Welcome to BlogNotions' Career Blog

The BlogNotions Career Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the Career industry. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on topics like improving your current career, taking the steps to start a new one, and much more more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

9 Ways to Be a Positive Force in a Negative Workplace

My German Father-in-law would call trying to fix this negative workplace, Furzen gegen den Donner,  “farting against thunder.”  I’ve got to admit, the description I got on the other end of the phone was pretty bad:  little to no recognition, development, or teamwork…combined with long hours, limited resources, lots of finger-pointing, and the uncertainty of a new […]

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These Tools Help You Identify Resume Keywords

Because of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), keywords on resumes  are all-important, but it’s not always easy to know which keywords to use. We offer tips in our article, Tapping the Power of Keywords to Enhance Your Resume, and its sidebars, but here are a couple of newer tools that have emerged. Jobscan A popular service […]

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Transitions: My First Week as an Entrepreneur

As my regulars know, I’ve recently left my job as a Verizon Wireless executive to pursue my entrepreneurial dream.   I promise that my blog will continue to be about ways to support you.  With that said, I’ve received so many wonderful notes and lots of questions about what’s next as an entrepreneur, that I figured there were […]

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Imagine There Are No Talent Reviews

Imagine all the people… -John Lennon Sara called me excitedly.  ”Karin you know how you’ve been encouraging me to take a lateral move to broaden my experience… the PERFECT job just came open.  I can really imagine myself in the role.  Can you put in a good word for me?” “Excellent,” I thought.  Sara was […]

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Skydiving in Las Vegas on April 14

It’s time to tackle one of the items on my bucket list. Rachelle and I now have a reservation to go skydiving — first time for both of us. We opted to go with Skydive Las Vegas. We’re signed up for the 8am skydive on April 14. We jump from about 2.5 miles above the ground. I […]

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Power Up Your Cover Letters 3 Ways

Content from our resume-writing partner, Great Resumes Fast: Can a cover letter really win you an interview? Isn’t that supposed to be the job of the resume? A resume isn’t the sole determining factor in whether you get the interview. A cover letter absolutely can play a deciding role in securing an interview, and I’m going […]

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13 Stupid Sentences That Will Derail Your Career

I wish HR would teach a course on the really stupid sentences people say at work.  Oh, I’m not talking about he obvious stupidity:  ”you look hot in that dress”  or “hey baby…” there’s training and rules for that.  But there’s no code of conduct to protect against the stupid, disempowering words I often hear […]

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You Have Precious Seconds to Capture Resume Reader’s Attention

Content from our resume-writing partner, Great Resumes Fast: A new study by the Harris Poll conducted on behalf of CareerBuilder confirmed that an overwhelming majority of recruiters and HR professionals invest less than two minutes reviewing a candidate’s resume. Furthermore, almost 20% of the recruiters and HR professionals surveyed stated that they invest 30 seconds or […]

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5 Reasons I Quit My Day Job to Pursue My Dream

Yup, I really did quit my day job to purse my dream full-time.   No, this is not an April Fools joke (although last years was fun in case you missed it). I will spend my days helping companies grow confident, competent and creative frontline leaders. I’ve been engrossed in a 45 day transition to […]

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