Tag: January 2016

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The first month of the year is over, and with it the “Beginnings’ project. We had 31 entries this month from 31 different contributors. (Way to go!). Two hit the Main Feed, and I am sure a couple of other would have had their authors not marked them “Do Not Promote”. One conversation racked up […]

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By the title I mean the beginning of the universe, as referred to in Genesis 1:1. Since the dawn of modernity (at least?), it’s been a popular notion that in ancient simpler times creation myths survived unchallenged, while it is only recently through the advancement of science that we have an alternative approach to understanding the origin […]

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The Five Files: A Different Way to Think About Job Searching

 

career-changeOver the years, I’ve helped a lot of people write their résumés and cover letters. Not one of them enjoyed putting them together. It’s a lot of work. I once read an article about the steps companies should take to retain their favorite employees. The author pointed out that employees who left were most likely to do so in their first year. I laughed because I knew why: Those new hires had just gone through the job search process, their résumé and contact list were up to date, they were used to making phone calls, and they were used to interviews: “If I don’t want to stay here, I don’t have to.”

Let me give you some good advice based on having helped a lot of people with job searches.

1. Update your master résumé twice a year.

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It takes so little to feed Group Writing – and you can help. There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of Ricochetti hungry for Group Writing every day. Group Writing feeds many needs on Ricochet. It provides a focus for conversation; the January topic is Beginnings. It offers a daily dose of conversation removed from politics. It […]

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