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How Positive Working Relationships Work for You

Today is my parent’s 53rd wedding anniversary. You don’t get to be married that long without knowing something about commitment, communication, conflict resolution, and comedic timing or humor.... More 
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Not Qualified? Don't Apply!

A job seeker contacted me the other day to say she is ready to give up on finding a job because she is tired of hearing no or nothing at all or, if she does get an interview, never being picked... More 
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One of my “cringe” phrases to read on a résumé is “good communication skills.” What does that even mean? Liz Ryan, CEO of, says, “Anyone who says he or she has ‘excellent communication skills’ evidently doesn't! Because, if you had them, you wouldn't use trite words to describe... More 
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We all recognize the logos of popular companies like McDonald’s golden arches or Nike's swoosh but the brand is actually the impression we have of those companies: what is their promise of value and do they deliver on that promise? What makes them different from all other brands and why should I buy... More 
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Low-level Jobs Can Offer High-impact Returns

Not all of us are aiming for that CEO position on Wall Street. The realities of today’s competitive job market, shrinking hiring budgets, and global outsourcing mean many job seekers... More 
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Tapping into the Hidden Job Market

Think of an iceberg. The part of the iceberg that shows above the water represents the open job market – the 20% of jobs that are posted publically. The larger part of the iceberg, hidden below... More 
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Declare Your Career Independence

Are you feeling stuck? Tapped out? Frustrated? Unmotivated? Do you hear yourself complaining constantly about your dead-end job, bad boss, or workplace minutiae? Or, do you hear yourself saying, “... More 
Sylvie G. -
"Hello, why don't we begin with you telling me a bit about yourself?" This is the million dollar interview question that seems to cause everyone to cringe. It is overwhelming and uncomfortable. Or is it? Perhaps it is merely our way of thinking. Let's first begin by changing our perspective. Whether we are... More 
Lori C. -
One of this biggest and most common mistakes made by IT professionals is trying to pack everything they have ever done onto one resume. It doesn’t work. If employers are spending less than 30 seconds looking at a resume, they do not have the time to weed through 3 pages of acronyms and jargon. As with all... More 
Diane L. -
As we approach our 3rd anniversary on June 15, staff at Richland Library's Business and Job Center are celebrating our Success Stories and the privilege of developing and enhancing the growth of the center as a community resource for job seekers, small business owners and workforce partners. The... More 


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