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From Project Resume‘s Annie Barnaby:
“When I began the Project Resume, I was a medical coding hiring manager and recruiter reviewing resumes from so many coders who had endless potential. Unfortunately, that potential was impeded by resumes with poor grammar and spelling mistakes, and worse.
It became clear that there was little guidance available to medical coders regarding career development and professionalism. I set out to fix that so I began Project Resume. Contact me, let me see how I can help you at an affordable price you can live with.”
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- COVID-19 Series: Advice from Executive Recruiters July 23, 2020I asked executive recruiters and employers for their advice about how executives should job search during a pandemic. I asked each of them… What should executive job seekers do to attract your attention when there are so many unemployed executives? Do you rule out job seekers who have been unemployed for a specific amount of […]Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.
- Career Change Success Story: From Wildlife Biologist to Content Writer June 3, 2020Today’s career change success story features Lindsay VanSomeren. Lindsay is a wildlife biologist who did a career pivot into freelance content writing. I think you’ll be inspired by her. Lindsay, can you tell us about your earlier career and how you launched your new career focus? … Read more... “Career Change Success Story: […]Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.
- COVID-19 Series: Resources to Find Help April 2, 2020COVID-19 is threatening our physical, emotional, and financial well-being. Here are resources to find help: American Psychiatric Association – Resources for mental health. Career Sherpa’s COVID-19 Influenced Resources Job Postings & Candidate Lists – Resources for anyone whose employment was affected by COVID-19.… Read more... “COVID-19 Series: Resources to Find Help” The post COVID-19 Series: […]Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.
- COVID-19 Series: How to Find a Remote Job March 26, 2020Two things are certain during the fight against COVID-19: (1) Many people will want to know how to find a remote job, and (2) More employers will become accepting of remote employment. During a pandemic like COVID-19, the more people who work from home, the slower the rate of infection.… Read more... “COVID-19 Series: How […]Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.
- How to Answer “What Are Your Strengths?” February 15, 2020“What are your strengths?” is a very common job interview question. Your response to this question should describe the alignment between the requirements of the job and your specific measurable accomplishments. Photo by Heather Ford on Unsplash Here are the steps to take to ensure you have a great answer to this job interview question.… Read more... “How […]Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.
- How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself” December 30, 2019Probably the most common first job interview question is, “Tell me about yourself.” This question causes anxiety for a lot of job seekers because the question seems so broad, but this question isn’t as open-ended as it appears at first glance.… Read more... “How to Answer “Tell Me About Yourself”” The post How to Answer […]Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.
- Day Jobs for Writers: Journalist and Romance Author November 28, 2019For Part 3 in my series about day jobs for writers, today’s interview is with Tamara Lush. Tamara works as an AP journalist, and she is also a highly successful romance author. Tamara, you have a highly demanding full-time job, and you also publish romance novels. … Read more... “Day Jobs for Writers: Journalist and Romance […]Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.
- Career Change Success Story: From Nonprofit Development to User Experience (UX) October 23, 2019Today’s interview features Jennifer Houlihan. I met Jennifer through Austin Digital Jobs. Jennifer told a hilarious story about a mishap in a class she was taking and after I learned more about her, I decided to share her career change success story with you.… Read more... “Career Change Success Story: From Nonprofit Development to User […]Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.
- How to Get Credit at Work September 25, 2019What should you do if your work accomplishments go unnoticed or unrewarded or worse yet, credited to someone else? Here are recommendations about how to get credit at work: Document everything. Your co-workers and boss are busy with their own work and won’t specifically notice what you are doing unless you tell them.… Read more... […]Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.
- Where to Meet People in the Austin Tech Scene August 28, 2019If you work in Austin tech or wish you did, it is a smart career strategy to leave the office sometimes and meet people in the Austin tech scene. Here are some of the Austin tech events and organizations to explore: Austin Digital Jobs – A group with 40,000 members dedicated to retaining talent in […]Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.
- Leadership vs. Management: Trust Makes All the Difference November 30, 2020Look online, and you'll find an abundance of memes comparing the traits of managers and leaders. Many show the manager sitting behind a desk with the whip to his people, while the leader is in front of the pack and leading the charge. But is it really that simple in our day-to-day work lives? I […]
- Managing Hybrid Teams: How to Keep Culture Strong and Productivity High When Employees Are Working From Home and the Office November 30, 2020The pandemic-driven shift to mass remote work has had its fair share of challenges, like a disrupted work/life balance and widening communication gaps. Despite that, many employees have come to prefer the flexibility of working from home over the rigidity of working from a shared office. At the same time, some roles will require a […]
- Resilient Employees Create Resilient Organizations November 30, 2020"Resilience" is defined as "the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties" — and there has never been a time in the modern era when organizations have had to be more resilient than right now. The foundation of that resilience is built by a company's employees. Yet the same pandemic that demands organizational resilience also makes cultivating that […]
- Your 2020 Virtual Interview Strategy Can Drive Long-Term Hiring Success. Here's How. November 25, 2020Organizations that adopted remote hiring as a result of the pandemic are realizing the trend is here to stay. Video interviews are a core part of virtual recruitment, and 82 percent of hiring managers are planning to continue leveraging them in the long term. However, there's ...
- Recruiting Is Like Finding a Needle in a Haystack — and Now the Haystack Keeps Growing November 25, 2020As a recruiter, you know someone out there is the ideal person for the position you're trying to fill. The hard part is finding them in a pool of candidates that grows larger by the day. Millions of people have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw US unemployment peak at 14.7 percent in […]
- 3 Ways to Optimize Your Talent ROI November 25, 2020Talent expenses account for an average of 25-40 percent of a company's operating budget, but what you do with this budget determines your ROI across every single business department. It's no wonder, then, that solving recruitment and talent challenges is becoming increasingly important for companies. In a 2019 survey conducted by The Predictive Index, CEOs agreed […]