Blog - Advancing Professionally

4 Important Ways to Succeed in Your New Job

May 2nd, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

You wrote a captivating cover letter, aced the interview and got the job. Congratulations! But now is when the real nerves start to kick in. With an abundance of new faces to learn, information to absorb and challenges to tackle, starting a new job can be one of life’s most stressful events. More

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5 Important Questions If You're Thinking of Changing Careers Later in Life

April 27th, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

Think your 20s are for figuring out what you want to do with your life? Sure, but that doesn't mean you're tied to a decision you made during that time in your life for the rest of your career. In fact, many people in their 40s and older are changing careers to find new motivation, happiness More

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Ask for a Raise: Making the Case for Higher Pay

April 26th, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

You work hard, take initiative and are always a team player, but it’s been several years now and you haven’t seen a raise. And in that time, the cost of health insurance has increased, not to mention gas, food and the ridiculousness of college tuition. You tell yourself it might be time to More

Blog - Standout Resume

6 Ways to Write a Standout Resume Without Exaggerating

April 22nd, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

From small fibs to exaggerated job titles and responsibilities, fibbing and exaggerating on resumes is more common than you might think. In fact, as employers have become more aware of cases of resume padding, they’ve started cracking down on background checks in an effort to weed out the More

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Being Older and Unemployed Doesn't Mean You Need to Retire

April 21st, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

Diane Phillips spent most of her career in the creative field, first as a graphic designer, then as an agency owner and then as creative director for a global company. "The economic freefall in 2009 ended that last, great job in Rhode Island. Creative opportunities were disappearing and jobs More

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Working the System: The Secret Only Successful Job Seekers Know

April 20th, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

Dwindling motivation, sleepless nights, frustration and stress: this sounds like your average job search, right? When you’re unsure about the next step in your career, it’s easy to let your job search get out of hand. But if you want to corral your anxiety and land the job of your dreams, More

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5 Ways to Use Technology in Your Job Search

April 19th, 2016 by Five O'Clock Club

These days, technology is everywhere. From smartphones to social networks, there’s no escaping it. Technology can also be a job hunter’s best friend, but only if you use it correctly. The way you use technology shows your skills, style and manners to future employers. The Five O’Clock More

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