5 Things to Do While You’re Unemployed
Unemployment is something most people rarely plan for. Besides building a healthy bank account, and maintaining an active network of peers, there is often little you can do to prepare for unexpected unemployment and its aftermath. Getting that pink slip and being shown to the door is like getting a punch in the gut. It […]Read More
How to Land a Job as a Donkey in a Circus
Congratulations, new graduates! No more classes, no more tests! Time to head to the beach, soak up some rays, ride some waves. You deserve it, right? Interlude I’m sure you remember the story of Pinocchio¹ and his excursion to Toyland (Pleasure Island, for those who’ve only seen the movie). If not, here’s a brief recap: […]Read More
How to Reverse Engineer Your Career Path
During the recession, workers hung on to the jobs they had, even though the work was no longer fulfilling. Job descriptions changed to include my job, your job and his job, because your job and his job no longer existed. Company loyalty became a confused commodity, and the word “pension” was relegated to the dictionary. […]Read More
Red Flag or Red Carpet?
Is your LinkedIn® profile sending out Huge Red Flags? Hiring managers for any level – from C-Suite on down – use social media platforms to scope out their applicants and pipeline for future openings. LinkedIn is the site most used by hiring managers, recruiters, and human resources to source for the new candidates. What are […]Read More
Does “GIGO” Describe Your LinkedIn® Profile?
When you hit the “Apply with LinkedIn®” button, what will the hiring manager or recruiter see? The “Apply with LinkedIn®” button is used on career sites to make it a bit easier for job seekers to respond to job ads. When you use this button to apply for a position, LinkedIn® generates a snapshot of […]Read More
6 Steps to a Successful Networking Experience
What kind of people are in your professional network? Do you even have a professional network? People often don’t think about developing a professional network until they need something – usually a new job – and then they find themselves scrambling to make connections. That’s the wrong time to start building a network – but […]Read More
Corral Your Work History Using LinkedIn
Your resume should be specifically geared to the position you’re applying for. At the same time, you don’t want gaps in your employment history. So can you provide only the experience that’s applicable to the current job opening, without selling yourself short? While you don’t need a full work history going back to your paper […]Read More