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How to recover from a career stumble

It’s a reality that major career disappointments can happen even when you seem to be doing all the right things. You could be good at your job, work well with your team and receive solid performance reviews, but still be passed over for that promotion, miss out on that pay rise or, worse, get fired. Forewarned is forearmed, so here are some tips on how to deal with career stumbling blocks and even turn them into positives.

Returning to work after having a family

Many parents, after spending many years at home, raising their family are looking to return to the workforce. So, how do position yourself as a strong candidate amongst those who have been working?

Why am I not getting an interview?

If you are not getting results, here are some guidelines you can follow to increase your chances of being contacted for opportunities.

Preparing your resume to get promoted

When you are aiming for a promotion in your current field, the ideal resume is one that shows achievement in your current and past roles, a track record of successfully taking on increasing responsibilities, evidence of leadership at a level appropriate for the more senior role, involvement in areas that are directly related to the more senior role you are applying for, and through all of this, evidence of the appropriate skills.


Including contract work on your resume

There is a lot you can do to influence how the contracting experience is received. The first thing is to make sure that it is crystal clear to the scanning eye that these were contracts...

Working effectively with recruiters

Tips to help you make the most of your relationship with your recruiter.

Getting the most out of networking

Develop the right attitude; you have to want to make the effort. Smile and enjoy the opportunity to make new contacts!

Changing your career direction

Do you want to make a career change, but are afraid to take the leap or unsure of where to start? Here are some strategies you can use to make the change.

Why informational interviews are important

Advance your job search or explore possible career options through informational interviews. Done right, they can be a great way to expand your network and accelerate your career!

What's your value proposition?

The first step to building your brand is to create your value proposition. It's important when developing your value proposition that it be clear and concise. Start by brainstorming what the companies and industries you have researched have in common. What things do they want that you can provide? What is important to them?

Once you've identified common needs you can develop your value proposition around them. Keep in mind that the purpose of your value proposition is to identify and satisfy an unmet need of your target job market.


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