The Career Launcher https://thecareerlauncher.com Resume Optimization, Career Rx, Career Coaching and Job Search Strategy Tue, 04 Sep 2018 19:54:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Are Job Search Expenses Tax Deductible? https://thecareerlauncher.com/are-job-search-expenses-tax-deductible/ https://thecareerlauncher.com/are-job-search-expenses-tax-deductible/#respond Sun, 22 Jul 2018 16:51:18 +0000 https://thecareerlauncher.com/?p=17034 Incurring job search expenses and want to know if they are tax deductible? Here’s what the government wants you to consider. Same Occupation.  Your expenses must be for a job search in your current line of work. You can’t deduct expenses for a job search in a new occupation. Résumé Costs.  You can deduct the cost of […]

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Best Mobile Apps For Your Job Search https://thecareerlauncher.com/best-mobile-apps-for-your-job-search/ https://thecareerlauncher.com/best-mobile-apps-for-your-job-search/#respond Sun, 15 Jul 2018 15:57:58 +0000 https://thecareerlauncher.com/?p=17024 Don’t wait until you need a job to update your phone and download your mission critical mobile apps for job search. They are your tools for managing a continuous job search, which is the new normal. Mobile versions for all job search sites that offer QuickApply from your phone after you have created your profile and […]

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Best Job Search Tools – 2018 https://thecareerlauncher.com/best-job-search-tools-2018/ https://thecareerlauncher.com/best-job-search-tools-2018/#respond Sat, 14 Jul 2018 16:17:17 +0000 https://thecareerlauncher.com/?p=17009 Job search tools change constantly. Which is great for job seekers. Although job seekers think they have received many job search tools, the reality is that employers have received even more technology and tools to screen out candidates. That’s why candidates complain constantly about the resume black hole, constant rejections, humans never reviewing their online […]

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The Best Career Assessment Tests https://thecareerlauncher.com/the-best-career-assessment-tests/ https://thecareerlauncher.com/the-best-career-assessment-tests/#respond Sat, 07 Jul 2018 17:37:26 +0000 https://thecareerlauncher.com/?p=16997 Are you a college student seeking more insight into appropriate careers that you will love? Or a midcareer professional seeking the next stage of your career and want to ensure that you will like what you pick to do for the next 20 years? Then consider career assessments. My favorites are the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator […]

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Careers For People Who Love to Travel https://thecareerlauncher.com/careers-for-people-who-love-to-travel/ https://thecareerlauncher.com/careers-for-people-who-love-to-travel/#respond Tue, 03 Jul 2018 20:16:51 +0000 https://thecareerlauncher.com/?p=16986 Love to travel and want to get paid for it? Here are the top careers for professionals who love life on the road: Sales Travel Nurse Management Consultant Coach Reporter/Journalist Flight Attendant Military Motivational Speaker Pilot Standup Comedian Think you are a road dog? If you are considering a role with significant travel, you should […]

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What Do You Do When Your Job Search Stalls? https://thecareerlauncher.com/what-do-you-do-when-your-job-search-stalls/ https://thecareerlauncher.com/what-do-you-do-when-your-job-search-stalls/#respond Tue, 03 Jul 2018 19:51:15 +0000 https://thecareerlauncher.com/?p=16984 You decided to upgrade your career. You’ve spent weeks, maybe months, configuring your online brand and job search profiles, updating and optimizing your resume, and had some initial success. Then your job search stalled out. These are the biggest reasons that job seekers lose momentum: Poor interview performance – If you don’t perform well in […]

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Should You Pause Your Job Search for the Summer? https://thecareerlauncher.com/should-you-pause-your-job-search-for-the-summer/ https://thecareerlauncher.com/should-you-pause-your-job-search-for-the-summer/#respond Sat, 05 May 2018 21:08:57 +0000 https://thecareerlauncher.com/?p=16931 Many job seekers think they should take the summer off. They shouldn’t. Yes, it’s true that July is a slow month for getting a job offer. However, if you are actively seeking a job you should consider working very hard to submit quality applications throughout May and June. Those applications may result in interviews in […]

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Protect Your Employability – Eligible for Rehire https://thecareerlauncher.com/protect-your-employability-eligible-for-rehire/ https://thecareerlauncher.com/protect-your-employability-eligible-for-rehire/#respond Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:11:05 +0000 https://thecareerlauncher.com/?p=16919 I’ve had 3 clients recently who were dealing with either malicious off the record references from a former manager they worked for – for years – and received good performance reviews, raises and positive feedback. However, some event happened with each person and the result was that the former manager got revenge with a combination of […]

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Resume Template Best Practices https://thecareerlauncher.com/resume-template-best-practices/ https://thecareerlauncher.com/resume-template-best-practices/#respond Sat, 07 Apr 2018 20:13:28 +0000 https://thecareerlauncher.com/?p=16911 For years as a Recruiting leader, when talking to candidates with suboptimal resumes not ready to be formally submitted to a Hiring Manager, they would ask me, “Can’t you just send me a resume template and I’d just tweak it?” Actually, not really. Resume templates are a great start for format but you have to […]

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Job Search Support System https://thecareerlauncher.com/job-search-support-system/ https://thecareerlauncher.com/job-search-support-system/#respond Sat, 07 Apr 2018 18:27:19 +0000 https://thecareerlauncher.com/?p=16907 Job search is the most important life decision net to buying a home, marrying, becoming a parent or launching a new business.  In all of these other life events, we typically surround ourselves with a team of experts – doctors, realtors, brokers, attorneys or coaches. When it comes to job search, from what I’ve seen, […]

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