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“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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- 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.
- Day Jobs for Writers: Communications and Sci-Fi July 24, 2019For Part 2 in this series about day jobs for writers, I interviewed Stel Pavlou. Stel is the author of the Daniel Coldstar series of books, described by HarperCollins as “gritty and fun science fiction fantasy.” What type of books do you write?… Read more... “Day Jobs for Writers: Communications and Sci-Fi” The post Day […]Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.
- Remote Workforce Analytics: Top 5 Reasons Why More Visibility Helps Your Remote Teams July 13, 2020Having visibility into a team's processes and projects is important to every manager. However, when you're managing a remote team, visibility becomes even more critical. How can you guide your staff on priorities and deadlines when you aren't sure what's actually going on behind the scenes? With remote workforces, simply getting work done isn't enough. […]
- Top 5 Tips to Effectively Manage a Remote Workforce July 7, 2020Even before COVID-19 took the world by storm, giving everyone a "new normal," remote work was already on the rise. Prior to the global pandemic a study by Upwork from their Future Workplace Report found that 5x the number of hiring managers expect more of their team to work remotely in the next 10-years. Now, […]
- Shifting Your Recruiting Strategy for an Employer-Driven Market July 7, 2020Around the world, recruiters are adopting to changing economic conditions. Hiring freezes and layoffs have swept across virtually every industry, and as the lockdowns slowly lift, organizations are looking for affordable ways to resume operations. As companies turn to Darwinian strategies to stay afloat through all the turmoil, employees are either losing their jobs or, at […]
- Listening Is Essential Work, Whether There's a Crisis or Not July 7, 2020The common thread in both the COVID-19 pandemic and the racial unrest sweeping America is that both crises happened because leaders failed to do one thing: listen. With coronavirus, the failure was immediate, hobbling what should have been an effective early response. In the case of the racial-justice protests, the failure to listen compounded over decades […]
- You Don't Have to Wait for the Government to Tell You How to Take Care of Employees July 2, 2020One of the few silver linings of COVID-19 has been the very welcome, and long overdue, recognition given to workers who were once underappreciated in our society. Unfortunately, this increased appreciation has not always translated to adequate compensation or sufficient measures to keep workers safe, and many workers have had to fight for better protection and/or pay. […]
- Bullhorn Surveyed 800 Recruiters. Here Are Their Predictions for the Second Half of 2020. July 2, 2020As we enter the second half of 2020, the beginning of the year already feels like a distant memory. So much has changed so quickly, and one might assume the priorities and challenges for staffing and recruiting businesses today are worlds apart from what they were just six months ago. While there's no doubt that the […]