I’m often asked by job seekers whether I think they ought to check out a temporary position instead of waiting to land a new FTE (Full Time Employee) role. While everyone’s situation is different… most of the time my answer is… Yes! Read more
There are two kinds of harmful gaps in a job search. They are a lack of experience and a lack of skills. Both seem like insurmountable barriers because you can’t gain experience without work and it takes time to acquire skills. And yet, there is a way to bridge the gaps so long as you are willing to take off your fuzzy slippers. Read more
Cautiously considering upgrading your presence on LinkedIn – either for an executive search or to build your personal brand?
You’ll need to consider LinkedIn strategies that differ substantially from that of mid-career professionals. Read more
The answer is “no.” You shouldn’t blindly submit your materials. But, not because a company won’t accept them. They will. However… Read more
It’s your turn! As the interview comes to a close, one of the final questions you may be asked is “What can I answer for you?” Have interview questions of your own ready to ask. You aren’t simply trying to get this job – you are also interviewing the employer to assess whether this company and the position are a good fit for you. Read more
Any recruiter will tell you that they are signed on to LinkedIn.com every single day. Why? Because recruiting has taken on the saying of “out with the old and in with the new”. When LinkedIn came onto the scene, the entire profession of recruiting instantly changed.
Instead of using traditional methods to source candidates, they now had hundreds of thousands (and now millions) of candidates right at the tips of their fingers. Without having to leave their desks, they are now able to view the professional background of all of these potential candidates based on their LinkedIn profiles. Read more
I was laid off four times in my career before I turned 50. But when it happened again two years ago, I had just turned 59. Getting laid off at that age is a different ballgame. I knew I could bring value to a company, but in moments of frustration during the job hunt, I wondered how long it would take to find another job, and there was always the chance I wouldn’t be able to find one. Read more
Introducing the 2013 winners of the AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 award, cosponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management, a biennial program that recognizes employers with exemplary practices for recruiting and retaining mature workers. Read more