Everybody faces challenges as they search for the next great opportunity. Our advice will help you come up with a solution to your problem.


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Here you will find our advice on a number of different job search concerns that we often hear candidates impact their success.

I Must Return To A Former Occupation

Not many people have the courage to switch occupations. Daring to take that first step can solve an seemingly impossible situation. Unfortunately, if you are not careful, it can just lead to more problems. read more...

My Career Has Peaked

This has been an increasingly common situation for the past decade. You probably realize that developments in technology have reduced the role of middle managers in many industries. Financial pressures have also reduced the number of supervisory levels in many organizations. read more...

I Have Been Passed Over

It is quite possible to turn in years of satisfactory performance without receiving a promotion. Some companies are structured in a manner that does not allow for frequent promotions, and even above-average performance is expected as a normal contribution. Sometimes contributions are recognized with extra financial rewards instead of promotions; sometimes they are not. read more...

My Achievements Aren't Measurable

It is easier to impress potential employers if you can show measurable results which were achieved as a result of your actions. For many people, however, because of the nature of their work, it is difficult to attach a specific dollar amount, percentage, or numerical figure to their actions. This may make it more challenging to show the extent to which you made contributions, but you can still make your potential value clear, depending upon how you choose to measure your achievements. read more...

I Have Questionable References

When references are checked, people often lose opportunities because their references didn't convey a strong endorsement. Fortunately, you can address it several ways. read more...

I Lack Experience In Large Firms

Many people build excellent careers in small and medium-sized companies without ever working for a large corporation. Often they are more versatile and have had the chance to take on more responsibility than would ever have been possible for them in a large corporation. read more...

I Need Confidentiality

Many people overestimate the need for confidentiality, but ultimately this decision should be made only by the job seeker. The problem with maintaining absolute confidentiality is that it tends to make your job search efforts less productive. read more...

My Company Performed Poorly

Just as it is possible to enjoy some of the positive rub-off which comes from working for a highly respected company, it is also possible to suffer from the negative image of a company which has failed or has a poor reputation. read more...

I Haven't Been A Leader

Many people with leadership capabilities often do not get the opportunity to exercise them early in their career. Also, many think of leadership as the dramatic visible force they may have seen depicted in movies. read more...

My Jobs Have All Been Similar

Most careers are not planned. In fact, for many people, their careers "just happen to them." read more...

Our Competitors Have Moved Far Ahead

Sometimes it is possible to do a good job, achieve more than is expected, and still come out second best against a well-managed, aggressive competitor. read more...

My Experience is Unrelated to My Goals

It is not uncommon for candidates to find that their experience is not quite relevant for the job that they want. Fortunately, there are clear actions and strategies to overcome this obstacle. read more...

I've Been an Entrepreneur a Long Time

The concern is that entrepreneurs are accustomed to having things their own way, may not be good team players, and might have difficulty accepting the limitations of corporate structure. read more...

My High Earnings May Disqualify Me

On the surface, this may not appear to be a difficult problem, and in most instances, it is not. However, if you have personally maintained very high earnings, it may be difficult to uncover comparable opportunities. read more...

My Current Job Title Isn't Impressive

If you had titles which did not reflect the full scope of your responsibilities, you run the risk of a potential employer immediately disqualifying you because the titles leave the impression that you would not have the talents or achievements required. Fortunately, this is an easy liability to neutralize. read more...

I Have A Short Work History

If you are concerned that others may have a stronger list of accomplishments than you, this is a problem you can overcome with a few imaginative steps. read more...

I Don't Have Any Management Experience

If you are wondering how you can get a management position even though you don't have any experience being a manager, this is where you will find the answers. read more...

My Education is Unrelated to My Goals

Lacking the proper educational background for a specific job does not necessarily mean that you don't have a chance to navigate your way into that job. read more...

I Need to Change Careers

You are not the only one that want to change career path in your life. Irrelevant of why you need to make that change, you will find guidance and tips to quickly get you on the path to success again. read more...


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