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20 January, 2021 Posted by John G. Self Posted in Career, Career Management, Early Careerists, Millennials, Uncategorized
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Here Comes the Bride: Stop! Couples Should Discuss Their Career Plans, Career Dreams BEFORE the Big Day

Posted January 20th, 2021 | Author: John G. Self

This is Part Two regarding those tough gnarly career-minded conversations couples should, but rarely have, BEFORE they say I do.

For generations, society’s norms dictated that wives followed their husband’s careers.

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Some careers are easily transferable from city to city, but not all.  A husband with a good job that is geographically based may find relocation tough or impossible when it comes to sustaining their career.  But what happens when the wife gets an offer to be a senior executive with a major corporation – high six figures with stock options, her ABSOLUTE dream job, something she has worked for all her life, but her husband says no, he won’t move.

In an era of two-career families some of the worst career decisions I have ever seen revolved around issues that should have been resolved before the organ began playing the ‘Here Comes the Bride.’

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19 January, 2021 Posted by John G. Self Posted in Career Management, CEOofYou, Early Careerists, Personal Growth
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Got A Minute? Critical Conversation to Have Before Saying ‘I Do!’

Posted January 19th, 2021 | Author: John G. Self

When I was growing up, The  DREADED  Conversation for fathers and sons or mothers and daughters was a three-letter dirty word: 

S E X, otherwise known in polite company as the “birds and the bees.”

Today, many parents have thrown up their hands on THAT issue, but couples should have a critical conversation before marrying.  It is a talk that might prevent a divorce.  It is THE conversation regarding a harsh, gnarly six-letter word:  C A R E E R.

Society’s expectations for men and women are different.  I think that is total BS, but it does exist, and career-minded young women and men, especially women, who do not thrash out these issues before marriage might find themselves in bitter, gut-wrenching divorce because of an incredible dream job offer years down the road.

Please talk this over before you say I do.  Typically, it will not work itself out later.

Trust me on this one; been there, done that, got the t-shirt.

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18 January, 2021 Posted by John G. Self Posted in Career Coaching, Career Management, Career Transition/Outplacement, Early Careerists, Resume
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Got A Minute? Avoid Using Resume Templates: 3 Things To Do

Posted January 18th, 2021 | Author: John G. Self
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If you’ve got a minute, I will tell you why you should never ever use a resume template.  

Applicant tracking systems do not like templates.  The embedded code that makes the template look so appealing to you can confuse the ATS bots, and when they get confused, your resume probably will be eliminated, and you will never know why.

So here are three things you should consider to outfox your competitors:

  1. When submitting online, use a plain text format.  Yeah, I know.  It is NOT sexy, but ATS  systems do not care. 
  2. Once you make it to a recruiter, offer them an updated version. Now you have their email, and they will have an attractive version of your resume to circulate to the hiring authority.
  3. Once you have their email, you can use BombBomb to follow up with brief video emails.

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