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Rita Carey
Dr. Rita Carey has 20years experience providing career development services to individuals and groups interested in successful career transition or advancement.
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Everyone in job search wants to make the very best professional impression when submitting a resume. So if you are responding to job announcements, I’m sure that you are customizing the resume for each position and embedding matching keywords. And... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2012 at Build a Better Career
Yesterday, I talked with a person who took a second job at Lowe’s 18 months ago. He works his day job and has 45 minutes to get to Lowe’s for his evening job – which is also a weekend job.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2012 at Build a Better Career
In a recent survey, job seekers rated “staying positive after rejection” as the 2nd most difficult part of looking for a job. (Learn what was rated first in my next post.) In my webinars, the number one complaint is “not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2012 at Build a Better Career
Situational awareness is a prerequisite for managing a job transition. the new world of work requires rethinking our career path and exploring new options. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2012 at Build a Better Career
Here you are… Over 50 and between jobs. Not chosen and not expected. What to do? You’ve listened to the career experts and it’s clear: you have to get out there and talk to people; make connections… network. Call people... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2012 at Build a Better Career
USAC, a dynamic company in downtown DC, has an outstanding opportunity for a regular full‐time position for a Manager of Reporting, High Cost. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2012 at Build a Better Career
Job Boards are under-utilized. Why would I claim that Job Boards are under-utilized? First, let me tell you what I am not saying: I am not suggesting that people in job search are not spending enough time on job boards.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at Build a Better Career
Are you proficient with Job Boards? Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2012 at As the New Year approaches
Compliance Analyst - Baltimore, MD Area SUMMARY: Financial Services/Investment Management firm looking to add an experienced professional to their Compliance staff with one of the following backgrounds: Investment Compliance, Fund Accounting, Portfolio Accounting, or Trade Support. Prior Investment Compliance experience... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2011 at Build a Better Career
The New Year brings renewed commitment...what is your job search plan? Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2011 at Build a Better Career
Is multitasking making your job search inefficient? In an attempt to accomplish as much as you can in the least amount of time, do you manage several tasks at once? Does this create an illusion of proficiency? The research suggests it does! Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2011 at Build a Better Career
It’s not easy making lemons out of lemonade. Staying positive is not the immediate reaction to bad news. Is it helpful to see the possibilities in unwanted life events? Yes, it is…but it’s not an automatic response and takes time!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2011 at Build a Better Career
When employers discriminate against the unemployed, it's bad for business and for the labor market. Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2011 at Build a Better Career
Guy Kawasaki's new book Enchantment offers inspiring concepts applicable to job seekers. How do you want to be known...check out his three pillars of enchantment. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2011 at Build a Better Career
People are remaining in the workforce beyond age 55 in record numbers. Can they maintain those jobs? Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2011 at Build a Better Career
Working a job fair does not mean dropping off a resume. Successful job seekers know that. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2011 at Build a Better Career
The 7 Percent Solution You’ve heard it all before: This is a new time, a new labor market - requiring new job search strategies and tools. You have been told: Most jobs are not posted (approximately 70% never get listed... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2011 at Build a Better Career
Jim’s successful job search: A True Story I received an email recently form Jim announcing that he had landed a new job. I asked if I could share his experience with others. Here it is: Jim applied electronically on July... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2010 at Build a Better Career
You submit your resume and don't get interviews. Maybe you can improve your success rate. Check this out. Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2010 at Build a Better Career
Does your job search need a tune-up? You’ve been working hard at your job search, you’re getting tired and discouraged, you expected to be working by now and your energy level is low and getting lower. What to do? Perhaps... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2010 at Build a Better Career
In the new World of Work, getting hired is no longer a simple “find a job posting and submit your resume.” Today, getting a job requires a proactive marketing perspective, relying heavily on Social Media such as LinkedIn, FaceBook, and Twitter. But the impact of misinformation about a job seeker can have disastrous results as it moves beyond these sites. Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2010 at Build a Better Career
Does long term unemployment make you unemployable? The answer is not necessarily, but there are some career protection measures you must take. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2010 at Build a Better Career
What does it take to "stand out" get a gold or silver or bronze? In my workshops and job search teams, I have the privilege of meeting many diverse people in job search. No matter what their educational level,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2010 at Build a Better Career
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Mar 15, 2010
If managing a career transition were an Olympic Event, would you know how to compete? I watched in great anticipation as snow boarders danced in the air and skiers swirled around curves this past week. I found myself trying to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2010 at Build a Better Career