Information Interviews: Reciprocity not Brain Picking

Posted by Paula Cowan on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 In : Networking 

Whether gathering information for career change, market research, or new product / service offerings, it is important to speak with people who have previously tread on the ground you wish to travel.

Information interviews were sound advice 20 years ago to GenXers newly out of school when internet use was still in its beginning stages, and accessing those in the know still required picking up the phone. 

Now with social media, it is so easy to comment and speak directly with people, that we a...


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Does Your Resume Show Them the Money?

Posted by Paula Cowan on Saturday, June 13, 2015 In : Resume 

“A dynamic and passionate professional who approaches all …………..” 

When you read the volume of resumes I do, you quickly grow tired of the above two adjectives. Fortunately,  I have the luxury of being able to re-write that which makes me cringe.  No such option exists for the hiring managers reading your resume and rolling their eyes yet again at two of the most overused words by todays job seekers.

Being dynamic / passionate is all well and good but…

What have you done before? ...


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