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Oh My Goth! Jasmine Giffen Joins the Personal Touch Career Services

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In March 2018, the Personal Touch Career Services (PTCS) welcomed Jasmine Giffen to our team as our new Administrative Assistant and Marketing Coordinator.

Jasmine comes from a unique background, as a professional body piercer with seven years of experience for various shops in the Denver metro area. Throughout her career, she has managed the social media marketing and branding efforts for her own business.

At PTCS, Jasmine will be helping with marketing content, social ...

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Pricing changes effective May 15, 2017

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It has been quite some time since we have adjusted our prices for our resume and LinkedIn services. To continue to provide our signature, high quality writing services and still keep it cost-effective, we are making some adjustments to our pricing policies, effective May 15, 2017.

Resume Packages

Effective mid-May, a 5% fee for processing, handling, and shipping costs will be added.

We wanted to keep the core price of our resume packages the same, ranging from $299 for entry level, $399 for ...

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7 Networking tips for introverts

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You have probably heard the statistics – many sources such as LinkedIn, Forbes, and the Harvard Business Review claim that 60 – 80% of jobs are found or secured through some form of networking (sources: Career Playbook, http://www.careerplaybook.com/guide/networking.asp). For people who are shy or naturally more introverted, this sounds like the kiss of death. However, it doesn’t need to be.

 

1.       Realize what networking is and is not

 

First of all, most job search experts and formal studies indicate that “some form ...

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A fistful of business cards

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I bet we all have them – a huge stack of business cards that we’ve gathered at various networking events, coffee meetings, leads groups, and random encounters. I just grabbed a stack out of my own purse today that’s at least two inches thick.

And do you know what most of these represent?

A missed opportunity. Or at least a bunch of dead weight I’ve been carrying around.

Let me get you my card…

Let’s be honest. Not every business card I receive is ...

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Is your resume striking out or knocking it out of the park?

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The job seeker steps up to the plate. You can feel the determination coming off of him like waves spreading across the field. The HR manager pitches the job, a hard fast ball that flies past the job seeker, who just misses it. Setting up for the second pitch now, a deceiving curve ball.  The job seeker swings hard and fans it, catching nothing but air.  It’s all riding on this final pitch.  Another fast ball, but all he does ...

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Get your job search ready for the New Year

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When most people think of the pending New Year, typical resolutions spring to mind: exercise more, eat right, and – of course – get serious about their job search.  However, while many people know they want to get something new, deciding what to do first for the job hunt is not always apparent.

Try this checklist to get your job search into full swing…

  1. Update your resume and LinkedIn profile

Even if you updated your resume as recently as six months ago, take ...

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