12 results for author: Saundra Botts


Subject Matter Expert or “Pigeon-holed?”

Gone are the days of old-fashioned job security where you could get into a "safe" industry or stay somewhere long enough that you would never have to worry about being laid-off, downsized or becoming obsolete. In the new economy of disruption, the only job ...
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The New Biggest Career Mistake

In past generations, you could expect to be loyal to a company, stay there for 25 years, and you would have job security. The recession of 2008 changed everything and now, that is no longer how job security works. In our new economy, you may find yourself ...
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Is Your Face Sabotaging Your Job Interview?

Have you ever thought an interview went great and were surprised to find out that the feedback was, "We'll pass."? There are hundreds of reasons a company will “pass” on a job applicant but only about 25% of the cause is out of our control. You cannot ...
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Are Your Career Choices Limited by the Quality of Life You Desire?

If you have finally realized that there is more to life than work, you have probably also realized that re-prioritizing your life is easier said than done. The 200K+ job market is as competitive as it can possibly be because the roles are fewer and farther ...
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Are You Blowing Your Biggest Opportunity in the Job Interview?

In a job interview, the biggest opportunity you have to  set yourself apart from the competition is asking the right questions. Subconsciously or consciously, assumptions are made by those we speak with regarding our intellect, personal agenda and overall ...
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5 Characteristics of a Great Resume

In the last few years, the economy, the job market, what companies look for in leadership, how we absorb information, how we search for what we want to have all changed drastically. As a result, what makes a great resume has changed. What is a great ...
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5 Things That Don’t Matter on a Resume Anymore

Resumes will not be around forever. They are slowly becoming obsolete. LinkedIn is the key resume disruptor. Your LinkedIn profile will soon not only replace the need for a generic resume but it will be your professional identity. In the meantime, it is ...
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Top 5 Resume Fails

Before you start a job search, understand that your resume will NEVER get you the job. The only thing your resume can do is get you an interview. Once you get to the job interview, you must act as though your resume does not exist. What can prevent your ...
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How a Few Chance Words Can Change Your Entire Career Path

All it can take is a chance meeting, a few words from a stranger, or an opportunity to cross your path to completely shape your career. Noramay Cadena is an accomplished engineer with an impressive resume: she's worked at Boeing, she's the Co-founder ...
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Why December is the Biggest Month for Your Career

In years past, one might have assumed January to be the biggest month for career strategy. Most of what contributes to our professional landscape has changed in the last few years and that has changed how we implement our career strategies. The biggest change ...
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Why You Can’t Find Your Dream Job Posted Online

Have you ever come home from a tough day at work and surfed the web for your dream job? You scoured all the hottest job boards and the “Careers” pages of the companies for which you would love to work, and you can’t seem to find that ideal job at the ...
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Should I Change Jobs?

Have you ever thought, "Should I change jobs?" It's a subtle thought--the thought that where you are is not where you should be. It usually comes with a kind of casual self-examination, that eventually builds to panic. You begin to question everything ...
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