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Cool Carrot Video Resume for Carrot Creative

One of the greatest joys I have with running Career Enlightenment is when job seekers get inspired to do something really creative to demonstrate their value and worth to a target organization. A long time reader of Career Enlightenment, Torrey Taralli, sent me a...

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The 5 Biggest Jobs Trends of 2017

The five biggest job trends to watch for in 2017 may leave some of us a little downhearted. A new report out this month by jobs portal Glassdoor points to far more automation of our jobs. Penned by chief executive Dr Andre Chamberlain, a former labor economist, the...

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Interview with PCC Career Specialist

Check out this FUN and lively interview with Becky Washington. Becky is the head of Career Services at Portland Community College and a long time Career Enlightenment fan. We talk often and I decided to record one of our conversations so you can get an inside scoop of...

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5 Things You Need to Do After the Interview

After all that hard work you put into dressing to impress and answering all those difficult questions, what should you be doing after a job interview? Sure, you can treat yourself, but I wouldn’t celebrate just yet … don’t forget that there are still things to be...

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Is Twitter The New Way to Find Hidden Jobs?

Just this week, I received a letter from a blog reader who wanted to know if social media really was the way for her to find her next job, because she is of an “older” generation – her words not mine. “What are your thoughts regarding Twitter as a tool to finding the...

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Challenging Four Workplace Image Myths

In November this year, Amy Adams chatted at a New York Times event about the effect of image on her career as an actress. Having been cast as a dumb blonde for most of her twenties, she dyed her hair red at 27 – and saw a marked difference in casting responses. “The...

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Your Next Job Search Doesn’t Need to Be Painful

Anyone who has ever gone through the process knows that looking for a new job can be a frustrating, dispiriting, and painful experience. Like root canal painful. I know this because I’ve experienced several extended periods of unemployment in my life.  I also speak...

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A Meditation Guide For Job Seekers

So far, I have not dabbled in the metaphysical on this blog. Nor am I about to. However, meditation is an essential part of my life and has helped me in ways that go beyond words. So I feel compelled to share some of my experience with you. In 1996 I traveled to Nepal...

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