28 Career Management & Job Search Action Steps to Take during a Global Recession

I’m not a fan of hype, but there is a difference between preparedness and panic. Buying enough toilet paper to get by for a week or two is smart. Panic-buying toilet paper is greedy, thoughtless, and selfish (not to mention unnecessary).But your career is yours alone and you are solely responsible for it. It funds […]

Part of the point of your resume is demonstrating how your experience, credentials, and accomplishments differ from those of other candidates, right? So why then would you use a resume template or set your document up to look like that of thousands – if not millions – of other folks?Color is a simple and elegant […]

When it comes to job searching, there are several tried-and-true ways to get your resume into a decision-maker’s hands. But which do you choose? That depends on several factors, from the types of roles you are pursuing to your targeted geographic areas to your industry and the amount of time you have available to job […]

Even though the Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM) reports that among HR Managers, 73% leverage LinkedIn as their most effective recruiting tool with only 66% claiming Facebook and 53% claiming Twitter as their preferred social media tool, a majority of senior-level job hunters will emphasize online job search as a primary tool. Although job […]

Why aren’t you getting hired when you’re a great candidate for the roles you’re pursuing? It may be because you possess one or more career liabilities – weaknesses in your work history, pedigree, skill sets, or credentials that employers can’t get past. We all possess such liabilities. The trick is to face them, write your […]

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 […]

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