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Restarting Your Career?

So, you’ve been on a career break. How long has it been… three years, five years, more? Whether you took time off to care for your children or to travel the world, relaunching your career is a major undertaking, especially these days. Just sending out a bunch of resumes won’t do the trick. 10 Tips For Relaunching Your Career Here …

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Boulder 3rd best U.S. city for STEM jobs

Boulder is the third-best city for graduates with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees, according to a new study. That’s good, because according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary in 2014 STEM occupations was about $81,000, compared with the $47,000 average salary for all occupations. According to a new study by San Francisco-based financial analyst website NerdWallet, …

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Still Looking For The Perfect Career?

Some careers seem to maintain a powerful allure Many people fantasizing about leaving their jobs for careers that seem to offer deep meaning, like teaching or non-profit work, or apparent autonomy, like entrepreneurship. Others are attracted by high-status, high-pay occupations such as law and consulting. Still others want to work in broadcasting or publishing, for example, which maintain a glamorous …

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Riskiest Career Move? – Not Taking a Risk

Mark was a survivor. Until he was fired in 2012, six months shy of his 50th birthday, he’d done everything right — rising through the ranks of the book publishing industry, from editorial assistant to associate editor to senior editor, then into management as an editor-in-chief. But as e-books and Amazon destabilized the industry, and waves of consolidation contracted available …

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A Proactive Job Search Strategy

There are two kinds of job searches, proactive and reactive. Most people use reactive job search strategies, which means they look for job openings and then apply to ones that interest them. So, when you send your resume to recruiters and respond to job board postings, you are really at the mercy of what comes up.  In a proactive job search, you pick the …

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Denver a top 10 city for IT job growth

Denver is ranked among 10 “hot cities for IT pros in 2015” by InformationWeek. The business-technology news outlet used data for the year ending in January from tech jobs site Dice.com to compare markets with at least 500 information-technology job listings. “Recruiters at both Eliassen and Mondopicked Denver among their hottest IT hiring markets so far in 2015,” the report says. “It’s one …

A Great Resume

Resume Essentials for the New Year

It’s no secret – writing your own resume is hard! In only a few seconds, you need to engage and intrigue the hiring staff, and prove you’re worth an interview. But how can you do that? Related: 3 Tips To Get Your Resume In The ‘Yes’ Pile If you feel like you’re in a resume writing rut you may be too …

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Get Out Of That Unemployment Funk!

Unemployment is not easy… Especially when you’ve been out of a job for more than six months. You don’t know what day it is, you don’t have to wake up early (at least not for work), and you’ve developed a not-so-friendly relationship with your computer. Related: The 3-Step ‘Beat Unemployment’ Plan In the more extreme of cases, your bills may be …

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Cover Letter Killers!

Great cover letters can be killed with these simple mistakes Sometimes, fixing the little things can offer the most benefit. Anyone writing a cover letter to a hiring rep should follow some golden rules before hitting start on the fax machine, licking that envelope shut, or hitting “Send” on that e-mail. Related: 7 Examples Of Fresh New Ways To Start Your Cover …

Networking Myths – To Forget!

Do you cringe when you hear about networking? Networking has a bad rap, but it is simply about building relationships, which is the cornerstone of both life and every success. Forget these five networking myths that hold you back, and start using networking to your advantage. MYTH: It’s about strong relationships. You don’t have to wait until you’ve had coffee with someone …

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Why You Haven’t Heard Back From Recruiters

Samantha was fed up. Her job was frustrating and her boss was uninspiring. Then one day, a recruiter called with the job of her dreams. Ten minutes into the conversation, Samantha could see herself in a bigger office, making double her current salary, and working for the boss of her dreams. “I’m very interested!” she told the recruiter. And she began the process …

Submit a Proposal Not a Resume

Using a proposal rather than a resume directly demonstrates your value.  Knowing how companies decide which candidates to interview and whom to hire can help job seekers increase their odds of getting interviewed and ultimately hired. The following is a disruptor idea and not guaranteed to work, but if you’re not having any luck being interviewed for good jobs you …