10 Smart Tips To Help Your Job Search

On Monday, are you already dreaming of Friday?
Are you currently working a job you dislike and thinking of making the big career transition?
Do you have a passion for cooking and would love to study culinary arts?

Or, maybe you’re looking for a job, and considering a career in growing fields like healthcare or the increasingly important field of information technology. Or maybe you’re hoping to break into the business world. No matter what industry you want to pursue, there are a few job search best practices that will help you stand out among the competition when jumpstarting your career.

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What if All I Want is a Mediocre Life?

What if I all I want is a small, slow, simple life? What if I am most happy in the space of in between? Where calm lives. What if I am mediocre and choose to be at peace with that?

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Happy #NationalWomensHealthWeek!

Happy National Women’s Health Week, ladies!

How perfect to follow up Mother’s Day with a reminder to care for our mind, bodies and soul.

So I ask you today. When you think about meditation, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Bogus? Boring? Ineffective? I’d never do it?

Well, let me ask you another few questions: Are you overwhelmed? Are you stressed? Are you short-tempered? Has the joy been sucked out of your life? Does life seem a lot like groundhog day? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should meditate. Yup, you should.

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A Tribute To All Women On Mother’s Day

This is our 8th Mother’s Day together on WomenOnTheFence.com. I have paid tribute to my incredible mother, and to my two beautiful sons (that I owe my mother title to). I have also paid tribute to the many stories of mothers who have endured and overcome, who have experienced tragedy and triumph, and who have come out on the other side with grace and resilience.

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I Sing Again

Disclaimer: Today’s post contains disturbing content. As an inspirational modern women’s lifestyle blog, our mandate is to teach and empower women, and spotlight different female stories from around the world. 18 and over please. By V.…

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What I Learned From Reading 1,000 Resumes

Chances are if you’re working right now, it’s safe to say you had to more than likely send out a resume in order to get hired. Even if you didn’t, there could come that time in the future where you may have to. Regardless of if you’re planning on applying for a new job, it’s always great to have some resume tips in the back of your head for future reference.

To let you know a bit about myself, I worked in human resources for a pretty large company for close to 10 years. Thankfully, I was able to escape the rat race and start a side project while enjoying my family. While the corporate atmosphere wasn’t too bad, I wanted to share with everyone what you can do to make your resume stand out above the rest because you’d be amazed at how much garbage (I’m saying that nicely) we’d get. In fact, it wouldn’t be uncommon to get 500 resumes within 48 hours for ONE job position. Out of those, however, we would maybe like 20.

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Pour Out the Bucket

Is your bucket list bringing you more stress than joy?

Are you feeling left out because you don’t see how you’ll ever have the time or money to tackle your bucket list?

I poured out my bucket and you can too.

What is a Bucket List?

The definition of “bucket list” is a list of things that one wants to do before dying.

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Getting Off The Fence and Biz Tips With GossClub

I was honored to share some biz tips, work life balance insight, and about getting off the fence. Thank you Rebecca for this fun interview on your site GossClub.com, which as you would imagine, readers, stands for Girl Boss.

Here it is….

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Change is Inevitable. Growth Is Optional.

Change… it’s the only constant.

We can fight it, we can try to avoid it, but change happens.

Change can be really hard. We as a people, are not by nature, adaptive to change. Why? Change means ‘new.’ Change involves the unknown. Change means breaking comfortable patterns. Change involves going outside our comfort zone. We can fight change, we can try to avoid it, but change happens. And while change can come as a huge relief if we’ve just moved past a bad chapter in our lives, change can also be very scary. It involves tremendous risk, and can really tickle our insecurities.

But here’s what’s true– you make the choice about how you’re going to respond to change. You hold the power. On this #MotivationMonday, understand that change welcomes in a wonderful sense of freedom.

Tory Burch’s quote above applies to business, true, but it also applies to marriage, parenting, or just LIFE. When we sit complacent on the fence paralyzed by fear of change, life will just pass us by.

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Edgar

We are not supposed to go down into the darkness of the core. Yet, if we can risk it, the something born of that nothing is the beginning of truth.” —Adrienne Rich

Readers, it was time to write about Edgar. My heart feels strangely lighter. A great weight has been lifted from my soul. Still, I couldn’t have written this story any earlier because my level of self-security was too low— and my thoughts about what happened took decades to coalesce. I wasn’t ready to confess to having so much shame either. Shame prefers to remain silent, and tiptoe around the attic like a reclusive ghost. Shame never comes downstairs to eat with everyone. Shame places you inside an invisible garbage bag, and everything that you are feels like it belongs in a dumpster—permanently. Also, the silence of deep shame is always at war with the possibilities for healing.

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