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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

Once you have your employment reference list ready to go, it’s important to manage your references proactively. When you’re in a job search, it isn’t enough to simply create a list of referees — you also have to prepare your referees to defend you AND you have to close the loop of your references. More […]

One of the most basic reasons why your networking might not be working is that your connections may not know you well enough to help you or even to want to help you. Throughout your job search, it’s vital to build what marketers refer to you as your “like, know, and trust factor;” that is, […]

A key aspect of your job search and personal branding that you might not think about much is how you dress, both for job interviews and once you land the job and start working. The helpful infographic shown here compliments of T.M. Lewin, a British heritage brand offers helpful insights. Because you may find the […]

My once-a-year complimentary LinkedIn profile promotion is here … now through December 31, 2016, you can earn a new profile by purchasing a resume makeover. As you may have read elsewhere, LinkedIn is the #1 candidate sourcing tool used by recruiters to find folks to interview. And while you may already have a LinkedIn profile, […]

You have a clearly defined career brand, right? And you’re ready to start marketing yourself into a new job. But have you taken the time yet to consider how your brand is perceived by your target market? Think about it: It’s one thing to clarify your brand and align your career communications tools with it, […]

Every week I talk to current or prospective job seekers and when I inquire about their marketing plan for their search I inevitably hear “What’s that?” “I don’t need one,” or “I don’t have time for that.” Which means that what they are really saying is: I don’t know enough about today’s job search techniques […]