Monthly Archives: February 2011

What to Delete from Your Resume Right Now!

Grab a pen right now and strike out the useless items below.  They can and will put you at an unfair disadvantage if you include them on your resume.  How so? Hiring managers are human.  And where there are humans, … Continue reading

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Flip the (Phone) Script

Goodafternoonthankyouforcallingtheturningpointcorporationthisis deborahcolesjacksonhowmayihelpyou? Huh? I’m sorry, is this the Turning Point Corporation? Yesitisma’amhowmayihelpyoutoday? May I speak with Deborah Coles Jackson, please? Thisisdeborahcolesjacksonhowmayihelpyou? Oh brother. Do you cringe when calling a business and have an exchange like this? Even though you have … Continue reading

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Are Your References Available Upon Request?

I love to give glowing professional references to people who deserve them. But I love it even more when I get a heads-up so I can be better prepared to do so. After all, just because you use that dreaded … Continue reading

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Making Military Love Work

When a fellow long-time milspouse and fellow author asked me to share my thoughts about making military love work, I was delighted. Anyone who knows me knows that I am more than happy to do so at any given point … Continue reading

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Oh Shoot!

Think you screwed up at work? Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us, and it’s not the end of the world.  But, it can cost you, big time, if you don’t make the right moves to save your … Continue reading

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Get Creative about Your Calling

We all have a calling…something that we were meant to do for a living. Unfortunately, we sometimes think we have to give up that calling just because we are military spouses, but that simply is not true! Sure, we may … Continue reading

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Working Alone doesn’t Have to be Lonely

As you probably know, I have a passion for helping others pursue their passions and Work It, Girl! So, when I was asked to share with the readers of The Entrepreneur Gazette, tips for how to deal with the loneliness … Continue reading

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What the Heck is a Portable Career?

We military spouses are accustomed to picking up and moving at a moment’s notice. As far as we are concerned, everything is portable, including our careers. But, if you are a new bride or a stay-at-home-mom who is considering starting … Continue reading

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