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How Strong is Your Resume? 5 Common Mistakes That Zap Your Power

Whether my client is new to the job market or has several years of professional experience, I see critical resume mistakes that prevent talented professionals from having a powerful resume. Strong resumes take a strategic approach and resume writing should be taken seriously. Learn how to write a strong resume with these following resume examples. There are many things that may contribute to your resume being overlooked, tossed or simply not considered.

Career Lessons You Can Learn From the Super Bowl

There are many career strategies hidden in the world of sports that can help you increase your competitive advantage. The Super Bowl can help women set the proper foundation for career success by incorporating some of their tactics. Next time you watch the big game, don’t think of it as just football. Instead, think of all of the strategies you can gain to take your game to the next level.

Where Are You Going? Why you need to look to the past for success

"To change where you're going, you need to know where you've been."-Jocelyn Giangrande Where You're Going, depends a great deal on where you've been. Therefore, I always reflect on the past to make plans for the future. When you evaluate your past, it gives you the opportunity to learn from mistakes and enhance your strengths. Taking this step is critical to future success.

3 Things You Should Never Say to Your Boss

Communicating confidently with your boss can be challenging. Day- to- day we have conversations with our boss that impact how they view our work, our potential and our relationship. Therefore, knowing how to talk to your boss with confidence as well as ensuring that you are building the right reputation is critical. There are 3 things you should avoid saying to your boss to maintain a positive impression.

3 Easy Steps to Communicate Effectively and Get Your Opinions Heard

Career expert, Jocelyn Giangrande shows professional women how to communicate effectively, get their opinions heard and to earn respect in business meetings.

How to Love the Job, You Hate!

If you hate your job or looking for something new, part of your exit strategy should be to gain as much as you can from your current job before moving on. Learn to love the job you hate until you find a new job. How?... Follow the following 5 steps:

The Myth of Hard Work

Many women believe that their hard work will get them to where they want to go. Therefore, many of us are working our butts off. Yet, we are not getting anywhere. Why? Answer: Many of us fall victim to the myth of hard work. Your hard work means nothing if no one knows how well you are doing, what your accomplishments are and how successful you have been.

How Much Are You Worth?

The fact that women still earn only $.77 for every dollar a male earns tells me that not only are we not paid appropriately, we are not equipped to negotiate effectively. Our inexperience and decreased comfort level in negotiations plays a role in this discrepancy.

How Do You Do “It”?

When was the last time you took a moment to acknowledge all that you do? If it has been awhile, I bet you feel drained, unappreciated or overwhelmed.So many of us are doing "it". Whether your "it" is balancing work/life, single-parenting, going to school, taking care of parents or going through tough times, we are all doing "it". However, what we are not doing, is giving ourselves credit.

How to Restore a Tarnished Reputation

Once I discovered that my reputation was in need of repair, I took time to think through what reputation I really wanted. Knowing that I may only get one more chance, ensuring that I was building the right reputation was important. Knowing that my boss was the keeping of my reputation, I decided to target projects that would make her life easier and look great. In doing so, I knew I could stand a chance of restoring my reputation.