Let the Pros Handle It

Written by Myrtis Smith

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Should you hire one? Simply put, if you’re sending out a large number of resumes but not getting any interviews it is time to hire a professional resume writer.

What to look for? Find someone who will spend time interviewing you and helping you decide what to include on your resume. If they simply ask you to fill out a form without a live conversation, find someone else. Also ask about fees up front and be sure you understand what is included.

Headhunter -----------------

What do they do? Headhunters (sometimes called Recruiters) match employment opportunities to available candidates. Headhunters generally have a good knowledge ofrepparttar companies they represent and can pre-screen potential candidates, saving bothrepparttar 101879 employer andrepparttar 101880 job hunter time.

Should you hire one? Using a headhunter is a good idea if you have a very specific skill set that companies may not advertise. Headhunters are also very useful if you are conducting a passive job search and just want to stay aware of openings in your field.

What to look for? The key thing to remember about headhunters is they work forrepparttar 101881 person who pays them (sounds obvious doesn't it?). If a headhunter is being paid byrepparttar 101882 hiring company (and they often are) keep that in mind as you listen to their advice. If you are paying a headhunter, know what you're paying for. Do they charge a flat fee or a percentage of your first year's salary? If you find a job without their help, do you still have to pay repparttar 101883 fee?

Myrtis Smith is the founder of Premeditated Life. At Premeditated Life we have one focus - Your Career. As a career coach I offer a variety of services designed to improve your professional skills, support you in your career goals and transitions, and empower your job search. For a FREE Career Assessment contact us at coaching@premeditatedlife.com

Learning to Shop Wisely - The Rule of 3!

Written by Nikki Willhite

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Here's another way to look at it. Think of your hands. How many purposes can you think of for them? Probably more than about anything else. Now think of buying a pearl ring for one of your fingers. What purpose does that ring serve? It is decorative, and worn for only one reason- to look good.

If you tire of that ring, or your fingers get larger and it can't be sized, is there any other purpose for that ring? Not really, unless you removerepparttar stone and put it in another setting (which will be expensive) or give it to someone. So just be sure you really want that ring before you buy it.

Onrepparttar 101878 other hand (no pun intended) when you buy a wedding ring, it has several purposes. It is a symbol of your marriage union. It has sentimental value. It is also decorative. It could be said to be used for security in some ways. It passesrepparttar 101879 Rule of Three.

Here are some other examples to further illustrate my point:

SOFA SLEEPER Used as a bed. Seating for company. Seating for family. DESK

Used to pay bills. Used to write letters. Used for studying.


Used to mix waffle batter. Used to beat eggs. Used to make cakes.


Seal letters. Sewing aid. Wrap presents. One last example of a single purpose item is a piano. Now then, I couldn't live without mine, but then, I play it every day. However, for it to be useful, someone has to play it. If someone does it is money well spent.

If, however, after you buy it, you tire of lessons, and it just sits there, you have made a mistake, from which you may or may not be able to recover your money. How many people do you know that have pianos just sitting in their home? The only time they are played is when company comes. Since it is probably not being maintained or tuned (which is expensive) even they won't want to play it long.

Think carefully before buying items with just one purpose!

Nikki Willhite, mother of three, and an Interior Design Graduate, is the editor of The Pennypincher E-zine and Tightwad Tidbits Daily. Visit her at http://www.allthingsfrugal.com

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