4 Ways to Tailor Your Resume & 4 Reasons Why You Must

By now you’ve probably heard that every resume you share online or with recruiters, contacts, or employers must first be tailored before you do so. Why, you may wonder? First, because the majority of the time that you do share your resume, it will either start out being uploaded to an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) […]

For most of my tenure in the career management industry, I’ve been proud of the way my country (the U.S.) combated discrimination in the workplace. But, unfortunately, after 9/11, the Patriot Act, and the Great Recession, discrimination in hiring is once again surging. And that means job seekers must recognize this potential danger and be […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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? […]

Balancing a job search with a full-time job or the rest of your life can be quite a challenge. To help, consider using or adapting the following weekly action plan if you’re already in or considering a full-time job search for new employment.       Day 1 Accept and respond to LinkedIn connection invitations. […]

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, […]

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, […]

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