Virtual Career Fairs

Are you prepared for virtual career fairs? Although unemployment is at an all-time high, numerous companies are hiring.  Things are operating a little differently than they have in the past, though. With social distancing guidelines in place, and many company employees still working remotely, organizations are leveraging technology for the hiring process, and there are tons of virtual events known as virtual career fairs and virtual job fairs popping up everywhere. There is a lot…

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Nancy Spivey, Founder of Ready Set Resumes, is interviewed on Job Search Techniques for the Pandemic

With unemployment at an all-time high and millions of candidates in job search, WABE.ORG interviewed Nancy Spivey, Career Coach and Founder of Ready Set Resumes, to share tips for job search during the Coronavirus pandemic. The job search tips addressed in the article are as follows: Be open to pivoting Refresh your resume Don’t worry about having a gap in employment, right now Prepare to answer these interview questions Networking is key Consider hiring a…

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Do What You Love

Recently someone said thank God it’s already Wednesday, it’s getting closer to Friday. I did a double take as I thought, oh no, it’s already Wednesday. When you do what you love and you love what you do, every day is inspiring regardless of whether it’s the weekend or a weekday. I love the hat and out of office concept. I also love what I do so it’s rare that I’m ?% out of office…

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Is a Resume Writer Worth the Investment? -AJC interviews Nancy Spivey of Ready Set Resumes

Career coach and resume expert Nancy Spivey knows the score. She says the number one reason most jobseekers reach out to a resume writer is because it’s easier for someone else to play up your achievements than to do it yourself. “For the majority of people, writing a resume isn’t what they do every day,” said Spivey. “They’re not in the job market every day. And I think people have a very hard time marketing themselves.…

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Laid Off – Where Life Begins

Today I received a message from a dear friend.  She had been laid off from her job.  As a career coach, I work with clients everyday who have been laid off from jobs.  In most cases, people are initially stunned at the news of a lay off.  Being stunned is actually one of the five stages of grief. It’s called denial.  It’s that feeling of “No way, not me.  This isn’t happening”.   I often…

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