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Check out my latest video as I share why starting with fulfillment in your search for your dream job is a critical first step.

Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach

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Check out my latest YouTube video as I explain why Pivot Planet can be helpful in your effort to learn more about possible career paths when you are working towards defining your dream job. Informational interviews can be conducted for free using your network as well, but many people do not have the contacts necessary for the industries they are looking into. Pivot Planet can provide those contacts…

Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach

www.halliecrawford.com – Hallie Crawford, Certified Career Coach, shares how to use the career website, MyPlan.com to your advantage. Whether you are a recent high school grad or a mid-career professional, regardless of your age or experience, this website can help you brainstorm career ideas and learn more about possible industries for you. It could help you find your dream job…

Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach

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Career AdviceI was very honored to be featured in the most recent issue (Feb 2014) of Atlanta Magazine in the cool jobs section. Here is some quick advice for some of the common questions people are asking these days excerpted from this article:

Do I need to use social media for my search? And if so – how much? At my age the last thing I want to be doing is posting selfie’s on Instagram and photos of my lunch. Social media can help your search enormously these days so yes – you need to use it. But it doesn’t have to be the way your teenage daughter uses it for example. Start with LinkedIn, which keeps it completely professional. Update and finish your profile, make sure it is 100% complete including a professional looking photo! And start with that. You don’t have to venture into any other mediums until or if you decide to. It’s better to have a complete and engaging profile in one arena, than halfway done profiles in several. That’s ineffective. Remember that employers and recruiters are actively searching for candidates on LinkedIn every day. You can also look at profiles of people in your industry to see what you might need to be competitive – and you can review profiles of those in the jobs you want to have, to determine where you may need to beef up your skills or experience base. Also remember, employers are going to Google you whether you like it or not, so know what comes up in a Google search using your name.

When do I bring up salary? It’s simple, hold the question or discussion until the end when the employer is about to make an offer, or already has or to quote Barrett Brooks (author of career blog Living for Monday) from this article which I think is a perfect way to put it, until you “sense some sort of commitment from the employer.”

Do I really need to take a coding class in order to land the job I want in the high tech world? Before you make the leap into any class or invest in education, make sure first – that’s the job you really want. Is it your dream job, is it the right fit, is it the next best step towards your long term career goal? Make sure the answer is yes. If there’s hesitation, vet that out before you make the investment. Second, ensure that the class will tangibly impact your search or career progression. Ask recruiters whether it’s worth your time. Talk to friends in the industry to find out if it’s a must have or not. Vet it out before diving in.

Hallie Crawford
Atlanta Career Coach

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Check out my latest video as I discuss this recent article that has career advice and ideas about finding a job you love. In this video, I share a few additional ideas with you about how to handle that process of identifying your dream job. Hint, find something you are not just passionate about, but also naturally curious about. Listen to learn why this is important.

Read Article Here: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/why-cant-job-love-102300258.html

Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach

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Check out my latest video as I discuss how Good.co can assist you in your job search, to help you find the right career fit. And – what you need to do in addition to leveraging this resource to ensure you consider everything in your quest to find your dream job. In this video I give you clues to other things to take into account.

Hallie Crawford
Certified Career Coach

Categories : Job Search, Video Blog
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Many our clients are still hesitant to dive into online networking and actively use LinkedIn as a tool in their search for their dream job. Find out what to do about it in this career advice video:

Hallie Crawford
Job Coach

 

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CareerI was honored to be featured in this article from USNews.com about stepping into the shadow of another employee, Fighting the Ghosts of Beloved Employees Past.

Trying to fill the shoes of the person who came before you can be difficult for anyone, even a stellar employee who fits the job description perfectly. It can be intimidating for you and hard for those who worked with the person you are replacing. Change is tough for everyone. You need to be patient with the process. You should understand that some people may have had a great working relationship with the former employee and may be hesitant about working with you at first.

Keep in mind that you are not there to mimic what they did. You can make your mark, and still be mindful of other’s feelings about you as the new person. Try to see what you can learn from them, but don’t compare yourself to the other person. Focus on what you can bring to the table and establishing your own, new relationships with each co-worker.

Hallie Crawford
Job Coach

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