Employment gaps. Job hopping. Gender discrimination. Bad bosses. As a resume writer, I thought I had helped people overcome every type of career challenge. I was wrong. Not long ago, I was approached by a new client seeking employment in the personal care and wellness field. She had an
You have a group of folks that you know on a first-name basis, know through friends, or know of. These are your three circles of influence. Think of it as a bulls-eye. Your hot circle of influence is in the center; the warm and cold circles are the outer circles.
It’s an intense and exciting time during a job search when the employer wants to invite you to the “next step in the process.” Usually that means they are interested in making a job offer, but they need to complete their due diligence before they can do so. This is
A great resume doesn't just open doors; it builds doorways where none existed before. I'm not just saying this because it sounds quaint, or astute, or like something a resume writer would say. This is a fact that I have witnessed firsthand. Before I became a resume writer, I worked
Over the years in my private executive coaching practice, my clients have come to me time and again for customized job interview coaching. Regardless of whether they have been recruited by an organization or they are pursuing opportunities on their own after a corporate downsizing, the questions and concerns follow
“The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.” Former UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair, is right. With the modern work week averaging 47 hours and 25 percent of people logging more than 60 hours, Americans work more than any industrialized
Nothing makes more of a dent in our day-to-day happiness than a bad boss. The saying goes ‘people don’t leave organisations, they leave Managers’. Working with people during career change, the number one reason most people give for leaving their job isn’t for more money or a promotion, but because
With the world economy recovering and the global job market expanding, you might be thinking about taking your own job search global. It’s a big leap, both for you and your family, and means changing your career path, reshuffling life plans, and relocating everyone. So, before embarking on your international
LinkedIn is one of the leading online tools to help jobseekers network, connect with recruiters and hiring managers, and stay top of mind. It’s smart to always be improving your profile and online activity there. It’s just tricky to offer advice without knowing the type of LinkedIn user you are.
A recently published career management author contacted me this week with a question. He’d noticed that more and more job seekers are announcing their unemployment in an obvious way on LinkedIn either in their headline or their summary or both. He was curious what I thought of this phenomenon and