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Introduction

You may be applying for a job on-line, or applying through email or DM. Maybe you have an interview coming up and you want to be ready. Our expert team has your back. Short articles, with actionable steps that offer insights that will give you the confidence you are doing it right.

Background

We shake our heads every day listening to podcasts and reading newsletters that claim expertise in job search, interviewing and resumes. They’ll tell you a little bit and try to charge you for the “advanced” secrets.

Don’t listen to them.

We have found that the “for-a-fee” resume building and interview techniques are either bad or wrong.

So, we offer you the resources at no cost. Because we want you to get a first job or a new job. We want you to put in a little bit of effort, a Sunday afternoon, and learn how it’s done. Resume writing and interviewing are skills just like any other skill. You can learn them and use them in a few hours.

There is no “hack”. There is no AI solution. Trust us on this. But more importantly, trust yourself to learn how to write your best resume and how to interview with confidence.

A Resume that Works
A Resume that Works

Resumes that WorkWe all want simple answers to simple questions like "What should my resume look like?" or "What do I need to include in my resume". We all want the job. The job that's right for us. To get there you'll need to interview. To get the interview you'll...

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Your Resume for 2024 and Beyond
Your Resume for 2024 and Beyond

The last resume article of 2024. Yes, this will be the final article on resumes for 2024. We may change the publishing date should our SEO rankings slip, but the content of the article won’t change at all. Building your resume properly is a vital skill to everyone,...

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Interview Upgrade, Part 1
Interview Upgrade, Part 1

Intro We all need an interview upgrade. In this article we reached out to long time professionals in our recruiting company, CareerNet, to company clients, and to experts we know outside of our company. Interview. Just the word can send ripples of anxiety through the...

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Upgrade Your Interview Skills, Part 2
Upgrade Your Interview Skills, Part 2

Interview Upgrade - Part 2 or, The Top 7 issues our company clients speak to us about.   Important: If you haven’t read Upgrade you Interviews, Part 1  - we’re not nagging you – but you should. Here is the link. We’ll put it into the bottom of this post as well....

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Important Articles to Consider

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Introduction

Articles for every person looking for that new job, new career, or first job. Written by our experts in the field, these articles offer the practical advice that can only come from experience.

Background

When you find yourself lost or wondering what the future can be or what your future can be, these articles can help. Like all our articles, we aim to offer something different than AI generated vanilla content. Instead, we speak to people that are doing it successfully or people that have done it successfully. We hope that you will read them and build confidence in your career choices and direction. 

Sales Jobs A Gateway to Success for Gen Z and Beyond
Sales Jobs A Gateway to Success for Gen Z and Beyond

A Personal Note: Against the wishes of my parents, I took a sales job. My undergraduate degree is in History. US (United States) History to be exact. My goal was to become a lawyer. There were no lawyers in my family, but my high school AP (Accounts Payable) US...

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Perfect Careers Do Not Exist
Perfect Careers Do Not Exist

Perfect Careers, Perfect Career Paths Do perfect careers exist anymore? How about perfect career paths? The business world is moving fast and with all the available efficiencies, like out sourcing and technology, professional work-forces are becoming smaller....

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Dress Code for CareerNet Nation
Dress Code for CareerNet Nation

Dress Code We recently read an article in the New York Times by Vanessa Friedman titled “Hey Silicon Valley, Maybe It’s Time to Dress Up, Not Down”.  It’s a good article that considers the costume of high profile CEOs in the tech world, and makes parallels to the...

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The On-Line You

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Introduction

Designed for the Career Minded you, these articles feature CareerNet’s instructions, advice and solutions to perfecting your on-line presence and personal brand.

In today’s career world, your on-line self should represent who and what you want the professional world to see about you.

Background

Your digital self was created by you and by all the social media and public documents that name you.

Here, in the United States, The “Freedom of Information Act” defines its mission this way.

The basic function of the Freedom of Information Act is to ensure informed citizens, vital to the functioning of a democratic society.

We agree this is vital. However, it defines us all by what is written and posted by YOU and by OTHERS about YOU.

This selection of articles offers solutions to many of the posts about you that may become hurdles as you advance your career. Knowing what is out there about you is the first step in fixing your digital self. Start with a google search of your name and address.

Online Clean-Up, An Introduction
Online Clean-Up, An Introduction

You matter. Online Clean-up is Important. You and your social media profiles matter to someone out there. “They” are keeping an eye on you. No, this is not a tag line from a new thriller movie on Netflix (it may be actually, but not intentionally). This is the...

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Online Clean-up, Part 2, Facebook Clean-Up
Online Clean-up, Part 2, Facebook Clean-Up

Facebook Clean-Up Here, a career minded users guide to Facebook Clean-Up,  and how make a few changes and updates ahead of applying for jobs. We expect to add to this post as time moves on. Facebook does change its UX frequently. If you would like to be alerted to...

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Online Clean-Up, Part 3, Instagram Clean-Up
Online Clean-Up, Part 3, Instagram Clean-Up

 If you have ever wanted to k Instagram You is not really Private Part 3 of The Online Clean-Up Series It's no longer a secret. Your Instagram Account(s) are Out There. Instagram clean-up is important before your job search and when employed. Anyone who you have:...

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Career Advice, Upgrades and Skills

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Introduction

Our Mission is to Upgrade Your Career!

Confidence isn’t natural. It’s learned and earned over time and experience. Too often we find basic professional skills training is ignored by employers and educators. BUT somehow, they are expected by the companies that hire you.

Background

In any career, we all need Professional Skills. They are rarely taught.

At CareerNet Nation we seek to fix that problem, one skill at a time. We make them available for anyone because our mission is to upgrade your career. Simply register with us to gain access to our continually updated professional skills content filled with confidence building skills whether you are applying for a job, just starting one, or looking for a personal career upgrade.

How to make your soft skills shine.
How to make your soft skills shine.

Soft Skills and Your Resume Pretend you are a recruiter or a hiring manager.  You are busy shuffling through papers all day long. You spend at most 30 seconds looking at each resume. You wonder why your hires are lackluster and do not improve the business. Maybe you...

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Lessons Learned

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Introduction

“I wish someone had told me that.” How many times have you heard this or said these words to yourself?

In this series, CareerNet Nation and our guest authors offer practical discussion and solutions to issues and subjects important to our careers. Things that we and successful professionals learned along the way.

Background

Think of us a mentor that wants to share with you the things we learned along the way.

We can’t think of a single professional or candidate applying for a job who thinks back on a job or professional event and doesn’t ask, “Why didn’t they tell me that?”

Among our many goals, we want to fix this one too. By offering guidance and advice from our collective past. That’s the genesis for Lessons Learned.

Remember, you can always chat with us or send an email for immediate advice!

Personal Growth and your Career – Part 1 – Pause
Personal Growth and your Career – Part 1 – Pause

Personal Growth Is Important for your Career When you are seeking to change your career or find that career, you are changing your life. This may seem like a common life change to you and to anyone who has grown up in a capitalist society. But it’s anything but...

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Giving Feedback to your Boss
Giving Feedback to your Boss

Giving Feedback to Your BossOffering Feedback to your boss is like walking through a field of landmines. But it doesn’t have to be. In another great read from Monday’s WSJ, Rachel Feintzeig offers some sound advice to a tricky request from their boss, “I’d love your...

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Personal Branding – For Careers

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Introduction

Personal branding is not only for influencers or entrepreneurs. In truth, personal branding is for everyone seeking to start or grow their career. In this series we offer practical advice on creating, maintaining, and evolving your “Career Personal Brand.”

Background

Think of us a mentor that wants to share with you the things we learned along the way.

We can’t think of a single professional or candidate applying for a job who thinks back on a job or professional event and doesn’t ask, “Why didn’t they tell me that?”

Among our many goals, we want to fix this one too. By offering guidance and advice from our collective past. That’s the genesis for Lessons Learned.

Remember, you can always chat with us or send an email for immediate advice!

Your Career Brand –  Part 2
Your Career Brand – Part 2

You Career Brand - Part 2 In Part 1 of Personal Branding for Career Minded People we discussed first steps in preparing for a personal branding effort, why it's important, why it is useful, and a few good examples to learn from. In Part 2, we cover a few areas of...

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