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Asked by Samantha on July 7, 2017

I'm moving from Atlanta to Seattle in two months. I've been actively searching for jobs for months now, but I've only gotten two call-backs and nothing since. Am I just going to have to wait until I arrive in Seattle and get a Seattle address before my prospects will change? What can I do to encourage employers to choose me, despite my current residence being so far away from the market I wish to work in?

Worthington, AT&T, Hill-Rom, Broadridge, ADP have responded.

There are a couple of options you have when considering a change in career/location. The first one is to completely leave your address off of your resume. We see this very often in today's age where…

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Asked by Justine on July 6, 2017

Hi, how do I find my passion?

ADM, Textron, Hill-Rom, AT&T, Broadridge, DuPont, ADP have responded.

Hi,  That is a difficult thing for many people so do not feel alone.  If you were independently wealthy and did not need to work, what would you do?  That is what you love and have a passion…

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Asked by Albert on June 13, 2017

I applied for a job two months ago. It's status says in progress. They also posted the job again. I applied again. It's still saying in progress. What does this mean?

Cardinal Health, DuPont, Textron, ManpowerGroup have responded.

This could mean a few different things. The position could have been put on hold and the company is now recruiting for it again. Or, the posting could have expired and it was re-posted because they are still…

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Asked by Cynthia on April 9, 2017

I quit work 18 years ago when I had children and would like to return to full-time employment. I have an accounting degree from Texas A&M. I have applied to numerous positions and I have not received a phone call so I'm wondering if the gap in my resume is turning potential employers away. Any advice on how I can get back to work? Thanks!

VFC, ManpowerGroup, DuPont have responded.

Couple things I would recommend are applying to Temp agencies as way to get your foot in the door at local companies.  This will give you the opportunity to brush up on your skills and to try out different…

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Asked by Jeffrey on September 3, 2016

I am a teacher in Oklahoma that is looking for new career. I have a masters degree in Leadership and 11 years experience in sales and marketing. What is your advice for a new career direction? How should i begin my career search?

AT&T, ADM, ManpowerGroup have responded.

Hi there!  It's can be really exciting to decide to strike out in a new direction.  It can also be discouraging at times, not to mention anxiety ridden and frustrating.  None of those downsides…

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Blog post on March 2, 2015

How to Change Careers

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Changing careers is common for many people. Whether you’ve simply discovered you actually hate your current career path or your industry has made it impossible for you to continue being employed...

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Blog post on February 26, 2015

5 Ways to Improve Your Resume

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You found the perfect job opening. It has all the elements you desire: compensation, corporate culture, and location are all in line with your dream job...

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Blog post on February 23, 2015

Coffee Fiends In The Workplace

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Coffee is a national pastime for millions of people in the US. From the first cup shortly after the alarm goes off in the morning, to the 3pm refuel we’re a country that loves our bitter caffeinated beverages...

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Blog post on February 20, 2015

The Balancing Act Of Vacation Time

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Vacation time can be a difficult subject to deal with in the workplace. Most companies have a set amount of paid time off based on various elements that designate a person’s ‘right’ to more or less vacation...

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Blog post on February 17, 2015

How To Work With People You Genuinely Dislike

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The workspace can be a place of inspiration and joy, filled with people who you deeply appreciate. Your office can also be a drudgery littered with various individuals who you’d rather not see twice let alone every day...

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