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5 Things To Do When You Don’t Know What You Want To Do— A Blog for Lost Career Searchers.

ArcVida's Madeleine DelVicario provides 5 actionable items for those job seekers who don't know what they want to do and feel lost in career search.

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Key Things to Remember When Updating Your Resume

Updating your resume can be overwhelming. Here's how to make successful edits to your resume for the best results during your career move.

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How ArcVida's Career Transition Programs Are Different, and Why They're Better.

ArcVida's career programs use a proven process backed by expert support and personalization so you can make your best career move.

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Tips for Networking in the Summer

Wondering what to wear to your next summer networking event? ArcVida prepares you for a successful summer networking season with these tips.

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What is Career Coaching?

ArcVida coaches explain what career coaching is and how it can help you advance in your career or transition to a new role.

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When Should You Move for a Job?

Contemplating moving for a new role or job opportunity? We asked our community and team of experts about when you should move for a job.

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Career Spotlight: Creighton Taylor — Founder & CEO of Guided Compass

Career Spotlight: Creighton Taylor, Founder/CEO of Guided Compass. Guided Compass helps youth discover and onboard purpose-driven careers.

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Meet ArcVida's Mentor, Imani Missouri - Personal Development & Executive Coach

We are happy to announce that Imani Missouri is joining our team as a cohort leader and mentor.

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Meet the Mentor, Logan Joyce - President & Principal Consultant at Gray Matter Growth Consulting

We are happy to announce that Logan Joyce is joining our team as a cohort leader! We asked Logan to share his career journey with us.

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Meet ArcVida's Mentor, Suzanne Sheely-Walker

We're excited to welcome Suzanne Sheely-Walker to the ArcVida team as a client mentor! She shares her career journey and advice with us.

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Balancing Full-Time Work with Graduate School

We’ve put together a list of recommendations guiding you to excel and thrive while you work and attend graduate school.

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Meet ArcVida's Mentor, Madeleine DelVicario - Experiential Learning Coordinator at Smith College

Madeleine DelVicario, Experiential Learning Coordinator at Smith College, and a part-time ArcVida cohort leader and mentor shares her career journey and lessons here.

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Caring at Work and Home

Oneva's CEO Anita Gardene shared tips on finding the right caregiver and thriving as an employee. Watch the video or read highlights.

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Meet Brian AiChang, ArcVida Client Mentor

Brian says, “I enjoy mentoring because I understand the importance of making sure what you do is fulfilling. " Engineering; Air Force; MBA

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Use This Action Plan If You Are Graduating This Spring

As you graduate in 2021 you may be feeling uncertain. Use this action plan to stay on a positive path.

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Gift Ideas for Graduates

Graduation season is rapidly approaching. ArcVida has created a list of some of the top-wanted gifts for graduates.

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Earn Cash Quickly: Staying Solvent While Job Searching

Need to earn quickly? Our clients gave us a list of ways they’ve made money while they’ve been searching for the right long-term role.

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Danger Phrases to Watch for When Interviewing

Paying attention to “red flags” and “danger words” in an interview process can spare you from a nightmare job.

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Balancing Parenting and Work in Career Transition

How can parents best juggle conflicting demands when they choose a new employer?

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Modern Interview Etiquette

Here are current best practices when it comes to looking for, interviewing for, and following up with professional opportunities.

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What If You're Last Year's Graduate in This Year's Job Search?

Instead of wasting your time; shift your job search to start with discovering important information about what makes you happy.

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Look Great on Virtual Interviews and Meetings

How to adjust your lighting, change your setup, and arrange your background – all so you can look terrific on Zoom.

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Nailing the Interview: Planning to Turn a Conversation Into an Offer

These days, scoring a job interview is a win all on its own. To turn that conversation into an offer, you’ll need to plan your approach.

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Job Search Strategies for Veterans

We encourage job-seeking veterans to recognize their unique advantages and share four proven strategies landing the right professional role.

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Robot-Proof Your Career: Jobs That Won’t Be Replaced by AI

As automation and artificial intelligence impact work, we need to pivot in how we think about futures and our careers.

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ArcVida Launches Career Energize - Holistic Guidance and Support for Experienced Professionals

ArcVida is launching our Career Energize service to provide comprehensive career guidance and transition support for experienced professionals.

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Career Lessons We Learned in 2020

The year 2020 was an unexpected year and difficult for many professionals. Here are highlights of career lessons we are carrying forward.

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Direct Your Energy To Your Future Career

Whatever happened in your life last year, today and this week is a wonderful time to direct your energy to your future career!

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Setting the Right 2021 Career Goals Can Lead to Success

Whether you are looking for something new or looking to advance in your current role, setting the right career goals can help lead you to success.

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Career Profile: Erin Clancy, Attorney at California Coastkeeper Alliance

What do you do when you've spent 13 years in corporate law, achieved success and are deeply unhappy?  Erin Kennedy Clancy shares her story.

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Meet ArcVida's Mentor, Allison Kato - Director of Government Business at DaVita

Meet ArcVida's Mentor Ali Kato, Director of Government Business at DaVita. "Career paths are not always linear; open your mind to explore."

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Create Your Sales Career Path - Conversation with Joyce Johnson

Joyce Johnson is an author, speaker, sales champion, and founder of Why Sales Network.  Read about her sales career path and key lessons.

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How Should You Use Volunteering to Level Up in Your Career?

How to use volunteering to level up in your career by gaining new skills, supporting your career transition and demonstrating your capabilities to a hiring manager.

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Meet ArcVida's Cohort Leader Sharon Wang

Meet ArcVida's Mentor Sharon Wang - Founding Consultant at Pragmatic Strategy Co. "It’s ok to not really know how you define success for yourself."

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Belonging At Work: Finding a Role Where You Belong; Creating and Leading an Inclusive Team

Executive Coach Rajkumari Neogy shares wisdom on finding work where you can belong and on leading an inclusive team in this video and blog.

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Colleen DelVecchio Joins ArcVida as Sr. Coach & Trainer

Colleen DelVecchio has joined ArcVida's team as a senior career coach and trainer. Currently the owner of a successful training, consulting and coaching business, Colleen is a strategic and dynamic career and leadership coach.

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Meet the Mentor: Calixto Meraz, Engineering Analysis Center Manager at SoCal Gas

Meet ArcVida's Mentor - Calixto Meraz - Engineering Analysis Center Manager at SoCalGas. "Think of successive roles as springboards."

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Career Spotlight: Social Media Maven Vix Reitano

ArcVida's career profile of Vix Reitano Founder + CEO 6boro (Social + Studios) "Don’t ever be humble."

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Meet ArcVida's Mentor: Tandia Elijio

Meet ArcVida's new mentor: Tandia Elijio, Assistant Director at the Broad Center "The path to success is not linear."

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Maintaining Job Search Momentum - with Anita Rodriquez

Anita Rodriquez shares her career story and ways that she maintained momentum during her career transition.

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Introducing ArcVida Mentor: Bryan Setser

Meet ArcVida's new mentor Bryan Setser: Bryan is the Founder + CEO of the Setser Group. "Chase competency in all you do"

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Career Spotlight: Mickey Solomon - VP, Business Management at MUFG Bank

ArcVida's career profile of Mickey Solomon - VP, Business Manager at MUFG Bank "It's o.k. to fail."

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Introducing Kelly Colbert - ArcVida Advisor

Kelly Colbert has joined ArcVida's advisory board. She brings deep experience in customer strategy from leading consumer organizations.

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Career Spotlight: Satiya Witzer, Director, Human Capital M&A, Private Equity Services

Career Profile of Satiya Witzer - a director, human capital (mergers and acquisition) M&A, Private Equity Services at Alvarez & Marsal

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Meet ArcVida's Cohort Leader: Dr. Aamir Ashiqali

Dr. Aamir Ashiqali has joined our operations team as a cohort leader. Read about his career journey and job transition tips he shares.

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How to Stay Chill Before An Interview: Tips from Sarah, Brian, & Anna

ArcVida advisors share top interview preparation tips: a heroic headspace, preparation checklist, exploration, and a good mood!

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Career Spotlight: Ronell Miller, Founder of HBCU Startups

Ronell Miller of marketing company HBCU Startups shares career advice he's learned on his journey to founding and leading his company.

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FIT at Work: An Interview with the Drag Queen Jewels of Long Beach

ArcVida's CEO Interviews her brother, the drag queen Jewels of Long Beach, about how they created a career that is a great fit.

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The Power of Getting Other People to Tell Their Stories

Why is it important or of value for people to share their career story? What is in it for them? What's in it for me?

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Ron Rapatalo Joins ArcVida's Team as Cohort Leader

We are pleased to announce that Ron Rapatalo has joined ArcVida's operations team as a cohort leader and communications consultant.

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ArcVida Supports the Black Lives Matter Movement

ArcVida supports the Black Lives Matter movement and believes that police brutality and violence is tragic and intolerable.

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Navigating Hiring Freezes During Your Career Transition

Information, tips and context to help you navigate a career transition in an era of corporate hiring freezes.

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What I Learned After My 2016 Layoff

2 important things that I learned after my layoff 1. Don’t go it alone 2. There are excellent resources that I hadn't needed before

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5 Things You Should Do Now If You Are in a Career Transition

Here's five things you should do now to remain motivated and focused on a positive career transition - during this pandemic and recession.

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Career Spotlight: Eann Tuan, Sr. Software Software Engineer & Product Leader, Struct Club

We are pleased to feature Eann Tuan, iOS Software Engineer at Struct Club in ArcVida's ongoing Career Spotlight series,

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Be Open To New Opportunities and Be Bold in Reaching Out To Others

Jobseeker advice about passion, discrimination toward immigrants and 2020 hiring trends from technical recruiter John Francis of Theonera.

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Introducing Sarah Richardson, ArcVida Client Mentor

We are excited to welcome Sarah Richardson to ArcVida's team as a career coach and mentor.

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The Power of Proper Practice in Professional Networking

"Proper practice prevents poor performance." ArcVida helped me to see the importance of proper practice in professional networking.

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How to Stay Chill Before An Interview: Karen Cecilio's Advice

Karen Cecilio knows an interview is stressful for a job-seeker. Read her advice on successfully preparing your emotions and your outfit.

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Design an Awesome Life Instead of Following your Passion

You can find and do what you’re passionate about and make a living doing something meaningful without assuming they all have to be wrapped up in one. We call this designing your life.

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If You Think Networking is Sleazy, You're Doing It Wrong

A mistake people make with networking is thinking it means getting something from someone instead of making a genuine connection.

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Frenzied Activity vs. Momentum in Your Job Search

Doing a bunch of random, job-search activities may feel better than doing nothing, but it won't move you closer to your career goal.

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How to Land an Entry-Level Job When You’re a Recent College Grad

Our COO Anna Hunter was interviewed on the topic of landing your first position out of college and the importance of having conversations: “

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Never Introduce Yourself with a Resume

It's important to talk to someone before applying to a job or sending your resume. We are each more nuanced than a document can convey.

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Career Spotlight: Corinne Osnos, Manager of Audience Strategy, New York Magazine

ArcVida's Founder and COO Anna Hunter recently spoke to Corinne Osnos (USC '16) about her work on the Consumer Marketing Team at New York Magazine

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What to Consider Before Quitting Your Job

When you’re in a job you hate, it’s very tempting to quit even before you have something else lined up. Here's what to consider first:

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The importance of a clear framework when choosing a career

If you target a company or industry before discovery your desired job elements, you will limit opportunities and lengthen your search time.

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Introducing Andy Tien, ArcVida Client Mentor

Andy says. “It’s about being prepared before the right opportunity comes along,” “The right career mentor can save someone time.

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Is it OK to consider another offer soon after you start a job?

What if your second choice employer offers a job after you've started another job? Should you consider the offer from your first choice?

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How You Can Assess a Company’s Culture

Company culture is “the way we do things around here.” Here are some tips for how you can assess an office culture during your job search.

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Introducing Michelle Cobas - ArcVida Advisor

ArcVida is pleased to welcome Michelle Cobas to its advisory board. She brings deep experience and expertise in marketing and branding.

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Don’t chase the companies that don’t want to hire you

Finding and landing the right job is like dating. When you don't get an enthusiastic response, find a hiring manager that DOES want you.

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Career Spotlight: Quynh Onel, Founder and CEO of Project 925

Quynh Onel, Founder and CEO of Project 925, shares the story of her career trajectory and what she's learned along the way

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Don't look to skills training as a cure-all when it comes to your job search

Skills-training programs skip self-discovery, with the promise of success. Gaining new skills may not help you land the right job.

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Don’t Box Yourself In: The Limitations of Career Aptitude Tests

A multiple-choice test can't sum you up and tell you what to do with your life. Consider what you like and what interests you more.

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The Dangers of Following Bad Career Advice

General career advice that doesn’t take into account your unique characteristics, personality, and interests is worse than no advice at all.

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Introducing Cynthia Tregillis - ArcVida Advisor

We are pleased to welcome Cynthia Tregillis to our board of advisors.   She brings her deep legal and business experience to our team.

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Don't confuse longer-term career goals with the need for immediate cash

Searching for your next great job can be stressful, and the stress is only compounded when you’re worried about your money running out.

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Does Your Career Spark Joy? Take the QUIZ….

The question - "Does it spark joy?" - can be just as useful when considering your career as it can be when thinking about your possessions.

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Be Intentional about Your Career

Reflecting on your desires and methodically researching possibilities allows you to be both true to your values AND have more opportunities.

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Announcing ArcVida's $10 Trial

ArcVida announces Free Trial for From Here to Hired . If you're a college graduate looking for a great professional job, try this service.

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Stop Applying for Jobs! Wait to Be Invited

When you’re looking for a job, it seems like it would make sense to keep applying, right? Wrong. Talk to the right people instead.

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The Worst Thing to Say When You’re Networking for a New Job

When you’re looking for a job, it’s easy to feel desperate, and your first instinct may be to announce this to the world. Don't.

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Don’t Fall in Love with a Job Before You Know It

When you’re in a job search, it’s natural to be drawn to big-name companies. Don't fall in love before you've had research conversation.

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Before You Get Your Heart Set on a Job, Research the Market Need

Too much reflection can set up unrealistic job expectations. Instead, define market need, so you can find companies that might hire you.

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Introducing Karen Cecilio, ArcVida Client Mentor

Karen says, “ A mentor has no vested interest, but the impact can be significant.“ Technology Leader; BS Engineering ; PMO

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Introducing Elliot Fruchter, ArcVida Client Mentor

Elliot's career spans Wall Street and corporate analytics. He says, “I care. I’m mentoring to pass on the goodwill.” BS Finance CFA

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Introducing Brent Tercero, ArcVida Client Mentor

Brent says "I know what can happen when a person is able to drown out the noise and maintain a clear path even when it gets hard.” MPP DPA

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