10 Signs You Need a Career Change

-Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right-
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Do you love your job? Or, is it sucking out your soul?

If you are unhappy at work, you are not the only one. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 42% of the labor force will leave the jobs during the current year. This is supported by a recent survey which indicated that 34% of the workforce are actively looking for a new job, presenting a real possibility that the 60% of us unhappy in our work will make a change in the coming year.

For most, this will mean changing their employer and for others it is likely to mean displacement leading to a complete career change (due to downsizing, elimination of certain industries, etc.). For those who are displaced, they may need to learn new skills by taking home learning courses

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5 Steps to a Great Internship – Overview

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
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Finding a summer internship can be incredibly challenging and it’s never too soon to start your search. The competition is tough and there are a limited number of internships.

Of course, if there is an internship out there for you and it is available, then you want to be in a position to do everything you can to get it.

Working toward your getting your summer internship can be broken down into five simple steps. Today’s article is a high level overview on internships. Each of the topics listed below will be covered in greater detail in future articles in this series:

Suggested Reading: All Work, No Pay: Finding an Internship, Building Your Resume, Making Connections, and Gaining Job Experience

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How Many Resumes Do You Have?

Experience is a comb which nature gives to men when they are bald.
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Sounds like a strange question, but many job hunters have two or more resumes. Why? If you’ve been job hunting for any length of time, then you’ve probably received a call from a headhunter asking for a revised resume with a few “tweaks” (and he/she needs it within the hour). The requested revision is usually to highlight some experience or skill that is not clearly (or prominently) presented in your resume. Whether or not you should have multiple resumes and how many you should have depends on the diversity of your experience and the length (as in number of years) of you experience.

Suggested Reading: Career Success Blueprint: Discover your passion – create a superb resume

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Five Devastating LinkedIn Profile Errors

-A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.-
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LinkedIn has become the “go to” site for recruiters and company HR professionals when looking for new talent. As a result, it’s very important to have an effective LinkedIn bio and it’s critical that you build your professional network in order to have the best chance of landing a job. LinkedIn is also used by current and potential business partners who want to know more about you.

Your LinkedIn profile is incredibly important to your career. Your LinkedIn profile is the primary thing other people will see about your professional profile. It is the online world’s equivalent of a first impression, so it should be utilized well. Even the simplest errors on a profile page can have dire effects. Here’s a list of common errors to watch out for:

Suggested Reading: How to Write a KILLER LinkedIn Profile… And 18 Mistakes to Avoid

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12 Resources for College Grad Job Search- Majoring in Employment

-By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.-
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You are somewhere in your (hopefully) four year college career and, if you’ve not already figured this out, the experience is likely to be different than you envisioned when you began. Whatever your major (and no matter how many times you change your major), your ultimate goal is to have a career in the field of your choice (which is hopefully your dream career). But your four years of college may not be enough to land the job of your choice. Graduation does guarantee a job. On the contrary, your college diploma just means you are now qualified to look for a job. But why wait until you graduate. Why not get a head start on the job hunting process?  To do this, you need to add a second major as early in your college career as possible. Your second major should be Job Search Preparation.

Suggested Reading: Proven Job Search and Interviewing Techniques for College Students and Recent Grads

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