Beyond the Résumé

What Will Job Search Look Like in Five Years?

If you think job search is complex now, think about what it will be like in 5 years. Some of the typical challenges people have today include: • Building your real life network and getting referrals • Maintaining and growing your virtual network to get connected and...

Does Your Career Satisfy You?

A recent online search on the topic of Career Management provided this summarization. According to Wikipedia, “Career Management is the combination of structured planning and the active management choice of one’s own professional career. The outcome of successful...

Job Search Going Nowhere? Networking is the answer.

I regularly receive calls and emails from job seekers saying that companies aren't hiring and they're about to give up. Recently one job seeker told me he had sent out 100 resumes through job boards in the last 5 weeks and had received 3 responses. Two from people he...

Today’s resume; not what it used to be.

Some things change and some things don't. In the southern city in which I grew up; not much changes. However, the role of resumes has changed drastically with the onset of global and 24x7 communication. Resumes used to be this document in which you jotted down a few...

Targeting your resume

A job seeker posted this question on a LinkedIn discussion board. "How do you get by on only one resume. When I was looking for a job I rewrote/edited my resume for every different job being sure to call out everything they were looking for in the description. How do...

Dealing with Frustrations

Now that the Great Recession, as I've heard it dubbed, is officially over, your job search should be taking off, right? Well that's what several people are hoping for but I'm still receiving emails and phone calls from frustrated job seekers wondering what is wrong...

Consistent Online Branding Builds Value

I thank you for your comments regarding last week’s blog regarding building a consistent online brand. As requested, I’m trying to provide a few more ideas on the topic.   Let’s begin with the question of how do you want to brand yourself? As a job seeker, what...

Common Ties Between Short-term investments and resumes

When talking to clients on the initial front I can always tell who has done their homework and who hasn’t.  For instance, one client may say, “I may need a generic resume that I can use for sales, consulting, medical billing work, and launching a pet grooming...

Interviewing should be the Time to Connect

In light of the "new economy" as I like to refer to things, I think that it's time we came to a new understanding about interviewing.  In the past, interviewing has been looked at as a "sales call" with the employer taking the "Why should I hire you approach" and the...

Secrets of Working with Recruiters

With a new season, comes new strategies in job search techniques.  For seven years now, I've worked WITH job seekers in preparing resumes, reviewing job announcements, and providing interview tips.  I enjoy this aspect very much in terms of helping others build...

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