency regarding client relationships and talent acquisition for the firm, and found the concerns surprisingly similar. [...]

Getting ready for that recovery

Tweet This is an excerpt from Mary Lockman’s article Getting ready for that recovery,  found in the March 2010 issue of Seattle Woman magazine. With economic recovery arriving on such an uneven trajectory, it is a good time to be proactive about your career. Here are some things you can do to prepare for what’s ahead. [...]

In The Interest Of Not Wasting Time…

Tweet What do you do with your time between jobs? After you’ve run through all the domestic busy-making you can make with cleaning, decluttering and other garden variety household chores, sooner or later you’ll want to take a deep breath and face the inevitable with a closer look. Besides taking classes and volunteering, what are some of the creative ways [...]

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