Out-of-the-box Career Advice

Category: Out-of-the-box Career Advice

remote job opportunities
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

3 Ways to Successfully Compete for Remote Job Opportunities

Although there are still labor shortages even in professional roles due to the Great Resignation, there is stiff competition among job seekers looking for remote job opportunities. More companies are now offering remote work. But, those opportunities make up only 20% of the current job openings, while 52% of all

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post-COVID
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

19 Ways to Have a Successful Post-COVID Job Search

The pandemic changed a lot about the way we work. As a result, it changed a lot about the way we look for jobs. If you’re currently in the market for a job, the standard way of conducting a search won’t cut it anymore. You’re going to need some new

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nightmare job
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

From Nightmare Job to Dream Career: One Man’s Story

If you’ve been reading this blog for a good amount of time, you’re probably familiar with my client Robert. When he first came to me, he was stuck in a corporate nightmare job. Some evenings, Robert would find himself curled up in the fetal position and near tears at the

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unsolicited job opportunities
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

Reverse Job Search: How to Deal With Unsolicited Job Opportunities

In last week’s post, I discussed ways job seekers can take advantage of the current job market created by the “Great Resignation.” As a follow-up, I want to illustrate how being honest about both your strengths and weaknesses, and developing good salary negotiation skills, can make a difference in a

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questions
COVID Info
Lori Bumgarner

How to Know What Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

I’ve previously written on the importance of asking questions of your own when interviewing for a job. Not only do they help you make a wiser decision when it comes to multiple job offers, they also help you win the interview! But with various interview processes, and the latest changes

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networking
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

How to Avoid an Epic Fail When Networking

Networking often feels awkward, and can sometimes backfire, even with the best of intentions. Add to it the awkwardness and limitations of a pandemic, and you’ve got yourself a potential epic fail. We’ve all failed at least once in our networking strategies. This week, I want to provide some tips

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résumé
Out-of-the-box Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner

Is Your Resume Not Working?

Maybe it’s time to approach résumé writing from a different angle If you’ve sent out hundreds of résumés and still aren’t getting interviews, maybe it’s time to re-think your resume. Most job seekers approach résumé writing from the wrong perspective. They think their résumé is about them, when in actuality, it’s

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