It happens every year: around the 4th of July,
job searching across the board slows down dramatically as companies deal with
rolling summer vacations. Unlike December when very few positions are being
posted, the summer slump does not impact the amount of jobs. Instead, the
slow-down hits the recruitment process itself within the companies.
Did you know that December 31st is “Make Up Your Mind Day” in the United States? This is entirely appropriate, as the first step in any personal transformation requires making a decision that you really do want to change.
You have probably heard the dismal statistics: 80% of New Year’s Resolutions are broken or abandoned by February. I know ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...