In order to move ahead in your career, you have to generate a lot of energy. Sometimes you can get stagnant and out of practice at making things happen. Related: How To Get Ahead Without Becoming A Workaholic Here is a simple five-minute/three-step way to get back on track:

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Even though it is not literally a person, your resume speaks. Loudly. It tells people everything they need to know about potentially hiring you. Related: Why Everyone Needs A Resume – Even YOU Say one of these four things and the answer is likely to be “no:”

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I’m the career version of the woman who meets someone great who is single and immediately starts thinking about people she knows who would be a good match for them. No, I won’t help you find your one true love, but I get a charge out of helping great people find great jobs. Watch: How To Stop Being Random With Your Networking Efforts An informational interview is a great way to get your foot in the door. I am frequently asked for them. And, while I cannot accommodate all of the requests, when I do sit down across from someone and everything goes right, I sometimes get a faraway look while I scan my mental Rolodex for people I know who might want to hire this person. What is it that makes “everything go right” from my point of view? How can you up your chances that I will be sending you back out of my office with solid tips for improving your resume and promising leads for a next job?

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