Resources for Job Search

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If you’re looking to land a great job with a competitive salary, you’re in the right place. 

Hi, I’m Chrissy Scivicque.


As a certified Professional Career Manager (PCM) and corporate trainer, I’m an expert in hiring trends and job search best practices.

This page offers a variety of resources to help you stand out, get noticed, and land your perfect job faster than you ever thought possible. 

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Job Search Articles

Is it Selfish to Quit?

Nearly every week it seems, I hear from someone in this community asking some form of this question: Is it selfish to quit my job? They use different words each time, of course, but it always comes down to this core idea. On the one hand, this tells me that the people...

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How to Hide Your Age in a Virtual Interview

This video is an excerpt from a live Q&A session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video is available in the Career Success Library. "How do I get around showing my age in a virtual interview? I've submitted a resume that...

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Is Loyalty Hurting Your Salary?

Most of us were raised to believe that loyalty is a good thing that will be rewarded. But in the professional world, this often isn’t true. In fact, the longer you stay with one employer, the more you could be missing out financially. Keep reading to learn more....

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Is a Two-Week Notice Necessary When You Quit?

Recently, I’ve seen some discussion around the topic of the traditional two-week notice period given when you quit a job. Some folks are saying it’s no longer necessary. Some argue it is. So, as a career coach, I wanted to weigh in on the topic and offer my...

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Considering Working with a Resume Writer? Read This First

For many years, as a career coach, I offered resume writing services. And I don’t mind telling you that I was a darned fine resume writer.  But I no longer offer these services—and I want to take a few minutes to explain why and to help those of you who might be...

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How to Deal with Employment Gaps in Your Resume

This video is an excerpt from a live Q&A session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video is available in the Career Success Library. A participant in our recent Q&A session asked: “CVs (or resumes) are often rejected...

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How Long Should You Stay at Your Job?

As you may know, I host a free Q&A session every month. (You can sign up to be a part of them here.) During this time, I put on my “career coach” cap and answer questions submitted by participants related to your career and workplace issues. It’s truly one my...

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The New Rules of Modern Job Search

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “The New Rules of Modern Job Search.” In my role as a career coach, I’ve helped a lot of people navigate the complex world of job search. Often, when people come to me for help writing a resume or practicing for an...

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How to List Skills Gained Outside of Work on Your Resume

Past work experience is, of course, the most important part of your resume. It’s meant to show a prospective employer that you have all the skills required to do the job for which you are applying, and that you’ve used those skills before in a professional capacity....

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5 Job Search Red Flags to Watch Out For

Job seekers are notoriously eager to believe things. They’re not necessarily gullible or naïve, but they often want to think optimistically about every “opportunity” that crosses their path. Sometimes, they’re just so desperate to find a job, that they ignore critical...

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How to Hide Your Age on Your Resume

As a career coach and professional resume writer, I work with a lot of “older” job seekers. I use quotes there because age is relative. It always surprises me that the people most concerned with age discrimination are usually women in their mid- to...

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How Long Should a Job Search Take?

This is a question I get quite frequently in my monthly “Ask the Career Coach” sessions. It's not surprising; people who are in the midst of a job search are always anxious. They want the process to be much faster than it (usually) is. The longer it takes to land that...

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Can’t Keep a Job? Here’s Why

Every week, I get a ton of emails from blog readers with career questions they want me to answer. Typically, I don’t provide career advice via email—that’s why we have the monthly Q&A (“Ask the Career Coach”) video sessions. Members of the Free Career Resource...

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Is Technology Hurting Your Job Search?

What you don't know could hurt you! Perfect example: Many job seekers have no idea that resumes submitted online are typically filtered through a software system before a human being ever sees them. That means if your resume isn't formatted correctly, it could be...

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4 Social Resume Strategies to Help You Get Seen and Get Hired

If you’ve heard the term “social resume” floating around recently and wondered what it’s all about, you’re in the right place. A social resume is not so much an actual thing; rather it’s a variety of things. Essentially the term refers to the use of online tools to...

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Cover Letters: Why Bother?

A lot of people think cover letters are relics of the past. But truth be told, they're still a crucial part of the job search process. Of course, that doesn't mean you should just throw one together and check the box. You want to use the cover letter as an opportunity...

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5 Questions to Ask Before Recommending Someone for a Job

Your “stamp of approval” is precious. When you recommend someone for a job—whether a friend, family member, colleague or anyone else—your professional reputation is on the line. Your contacts trust you and you’re essentially asking them to transfer that trust to...

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Understanding the New Social Resume

Perhaps you've heard the term "social resume" floating around. Well, I addressed this very topic in my recent interview on Fox 31 Denver's Good Day Colorado. Watch the video below and learn how to use online tools to raise your visibility, expand your network, and...

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How to Stay Focused When Between Jobs

If you're used to going into an office from 9 in the morning until 6 in the evening, and you suddenly find yourself between jobs, you've got a whole new set of distractions to contend with! How do you stay focused on your job search and keep your spirits up? I address...

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How to Stop Job Hopping Once and For All

I’ve written in the past about the pros and cons of job hopping. Yes, it’s true; you can spin it any way you want. But let’s be real: job hopping is no fun. Whether it’s a “good thing” or a “bad thing,” for your career might be debatable in theory. But, in reality,...

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A Must-Listen Interview for Job Hunters

No matter who you are or what you do, I’m willing to bet you know who Richard "Dick" Bolles is. Maybe the name itself doesn’t ring a bell, but the title of his book most certainly will: What Color Is Your Parachute? Sound familiar? Dubbed the “Job Hunter’s Bible”,...

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How Your Weaknesses Can Make You Strong

Let’s talk about your weaknesses, shall we? Yes, I’m looking at you. Take a seat. Get comfortable. I know it hurts to hear, but you’re not perfect. Don’t worry. No one expects you to be. We all have weaknesses because (surprise!) we’re human. Knowing them—and...

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The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping

Out of everyone in my group of college friends, I was the only one who still had the same job two years after graduation. Everyone else had changed jobs once, twice, even three times. So, I felt somewhat smug—as if I knew something they didn’t. It wasn’t until many...

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20 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Accepting a New Job

Woo-hoo! You got a job offer. Way to go. But before you jump at the opportunity, I recommend taking a few minutes to really evaluate the position and how well it meets your needs. (If you need help figuring out what your needs actually are, be sure to download my...

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Five Strategies to Cope When Quitting Really Isn’t an Option

Those who say “quitters never win” are fooling themselves. If you stick something out just because you’re afraid of giving up—and it’s something that no longer serves you—you’re wasting your time. And ultimately, you lose. Sure, you’re not a quitter. But you sure as...

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Ready to Quit Your Job? Read This First

Okay, so you gotta get out. I hear you. You’re practically screaming it from the rooftops. It’s time. But let’s not be hasty here. Believe me; I’ve done this a few times. It’s much more effective to focus on doing it right. Here are a few of the ideas I like to review...

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Are You a Job Hopper? 3 Reasons Why You Can’t Stick It Out

If you’re a serial job hopper, don’t worry: I’m not here to pick on you. This article isn’t about placing blame; it’s about exploring motivation. You see, I’ve worked with a lot of people who want desperately to find that perfect job—a job that holds their interest...

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