Quite a while ago, I wrote a piece titled…
In it, I made the case that people aren’t truly affected in their job search by various forms of discrimination as commonly as they may think they are. Read more
People that have been highly successful in their careers often have a difficult time landing a new position. They’ve achieved great things, they’ve been elevated to roles of great responsibility, everyone that knows them assumes they will be snatched up quickly, yet months go by and still no offers seem to be materializing. Read more
Protect Your Reputation
You probably know all the ways social media can help you professionally. You can demonstrate your expertise on a topic using Twitter, network your way to a new job using LinkedIn, and keep old connections fresh on Facebook.
But social media can also have a darker side. Read more
There have been multiple articles written in recent years about how younger job seekers too often act very poorly in the networking, interviewing, and hiring process.
There are ample stories of…
Sometimes a job interview gone wrong is not your fault. Despite all of your hours of preparation, one thing you likely did not count on was meeting with an interviewer who is woefully unprepared for the task.
Luckily, there are ways to prepare for an inexperienced — or just plain bad — hiring manager. Read more
As a stellar would-be employee, you want to sail through the interview process. But before you think that all you need is a knockout résumé and a killer outfit, think again. Nowadays, there’s a step before the in-person interview: the phone interview. Read more
One of the challenges that keeps many job seekers from accomplishing much for their job search from day to day is that they don’t know what to do next!
They may have a networking meeting, interview, or a few calls planned for the day, however, when that’s done, they are often at a loss as to what they could do next. Read more
Guess what? Older workers get jobs. It might take a little more time for a myriad of reasons from your salary demands to your own lack of imagination about the kind of work you’re applying for, but employers really aren’t out to shun workers over 50.
They do want grown-ups in the shop. We tend to be loyal, even-keeled, reliable. We bring intangibles to the workplace from experience to a vast network of connections. These are not something the whippersnapper cohort can even dream to do at this stage in their lives. Read more
When job hunting, your résumé has a way of highlighting little career imperfections in black and white.
Maybe you’ve job-hopped, had a long gap between gigs, or earned a degree that requires explaining (hello, art history majors!).
Is there a way to smooth over these résumé imperfections—without being dishonest? You betcha. Read more
Some characteristics a resume should demonstrate: