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With 10+ years experience in all aspects of Human Sources, I work with individuals from all industries on their job search needs and help companies of all sizes with their HR training. I love working with a diverse set of clients and look forward to hearing from you!
Warning Signs to Help You Before Applying to a Job

Warning Signs to Help You Before Applying to a Job

As you gear up a potential job search (whether new or something you’ve been doing for awhile), you may have that fear of being on the other side of the table.  The one looking. Getting your resume polished, LinkedIn updated, coffee dates scheduled and cover letters written isn’t all the work you’ll put into your job search. Reading endless articles (like this one) on tips, advice and anything to give you a leg up in the search is an important…

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How to Boost Your LinkedIn Profile

How to Boost Your LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is the most powerful, professional tool available – no exceptions. From finding jobs and building a sales network to staying connected with former colleagues and managers – it’s our virtual Rolodex (remember those? If not, google it!) and a great way to build your professional brand. Here are a few ways you can boost your profile (with some instructional links included) and ensure you are noticed on LinkedIn: Customize your URL – More people are catching onto this, but it’s…

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Goal & Objective Setting for 2017

Goal & Objective Setting for 2017

The past 2 weeks, I’ve conducted 6 workshops at an innovative PR firm in Ardmore, PA. The topic of the workshops was Objective & Goal Setting as it relates to the performance review lifecycle. Each workshop set the tone for a strategic, organized calendar year for the participants as they think through their short-term and long-term goals, ensuring they are aligned to the company goals. We began with an introduction exercise of setting New Years resolutions and how to compare (and improve)…

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Quick Revisions For a Modern Resume

Quick Revisions For a Modern Resume

Whether you are creating your resume for the first time or dusting off an old copy that hasn’t been updated in 5 or more years, times change and so do resumes. Here are some quick tips to help ensure your resume is 2016/2017 ready. Contact Information: Your name, phone number and email are all still critical for your resume. Home phone lines are no longer necessary and can be cumbersome if a family member answers while a recruiter or hiring…

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You Got the Internship. Now Get the Job!

You Got the Internship. Now Get the Job!

Summer is finally here! If you are a college student, it was fun in the sun during May, but now it’s internship time. The internship and job market are competitive nowadays with students requiring internships earlier in their college careers to help build up their attraction to companies. But getting that coveted internship is half the battle. You haven’t won the battle until you get the offer to return again the following year – whether it’s a full-time job or…

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Have you prepared for your summer intern yet?

Have you prepared for your summer intern yet?

It’s May. May means college students are returning home at the end of the school year. High school students are growing antsy with the warmer weather approaching. And many companies are planning informal and formal programs for their summer hires. As someone who ran summer programs across firms on Wall Street, this is an extremely busy time for companies with formal summer programs. They are planning orientation and training programs, finalizing placements, training managers, assigning and training mentors and planning…

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Twitter – Because Why Not?

Twitter – Because Why Not?

If I had a nickel for every time someone told me they weren’t on Twitter, I would have. . .  A LOT of nickels. How are people not on Twitter nowadays? If you aren’t on Twitter, why not? It’s easier than Facebook and even Instagram. You don’t have to wait for pictures to load. You don’t have to scroll through newsfeeds of a video that a friend from high school liked of a dog that can say “I love you”….

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Dress for the Job You Want . . .

Dress for the Job You Want . . .

We have all heard the phrase “dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” It has been repeated to new hires, college students, people interviewing and individuals being coached for a promotion. Strangely enough this phrase is still ignored and can ruin a job interview or send a manager running to HR for help on delivering a difficult message. Being in HR for years and working with entry-level hires for the majority of it, I’ve had many…

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5 Ways to Exercise Your Networking Muscles

5 Ways to Exercise Your Networking Muscles

You have your daily routine set. Wake up. Maybe exercise. Maybe think about it. Get dressed and start your day. Answer calls, respond to emails and tackle that “to do” list. But don’t forget to exercise your networking muscles as part of your daily routine.  In my posting from last week I discussed starting a career development routine. I stressed the importance of networking on my list of suggestions. Not sure where to start? Here are 5 suggestions for exercising…

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Establish A Routine

Establish A Routine

Do you have a case of the Mondays this morning? Break out of the Monday morning blues by making some time in your schedule for your own career development. Creating your own career development routine is a great way to focus on yourself (which many of us have a tough time doing) and to prepare yourself for the future. Your future may mean a new role at your current company, a promotion, a new job at another company or a…

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