Dawn Rasmussen

Name: Dawn Rasmussen Twitter: @dawnrasmussen LinkedIn: /in/dawnrasmussen Personal Website/Blog: www.pathfindercareers.com www.pathfindercareers.com/blog Bio: National and international audiences have benefited from Dawn’s expertise as president of Portland, Oregon-based Pathfinder Writing and Career Services. A frequently requested national and international conference speaker on career management topics, her targeted career management advice and resume tips have helped many people fuel their job searches with renewed energy. In addition to developing strategized career documents for mid- to executive-level clients, Dawn is also a career columnist for One+ Magazine and Talentzoo.com, and has been featured in CBS Money Watch, CareerBuilder, and in Business Journal newspapers across the U.S. What's your favorite career related quote? “Very few of the great leaders ever get through their careers without failing, sometimes dramatically." (Philip Crosby) What’s your favorite part about being a CAREEREALISM-Approved Career Expert? Today’s employment marketplace requires keenly focused job seekers who understand what ‘active career management’ means and are also aware of the tools needed to be successful in landing their next job. As an "employment evangelist," I love sharing knowledge on what those tools are and by empowering people…it’s all about helping people gain competencies regarding their personal brand and career assets. CAREEREALISM is an invaluable resource for job seekers to find the information needed to take their job search to the next level. Articles written by this expert: 3 Critical Things to Know Before Jumping Ship in a Bad Economy Single Most Important Career Question to Ask Yourself I Did Everything Right in an Interview, but the Hiring Manager was Nuts The Dangerous Minefield of Modifying Previous Job Titles Don’t Be a LinkedIn 'Collector' or 'User' What’s NOT Wrong with Your Life? Salary Negotiations: Playing Poker with Your Financial Future A Chilling Trend Job Seekers Absolutely Need to Know Company Culture: 7 Tips on How You Can Plug In 10 Common Resume Mistakes You Need to Avoid The Biggest Secret Obstacle to Your Career The Real Reason Some Employers and Applicants Stink at Interviewing Loyalty: A Dead Workplace Value? Job Interview Autopsies: What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You 4 Tips for Connecting with a New Boss How to Handle Terminations in an Interview 10 Ways to Turn Your Job Search into a Full-time Job How Your E-mail Address Can Torpedo a Job Search Truth Hurts: The Real Scoop on Resume Length 4 No-fail Tricks to Capturing Awesome Letters of Recommendation Helpful or Harmful: The Real Costs of Going to Work Sick 6 Tips You Need to Know Before Changing Industries Transform Temp / Contract Work into a Permanent Job Top 7 Survival Tips for New Grads in the Workplace Bad Marketing Gone Wrong – Personalization Matters in a Job Search Are You in Danger of Being Obsolete? Your Appearance Impacts Your Career Top Thing Most People Forget to Include on Their Resume Demanding Job Search Help Doesn’t Mean You’ll Get It Time to Eliminate Confusion: Call for Standardization of Resume Formats 6 Ways to Avoid Burning Bridges By Leaving a Job Top Career Torpedoes You Need to Avoid 6 Tips to Getting Back in the Employment Saddle Again Secret to 2012 Career Success: Commitment Don’t Be a LinkedIn ‘Ignoridiot!’ (15 Ways Around It) How Many Versions of Your Resume Do You Need? Top 5 Barriers to Job or Contact Referrals in a Job Search The Secret ‘Sauce’ to Any Job Search Why You Shouldn’t Go to Work Sick Why Salary and Job Negotiation is Like Buying a New Car When is the Right Time to Quit a Job? 5 Tips for Shy Networkers Hiring Discrimination Exists (Whether Employers Admit it or Not) How Companies Can Lose Brand Momentum How to Make Internships Translate to Employers How LeBron James Showed Us the Future of the Workplace Why Good Customer Service Can Enhance Your Career Learn to ‘Boast’ a Little in Your Resume Resumes: To Lie or Not to Lie? What You Need to Have a Successful Career 5 Things Job Seekers Need to Know About LinkedIn What Happened to My Career? The Dangers of Complacency How to Pick Yourself Up After Hitting Rock Bottom in a Job Search How to Get Past Your Job Search Fears What Not to Do When Networking on LinkedIn 6 Things to Do When Disaster Strikes the Office 9 Worst Productivity Suckers #1 Job Search Mistake (You Could Be Making It Right Now!) 5 Secrets To Climbing The Career Ladder How Your Attitude Defines Your Job Search

If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Diane submitted. She has recently worked with a co-worker on a group project. When it came time to present the project at a meeting, Diane let her co-worker present. While it went great, the co-worker proceed to take credit for nearly all of Diane's work. Frustrating to say the least!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if your co-worker took credit for the work you did...right in front of your colleagues AND boss!

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Cam submitted. He's been working at a job for awhile, but recently overheard a hiring manager making fun of a candidate with autism right after an interview-not only awkward, but VERY unprofessional!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if witnessed a hiring manager at your organization making fun of a candidate who they had just interviewed who had autism.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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Starting a family is one of the biggest milestones in a person's life. It's in those first few months when a parent can really bond with their newborn and make lifelong memories. However, for some new dads, it can be difficult to juggle being a new parent while remaining dedicated to their career.

Fortunately, some companies have generous paternity leave policies that give new dads the ability to take time off of work to stay home with their child.

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There are LOTS of questions around resume dos and don'ts. There's so much advice out there that it can be overwhelming to try and figure out what's the correct answer.

During our weekly live Office Hours on YouTube, two of our coaches, Ariella Coombs and J.T. O'Donnell, answer questions live from viewers related to their job search, career success, on the job situations and more.

We complied a simple list of what we find to be the most common questions our coaches get about resumes. We hope you find this helpful.

Let's start with the basics...

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Back in March, we made the hard decision to change our private Facebook group of over 37 THOUSAND members to a fee-based only platform.

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if a recruiter called you a day EARLY for your phone interview (and you were NOT PREPARED!)

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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