Jumpstart Your Next Job Search in 3 Steps

Have you been laid off or fear you might be? Are you wanting to prepare yourself in the event of an economic downturn, including the one that experts say is likely coming in late 2019 or in 2020? Start now to limit the length of your unemployment, shorten your next job hunt, and realize the […]

Focus too much on submitting for online jobs and your search will grind on slowly. You may end up job hunting longer than you want and settling for a job that isn’t necessarily the best fit for you. Why is that? Consider these ten problems that can have a disastrous impact on your search: You’ll […]

If you’ve ready many of my blog posts or LinkedIn articles or perused the Resources section of my website, then you know that online job searching – applying for jobs via company/recruiter sites, job boards, or LinkedIn – is one of the weakest and slowest ways to land a new job with only a 15% […]

If you’re in a job search or planning one for 2019, one of the best job search strategies to leverage is company targeting ~ the process of building networking connections inside organizations for which you would like to work. As you do so, you’ll eventually earn interviews and, hopefully, job offers, and once you receive […]

Every year, BlueSteps.com, the job board hosted by the Association for Executive Search Consultants (AESC), publishes the results of their survey of senior executives and their opinions of economic, labor market, and hiring health on a global basis. The report makes for interesting reading and is a great counterpoint to what economists predict about labor […]

When prospective clients contact me for help with their job search, they often tell me that they’ve been searching for months with limited success, even in a strong economy. As I ask questions about their search, I discover that they usually have a hit-and-miss job search strategy (if any), have made a series of self-defeating […]

You may think of a resume as a marketing document, and it is one, but it’s also a storytelling tool. Your resume should showcase the arc of your career to date while calling attention to relevant highlights of successes such as: Promotions you’ve received. Times when you were retained after an acquisition or merger. Special […]

Are you currently employed but about to launch a passive or active job search? Are you concerned about keeping your search confidential so you don’t place your current role in jeopardy? You should be. It is, unfortunately, not uncommon for job seekers to experience negative consequences at work once their job search intentions become known. […]

As a Master Resume Writer, I review candidate resumes every week, and most of those that have been written by the candidates themselves all suffer from one simple but deadly error: advertising their length of experience in their resume’s or LinkedIn profile’s summary. This is a deadly error because it shuts down your job search […]

Whether you apply for jobs via job board sites like Indeed or Simply Hired, LinkedIn (which imports job leads from Simply Hired), or recruiter or employer websites, your submissions face the same hurdles. Take a look at what I mean in this short slideshow, then continue reading below for some strategic how-to suggestions. If you’re […]

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