6 Automation Hacks to Streamline Your LinkedIn Networking

If you’ve been listening to the daily Career Seekers Summit interviews, then you’ve hopefully picked up a few new networking and job search strategies to employ. Unfortunately, a lot of job seekers don’t realize that there are ways to make your LinkedIn networking more effective … and the good news is that many of them […]

Do you like to learn via podcasts and videos? If so, and you’re contemplating or actively seeking a career or job change in 2018, you owe it to yourself to check out the slate of expert interviews lined up at the largest-ever online event for career seekers, the Career Seekers Summit. The host, Kristin Hiemstra, […]

So just what is thought leadership in the context of a job search? Let’s start with a few sample definitions. The term “thought leadership” was first coined by Joel Kurtzman, then Editor-in-Chief of Booz& Co’s Strategy & Business Magazine. Wikipedia defines a thought leader as “an individual that is recognized as an authority in a […]

Every resume has a structure. Question is, is it the right one, the one that will help the resume to get results? The right structure is one which communicates your career story in a way that works to your advantage, while the wrong structure sabotages your candidacy by inadvertently disguising your brand and showcasing your […]

In honor of Mother’s Day and in response to a reader’s recent question, I’d like to outline an approach for parents and others who are trying to return to work after a long stint of unemployment or unpaid “employment” (raising kids, care-taking a loved one, etc.). This is a very important issue and one that, […]

One thing that makes a resume stand out is a tagline – a brief phrase, sentence, or series of words set apart visually from other text above and/or below your resume’s summary. How can taglines improve your resume? Using one or more taglines calls attention to key aspects of your career brand, experience, achievements, or […]

Every time you apply for a new job online, you first must tailor your resume. This make-it-or-break-it process is critical in winning you an interview, so it pays to get it right. Not only must you revise the keywords your resume contains, you also need to adjust the skills you highlight throughout the document, validate […]

My father-in-law hated his work. He stayed at it, though. He had little choice because he didn’t have much formal education. Over the years, we saw his work suck the joy out of him. Finally, the day came when he could retire ~ something he had been dreaming about for literally decades, so he could […]

Tragedy struck my city recently when two police officers were killed in the line of duty during the same incident. As the story unfolded, the theme that I kept hearing over and over again was how much these men loved what they did and how good they were at their jobs. One of the officers […]

As you consider which kinds of career portfolio documents you need for your upcoming job hunt, you have an array of options to consider: resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profile, executive bio, marketing brief, and many more. While my TORI-winning sample resumes are showcased on another page, here are samples of some of the remaining document […]