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Susan Guarneri
United States
Career Assessment Goddess ( with 20+ years of experience. I partner with you to leverage your career assets, plus insights gained from personal branding and career assessments, to propel you to the next level in your career or business.
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What will careers and the workplace be like in the future for 2016 college graduates? If the past is prologue, then we can count on one truism: much will change. The ability to adapt to and grow with this ever-changing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2016 at Career Goddess
Sally Krawchek, formerly the top woman in banking and the founder of a professional women’s network firm called Ellevate which encourages women’s success, says, ‘Ask for the raise!’ So is it really that simple? Well, almost. According to Payscale’s Salary... Continue reading
Posted Feb 29, 2016 at Career Goddess
SCENARIO: Waiting to hear back after a job interview can be a nail-biting experience. If you have banked your hopes on getting a particular job offer, it can seem like an excruciatingly long time. OVERVIEW: The job interview and hiring... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at Career Goddess
SCENARIO: SOS for the Long Job Interview and Hiring Process - Part 1 introduced the common dilemma for job-seekers of expecting to hear back quickly with a job offer after an interview, especially when they have been referred to as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at Career Goddess
SCENARIO: The hiring manager at a recent job interview intimated that you were the ‘ideal candidate’ and that you could expect a job offer shortly. But it has now been more than 10 days with no word from him or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at Career Goddess
PayScale’s Best Jobs for You Tool provides a fun and intriguing launching point for career exploration. Based on answers to six questions, this career assessment tool shows up to 10 job titles that match with select personality characteristics and work... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Career Goddess
Forbes’ Best Employers list always garners a lot of attention from the media and from savvy job seekers, as well it should. This year’s listing of the top 500 companies (with more than 1,000 employees) as rated by their employees... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at Career Goddess
When you are frustrated or confused in your job search, you may often be asking yourself the question, “What do they (potential employers) really want? Throwing up your hands or shaking your head in wonderment is a brief release, but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2015 at Career Goddess
Salary negotiations can often seem like a thorny, complex topic at best and really uncomfortable or even pushy at times for some folks. In fact, according to a recent Salary Negotiation Study by PayScale, of the 31,000 employees who completed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Career Goddess
Words are a powerful component in your job search. They can create a positive impression or a negative one. If you make one or more errors in your resume and cover letter, you stand the very real threat of being... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Career Goddess
Starting your own business is a dream many people have in common. What is not so common is actually making that dream come true! Being an entrepreneur is not easy. In fact, it may well be the hardest work you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at Career Goddess
Have you ever wondered which types of careers have the highest salaries? If you are considering a career change or a job search, this question is likely near the top of your list. Here is an interesting infographic from Brighton... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2014 at Career Goddess
Job Action Day 2013 is today! It is the sixth year of Job Action Day and the perfect opportunity for job seekers and workers to get expert advice from career pros. Each year there is a different theme. The theme... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at Career Goddess
What does it take to build a successful business in this modern age of information overload, time crunch, and high-stakes competition? More than just ‘wishing and hoping’ for sure! Fortunately Miriam Saltpeter and Hannah Morgan have compiled a modern-day business... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2013 at Career Goddess
According to Chris Muccio, co-author with Peggy Murrah of 42 Rules for 24-Hour Success on LinkedIn (Second Edition), “Simply being on LinkedIn is not a business strategy” or, I would add, a job-search strategy. Instead, LinkedIn is a communications platform... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2013 at Career Goddess
Labor Day weekend signals summer’s end and the beginning of ‘serious’ business. The school year starts, employers rachet up their recruiting, and jobseekers launch into heightened job search activity. For many, that means updating a professional resume and applying via... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2013 at Career Goddess
Personal branding has a lot of buzz, but do you really know what it's about? Here is a snapshot of facts: Fact 1: your personal brand must be authentic. It must be based in reality and not simply fanciful wishes.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2013 at Career Goddess
“Leadership is a science and an art”. So say Doug Watsbaugh and Rick Conlow, authors of Superstar Leadership: A 31-Day Plan to Motivate People, Communicate Positively, and Get Everyone On Your Side (CareerPress 2013). With 40 years of management experience... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2013 at Career Goddess
Proactively managing your career, as I recommended in Business Trends and Your Career Future, means not waiting until you are laid off, unemployed, or desperately unhappy in your job. It’s about making a serious commitment to your career on a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2013 at Career Goddess
The behemoth companies of the corporate world are not as secure in their top-ranked positions in the Fortune 1000 as we may think. And the pace at which they are being toppled from those ranks is increasing. So asserts Brian... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2013 at Career Goddess
Career management is more than angling for the next promotion or salary raise. It’s about keeping your head up and catching a glimpse every now and then of where the future of work is trending. Those trends within the next... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2013 at Career Goddess
Social media has become a top-of-mind strategy in job search and career advancement on the job. In order to use social media successfully, you need first to understand your message of value to your target audience and your points of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at Career Goddess
Hate your job? Floundering in a career that is boring or toxic to your mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being? Are you waiting to be rescued…by someone else, fate, or a big lottery win? Perhaps it’s time to try something different.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at Career Goddess
Video interviewing via Skype has increasingly become the preferred mode for an employer or recruiter to vet a potential candidate. It saves time and money – that would be enough to make it a no-brainer for just about every employer!... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at Career Goddess
The first 2013 YOUnique newsletter issue came out last month. In case you missed it, here are some archived must-read articles: - Ditch.Dare.Do! for YOU by William Arruda - Digital Identity Essentials by Robin Bramman - Top 10... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at Career Goddess