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Tandem Powered offers a full suite of Professional Resume Writing, Career Development, and HR / Business Consulting services.


Tandem Powered's blog is dedicated to empowering readers by highlighting best practices in the arena of resume writing, career development, and organizational effectiveness, as well as by providing readers with an insider's view of the corporate hiring process.


Kent Nolen

Recently, I've had a surge of inquires and questions from people who know that their current slump is about a lot more than a bad resume. Since so many people want to get into a career "lane" that feels right before sharpening the resume, I want to take a moment to revisit a theme that pops up here from time to time: What's going on behind your resume?

As I've said before...  There are many options to consider as you ponder how to get creative in your job search. The best thing to do, though, is to first check in with your own internal compass to make sure you are heading in the right direction. Use your findings to start to design your own “perfect” career and life. Consider the following questions...

-What do you value most in life? -What does an ideal workday look like? -What motivates you? What stifles you?

Readers may remember that Mike, for example, asked himself the same questions as an extension of some Career Development work we did together. He acknowledged that he valued change and flexibility but had never applied those values to the workplace. This realization is what drove him to consider contract work.

Do some examining of your own. Get a firm grasp on what really matters to you. In the process, you too will likely be inspired to branch out and to look at things, like your job search, a bit differently.

Career and life satisfaction start with you.

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