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  • Calling Potential Contacts

    In every human being, there is an intrinsic part that wants to help others. There is also an intrinsic part that prompts us to reach out to ask for help. In this digital age, sometimes it works to pick up the phone and talk directly to potential connections. But when job seeke… more

  • Bad Resume Advice: Nine Resume Writing Don’ts

    What is some of the worst resume advice you've ever gotten? Some resumes I’ve reviewed recently make me shake my head. Where on earth did the resume owners get their advice? In light of sequestration and the government shutdown, make sure your resume is in shape. These ti… more

  • Recommendations May Get You Noticed

    Nothing provides a warm, fuzzy feeling better than a business professional recommendation for capabilities and work performance. In the last part of the 20th Century, recommendations were normally provided via letterhead, and in many cases it was hard to pin down the ‘boss’ t… more

  • How Volunteering Equals Work Experience on Your Resume

    Many don’t realize just how important volunteer work is on their resume and how their involvement can open employment doors. A few hours a month given to a worthy cause can add up over the years. Having this type of experience on one’s resume indicates several things. The … more

  • How to Quit Your Job Gracefully

    How did you leave your last job? Was it a graceful exit or a train wreck? In this video filmed at the Women's Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, Patra Frame recommends that you start by preparing yourself. Your first step is to tell your boss before anyone else. Expre… more