Seven Stellar LinkedIn Tips

We talk a lot about LinkedIn profile development here at Career Solutions Group, in part because it’s one of the best ways to be found for jobs today. A key component to using LinkedIn effectively is providing a well developed profile. Here are seven tips towards making your profile stand out: Make your profile as complete as possible. LinkedIn’s search algorithm favors profiles which are filled out to near completion. If you’ve been avoiding filling out sections of your profile, now would be the time to do so! Having a fully filled out profile will help you turn up more often in...

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Things to Avoid When Choosing a New Career

Things to Avoid When Choosing a New Career There comes a time for many us when we pause and take a close look at the work we do. It would be great if these pauses could be built into our professional lives but they rarely are. This kind of soul searching usually crops up when we are experiencing some sort of crisis. This can take many forms, from problems getting along with co-workers to a questioning of the value and purpose of work. Ideas about doing something else can arise out of this crisis. This can be a great opportunity for positive change but you need to be careful and not make...

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Finding Meaningful Work

Finding Meaningful Work For me a “job” is work you do for the money. You may be no more connected to it than a paycheck. A “career” suggests a personal investment (i.e., in education and training), progression over time (i.e., promotions, greater responsibility, a ladder to climb), and a connection between your personal idea of a purposeful life and the work that you do. Many of us want a career but may not know how to find it. Here are some ideas. Self Knowledge You may have taken tests that are designed to provide you with information about your personal strengths, weaknesses, values, and...

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Not Happy at Work? Three Questions to Ask Before Seeking a Change

Not Happy at Work? Three Questions to Ask Before Seeking a Change “A state of well-being and contentment; a pleasurable or satisfying experience” – Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition of happiness. Happiness is an elusive concept and means different things to different people and changes over time. Volumes have been written happiness for centuries. Sometimes it feels like understanding happiness can be as challenging as actually experiencing it. In our work lives there are many paths to happiness (and unhappiness) and those paths are different for different people. The key thing is to be...

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Successful Career Planning Over 40

Some of us insist that we will never grow up. But no matter how we feel on the inside, we all age on the outside for everyone to see. For many, decade birthdays seem especially meaningful and the big 4-0 can hit people hard. But what does this mean for you and your career? Well, it means after working for a significant period of time you have developed a wealth of experience and skills. You can choose to stay where you are, or you can decide to move on. But should you be worried? Are you too old to change jobs or careers? Your mind is really good at telling you all kinds of stories about how...

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