'career change' tagged blog posts in SixFigureStart Career Coaching by Fortune 500 Recruiters

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Career Coaching Questions Answered On Job Search, Career Change, and More – Radio Show

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
November 15 2013


The latest episode of the SixFigureStart Career Coaching Radio Show covered questions on finding appropriate positions, transitioning from a military to civilian career, landing a brand-name employer, working with recruiters, and temp v. permanent employment skills:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sixfigurestart/2013/11/08/november-show-your-career-questions-answered

Richard: My most pressing career question is finding appropriate positions and being contacted as a viable candidate

Cheddy: My major concern is being able to find a post-military career which enables me to use my effective leadership...

 
 
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Video Blog – How Long Do I Hold Out For My Dream Job

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
April 1 2013


In this job search Q&A, I answer Mark’s question:  Everyone wants to land their “Dream Job”, but with competition so stiff, do we need to modify our expectations and our search process?

http://youtu.be/Nu2LP7yVbhA

3 key takeaways:

It’s not about the competition or the market but about your personal situation. Unemployment statistics are always wrong — you are not 10% or 25% unemployed; for you it is 0% or 100%;

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3 Ways To Impress Prospective Employers When Transitioning To A New Career

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
December 6 2012


My latest career coaching blog post for Work Reimagined focuses on career change strategies, specifically 3 things to avoid and 3 steps to take:

With careers spanning 30, 40, and 50 years, more people than ever are changing careers, so you’d think that employers would be used to hiring career changers. With all the emphasis on innovation, you’d think that employers would welcome the outside perspective that career changers bring....

 
 
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Career Advice For The Military To Civilian Transition

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
November 15 2012


In my 15+ years of recruiting, I’ve interviewed many candidates with military experience – career and reservists, combat and administrative duty, long stints spanning decades and shorter stints less than two years. I’ve always been impressed by the discipline, early opportunities to take management and leadership roles, and diversity of activity and skills, and I know other employers feel likewise. However, even though the military experience impresses in general, you still...

 
 
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Follow Your Passion Is Bad Career Advice For Most People

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
December 12 2011


I recently spoke on a panel on “How to Advance At Every Stage in Your Career” generously hosted by Google for diversity professionals in advertising. Topics ranged from job search to career progression to mentorship and giving back, and at every turn, most of the advice centered around passion. How do you distinguish yourself from the competition? Show your PASSION! How do you change careers? Win naysayers over with your PASSION!...

 
 
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If You’re Changing Careers, You’re Like The Bad Ex-Boyfriend Trying To Come Back

Caroline Ceniza-Levine
August 29 2011


Recently I read Harper’s Rules by Danny Cahill, a fun career advice book told as a business fable that mixes dating advice with career advice from a longtime executive recruiter. It’s entertaining and helpful, so read it if you’re looking for a Flintstones vitamin or a Sex In The City episode tailored for your career.  I was particularly excited to read the book...