Beyond the Résumé

How to Dress for Office Interview Success

In an environment where casual Friday has turned into casual Monday-Friday, cultural and social diversity are hot topics, and age discrimination is a rising concern, the matter concerning what job seekers should wear on an interview still causes a great deal of stress...

Interviewing and the Dramatic Pause

The job seeker sits waiting for the interview to start. “I’m ready,” he thinks. “They can’t ask me any question that I’m not expecting. I have my notes. I have my resume. I’ve practiced in front of a mirror. I wrote out answers to more than 50 typical interview...

Questions job seekers should ask in an Interview

Until our society discovers another way to assess a candidate’s suitability for employment within a company, there will always be job interviews. For the employer, the purpose is to validate a candidate’s background, experience, qualifications, and credentials, and to...

What Will Job Search Look Like in Five Years?

If you think job search is complex now, think about what it will be like in 5 years. Some of the typical challenges people have today include: • Building your real life network and getting referrals • Maintaining and growing your virtual network to get connected and...

Does Your Career Satisfy You?

A recent online search on the topic of Career Management provided this summarization. According to Wikipedia, “Career Management is the combination of structured planning and the active management choice of one’s own professional career. The outcome of successful...

Job Search Going Nowhere? Networking is the answer.

I regularly receive calls and emails from job seekers saying that companies aren't hiring and they're about to give up. Recently one job seeker told me he had sent out 100 resumes through job boards in the last 5 weeks and had received 3 responses. Two from people he...

Today’s resume; not what it used to be.

Some things change and some things don't. In the southern city in which I grew up; not much changes. However, the role of resumes has changed drastically with the onset of global and 24x7 communication. Resumes used to be this document in which you jotted down a few...

Targeting your resume

A job seeker posted this question on a LinkedIn discussion board. "How do you get by on only one resume. When I was looking for a job I rewrote/edited my resume for every different job being sure to call out everything they were looking for in the description. How do...

Dealing with Frustrations

Now that the Great Recession, as I've heard it dubbed, is officially over, your job search should be taking off, right? Well that's what several people are hoping for but I'm still receiving emails and phone calls from frustrated job seekers wondering what is wrong...

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