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“Second Acts: The Late Bloomer”

Here is a lovely article from, written by Kathryn Joosten, an actress I’ve always enjoyed. It’s all about her eclectic career path from being a nurse to an Emmy-winning actress. Hopefully her story give you a bit of inspiration! Julie Mendez ********************* Second Acts: The Late Bloomer By Kathryn Joosten Some people in Hollywood …

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FedEx Office Provides Free Resume Printing Today!

FedEx Office (formerly FedEx Kinkos) will provide FREE résumé printing, today only – March 10, 2009. See below for complete details! Free Resume Printing (Thank you to my colleagues in the NRWA for passing this information along!) Julie Mendez JSM Career Coaching

Watch What You Post On Facebook! It Might Get You Fired!

Folks, you have no idea how often stuff like this happens. From Facebook, MySpace, bulliten boards, blogs, etc. – employers ARE watching. It’s even worse when you’re applying for jobs. So EVERYONE, please watch what you post online. The anonymity of the Internet is a fallacy. You will get found out! “Facebook Post Gets Worker …

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USAJOBS is Breached

Here is the article from from Washington Post in its entirety. To find it online, please go to: “Federal Job Database is Breached.” By Joe Davidson Saturday, January 31, 2009; Page D02 The federal government’s online database for job seekers has been hacked. As if Uncle Sam’s hiring process is not in enough of a …

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30 Fastest Hiring Federal Agencies of 2009

Julie’s Top Five Reasons to Work for the US Federal Government (Since I’m married to someone who does work for the Federal Gov’t, I feel pretty comfortable sharing my list!) Job Security – Once you’re “in,” you’re in. This is unheard of nowadays. Unless you do something really stupid and steal or something of that …

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‘Tis the Season. . . to Network for a Job

This is THE WEEK. It seems like every holiday party on the planet is happening this week. If you were thinking of skipping any of them, THINK again! Contrary to popular belief, December is one of the best times to be job hunting! It’s only perception that might make you think that hiring slows down …

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Calling all job search/career related questions!

I am looking for material to write about. I would love the input, so please email me any resume, job search, interview, or career related questions you might have! ( (Feel free to pass this along to anyone you think might be interested. I’m looking to get a wide range of questions so the blog …

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100 Days Left in 2008

This morning I received an email in my inbox, stating that September 22nd marks 100 days until the end of 2008. I’m a big fan of goal setting, and each New Year’s Day I write up a detailed list of goals for myself. So, reading that was quite a wake-up call for myself (and I …

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