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Phone Interview: How to Rock It and Get the Job

As president of Powerhouse Planning LLC, I've heard my fair share of the good, the bad and the ugly in phone interviews. This past week, I was pumped about a phone interview I was going to have with a potential candidate who was also a military spouse. She rocked on paper.  Then she completely "bombed" the phone interview. She was not a bad candidate. She was just really unprepared. It got me thinking that maybe people in our community... more

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What to Focus on When You Can't Get Job You Want

Career coaches say that there are only three major motivators for every single career. There are the jobs based on achievement -- climbing through the ranks, rising to titled success. There are jobs based on affiliation -- working with the kinds of people you love, surrounding yourself with those compatible co-workers every single day. And there are jobs based on competencies -- jobs you take because they use and grow the skills and ... more

The nursing field has gotten ever tighter, meaning higher-level degrees are helpful in getting jobs.

In Nursing, Associate's Degree May Not Be Enough

The good news, though, is that there are plenty of ways for you and Leigh Ann to break into hospital work and, on a larger scale, the medical field. If you have completed an ADN, LPN or LVN program, you can start looking for basic medical work at doctor's offices, hospitals, community care centers, nursing homes,or as an assistant working in-house care. In these capacities, you can expect to work on patient records, perform diagnostic ... more

Workshopping your resume

How to Workshop Your Resume

Workshopping your resume is a really simple process.It means asking yourself a handful of questions each time you ready your resume for a job application, and then going over it with fresh eyes before hitting "send" or "print." While workshopping your resume is typically done in a group setting, the good news is it is something you can do at home. Here's how. Step One: Do a Basic Once-Over You probably keep a copy of your resume saved... more

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Now to Next: Get a Job Without Even Trying

"It's the universal truth that they don't tell you about when you sign your marriage certificate," said Marine Corps wife Krista, who, like so many of the spouses in San Diego, recognizes that at some point in the next three years, she will probably be launching another job search. "But getting employed one time is hard enough. Getting employed again and again? That's really hard. That's military life: Get orders. Move to base. Find a ho... more

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You want a degree and you have waited for the right time to get started. Supporting your spouse’s military career, raising children, a move on the horizon – it’s easy to postpone your goals when you’re taking care of others.  When will it be your turn? Now can be your perfect time for college, if ... Continue Reading

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