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Need Career Prep for Humanities Students on Your Campus? Now Scheduling 2016 Workshops

In the winter & spring months, I will make several campus visits to conduct student and faculty workshops designed to prepare students for the college to career transition. For students, the focus is always the college to career transition–how to … Continue reading

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What Can a Career Coach Do for You?

Now that most college campuses are winding down for the academic year, my work focus has narrowed to providing services for private clients. Here’s a sampling of the work I did last week–most of what I do is some version … Continue reading

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December’s Career Coaching Newsletter: Overhaul Your Resume Over the Holiday

This month’s career coaching newsletter includes: 5 steps to overhaul your resume at the holiday. If you have extra time, consider adding online or infographic resumes to your portfolio. I’ll be traveling in 2015–hope to see you in Valparaiso, Indiana, Northfield, … Continue reading

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The Job Search: How Low Is the Bar?

We all know that is a lot harder to secure employment now than it was ten years ago.  You have to sell yourself as the best possible candidate for a position when you’re up against a lot of other job … Continue reading

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Get Monthly Newsletters from darcylear.com

Each month, I send out two newsletters: one for career coaching clients and one for faculty who want to support college students’ professional development.   The August newsletters look forward to the new academic year that will be starting over the … Continue reading

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Why Is Customizing Your Resume Both Harder and Easier than You Think?

One of the first things I hear from new clients who are in career transition is: “I can’t customize my resume to every job ad I respond to. That’s impossible!” Everybody wants one resume that they can use to apply … Continue reading

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Spend Six Seconds on Your Resume

Why six seconds? Because that’s how much time a recruiter or hiring manager is likely to spend looking at your resume (it could be up to ten seconds).   You have to put yourself on the other side of your resume–if … Continue reading

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Summer’s Here! Ready to Get Serious About the Job Search?

Summer is here.  Exams are over, final grades are in, graduates have thrown their mortar boards in the air and celebrated with family and friends.   Now it’s time to get serious about the job search.   From a quick … Continue reading

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Top Three Mistakes in Resumes and Cover Letters

When I read clients’ resumes and cover letters, there are a few trends that emerge. Of course, every one is different and each candidate has a lot of unique experiences and qualifications. But there a few errors that I see over and … Continue reading

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Do You Know How To Include Keywords in Your Resume and Cover Letter? Here’s an Example

Do you keep hearing how important it is to customize your resume to every job ad?   Have you read that it’s important to include keywords from the job ad in your resume and cover letter?   Not sure what … Continue reading

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