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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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- How to Evaluate a Company Culture March 5, 2021One of the biggest disappointments for new hires is to feel the excitement of starting a new job slowly devolve into frustration as they realize that much of what they promised in the recruitment process about the company culture is not accurate.… Read more... “How to Evaluate a Company Culture” The post How to Evaluate […]Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.
- Tech Skills In Demand in Austin, TX January 24, 2021In 2020, CompTIA named Austin the hottest tech town in the U.S., so I asked some industry experts to tell me the top tech skills in demand in Austin, TX. Anjela Mangrum, founder and president of Mangrum Career Solutions said, “2020 has been a year of transformation, and it has indeed sped up the adaptation […]Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.
- Dallas Recruiters and Employment Agencies January 17, 2021I am not a recruiter, but I publish this list of Dallas recruiters and employment agencies as a convenience to visitors to this site. Inclusion here is not a recommendation. Please do your own research before working with one of these firms.… Read more... “Dallas Recruiters and Employment Agencies” The post Dallas Recruiters and Employment […]Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.
- Move Beyond Either-Or Thinking December 27, 2020When our minds and bodies experience stress, we can easily fall into a pattern of viewing our options as overly simplified “either-or” choices that are ultimately limiting and unsatisfying. You can tell that a choice is overly narrow if instead of feeling focused and relieved by deciding, you feel agitated, constricted, deprived, and/or unhappier.… Read […]Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.
- 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: Affordable Therapy – Resources collected by Fast Company. 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: […]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.
- 4 Ways to Win Talent With Transparency in Recruitment March 4, 2021First impressions matter, particularly during the recruitment process. From your initial touchpoint with talent, you're setting an example of what they can expect from your relationship. One unintentional stumble might leave you with disgruntled applicants. Although many factors can contribute to a stellar first impression, transparency in recruitment can top them all. For candidates, transparency […]
- Are Online Degrees Worth It? What Hiring Managers Think March 2, 2021Even before COVID-19, online degree programs were growing increasingly popular. The ability to earn a college degree without being tied to a physical campus opened doors for many students with existing commitments, like families and jobs. Plus, online degree programs and other educational options, like short-term coding boot camps, are often — though not always […]
- 6 Ways Workforce Productivity Software Helps Employees March 2, 2021As we have been talking about ad nauseam since March: Oh, the times, they are a-changin'. Work environments have shifted from spacious desks with an office printer and shared coffee pot to living rooms, guest rooms, and kitchen tables. It has been a hard adjustment, particularly when we're feeling out of touch with our coworkers, […]
- Don't Let Your Credibility Be Another Casualty of This Pandemic March 2, 2021Credibility and trust take years to build, but they can be undone in an instant. Once lost, they are really difficult — and sometimes outright impossible — to rebuild. We are living through the most stressful period of our lifetimes. A few fortunate people may be relatively unaffected, but in all likelihood, virtually everyone you […]
- When Recruiters Act More Like Salespeople, Companies and Candidates Both Benefit March 1, 2021In many organizations, the sales team is valued as having the greatest impact on the company's bottom line. They use tactics such as sourcing leads through social media to garner interest and keep in touch with past clients, in the hopes of eventually turning prospects into buyers. If you stop and think about it, recruiters […]
- 4 Mistakes Every Company Makes When Recruiting Generation Z — and What to Do About Them March 1, 2021A new generation is now entering the global workforce — one that Deloitte calls the most educated generation to date. How will the arrival of Generation Z affect your recruiting strategy? Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind right off the bat is ...