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6 Ways to Show, Not Tell Your Career Impacts

There’s a reason we all remember “Show & Tell” from our pre-school and elementary days: 65% of us are visual learners, while the rest are a mix of auditory and kinesthetic learners (University of Alabama). Even when reading documents such as resumes and LinkedIn profiles, remembering to show, not tell is a critical strategy that […]

Getting the Job with a Disability (infographic)

If you think a job search is tough, imagine engaging in a job hunt with a disability. Join me in welcoming this guest post from Victoria Abbott-Fleming, founder of Burning Nights, a UK-based site serving the needs of those impacted by Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Employers are prohibited by law from discriminating against candidates solely […]

8 Browser Apps & Extensions to Boost Your LinkedIn Productivity

With all the talk about how automation will eventually eliminate thousands of jobs, we sometimes forget to talk about all the ways automation can streamline a job search. If you’re on the hunt for time-saving apps and browser extensions, here are some of my faves. For each, I’ve outlined how they can contribute to key […]

Does Your Executive Resume Show or Tell Your Strategic Planning Strengths?

One of the hallmarks of executive roles is that they demand the ability to design and execute strategic plans. One of the hallmarks of executive resumes is that they showcase the candidate’s ability to design and execute strategic plans, while also highlighting the ultimate impact their strategies have on the company’s operations. One of the […]

Without an Updated Resume, You’re Not Ready for Your Next Career Opportunity

Is your resume ready for that next unexpected opportunity? If a recruiter or prospective employer called with an interesting opening, would you be poised to seize the moment? If a friend forwarded a job posting to you that you immediately knew you had to throw your hat in the ring for, would your resume be […]

President Trump Has a Word Choice Problem. So Do You.

I confess I was an English nerd in high school, earning straight As on papers and tests and almost always knowing the answers to in-class questions. I was so used to top-shelf accolades that I was surprised in my senior year when I earned a B+ on an essay I had written. When I approached […]

Drive-Through Networking Doesn’t Work.

Job-hunters must invest concerted effort and genuine interest in their networking relationships to reap the benefits they seek.

10 Daily Habits to Energize Your Job Hunt

As we enter into the second-hottest hiring period of the year, you may be gearing up for a job hunt, prior to the start of the holiday season. If you’re presently laying the groundwork for a job search, you might want to add these to-dos to your daily habits list: Answer your job search emails. I […]

7 Ways to Leverage a Thought Leadership Strategy in Your Executive Job Search

Did you know that, although there are more than 400 million members on LinkedIn, less than 1% of them write articles for the business networking platform? What a wasted opportunity for job seekers, particularly executive job seekers. As a Career and Job Search Coach I have long recommended that my clients seriously consider blogging to […]

5 Executive Job Search Myths that Can Ruin Your Job Hunt

Are you a mid-career to senior executive who’s anticipating an active or passive job search in the last half of 2017? If so, these job search myths may be standing in your way. A lot has changed in the job search process since the economic meltdown of 2008. Are your search skills up to date? […]