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    Skip Your Resume Objective to Grab an Employer’s Attention

Skip Your Resume Objective to Grab an Employer’s Attention

What is the point of a resume? It is an ad, designed to get an employer interested in you.

So why do so many people start out with a statement of what they want: “where I can contribute my skills to a growing blah, blah, blah…”  Most objectives are boringly similar and none really attract […]

By |April 15th, 2013|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Skip Your Resume Objective to Grab an Employer’s Attention

Interviewing: Follow Up for Success

Whenever I talk about job search, there are questions about following up after an interview. Why, when, how, how much…

‘Why?’ is easy.
When you write a thank-you note to interviewers, you have another chance to impress each interviewer you talked with. When you check in after the expected decision time frame, you remind them of […]

By |February 25th, 2013|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Interviewing: Follow Up for Success

Four Holiday Job Search Tips

Every year in November, job seekers get discouraged that no-one is hiring and stop their search activities until January. Is this you?

Make the last two months of the year work for you, instead of against you.

Step 1: Review all your marketing materials and update them.

Use a clear head and mind to review your resume, […]

By |November 16th, 2012|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Four Holiday Job Search Tips

Nobody Loves Me, Job Search Gone Bad

I was talking with a job seeking friend recently. He was angry and discouraged. “I have applied to a lot of jobs, gone to a lot of job fairs, and no-one responds,” he said. “I’ve got the top clearances in hot demand areas. WTH?”

So I asked a few questions – ones you should ask […]

By |September 24th, 2012|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Nobody Loves Me, Job Search Gone Bad

How to Sharpen Your Job Search

Been hunting for a new job for awhile? Or thinking of starting a job search? Summer is a great time to ‘sharpen your saw’ to quote an old proverb.

Too many people just update an old resume, tell all their friends that they need a new job, and look at ads online. Not the best methods! […]

By |July 23rd, 2012|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on How to Sharpen Your Job Search

Too Soon Old – Are You A Job Seeker Over 40?

When I give career development seminars, there are often questions about age discrimination. Yes, discrimination is illegal. And yes, it does still occur.

There recently was a job posting on a professional group’s email list for an entry-level position which also included the word “young.” And the list erupted. More often the ads contain code […]

By |May 8th, 2012|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Too Soon Old – Are You A Job Seeker Over 40?

HR Jobs: What Questions should You be Asking?

As you prepare to find a new Human Resources opportunity, you should be doing a lot of research on those organizations which interest you as targets.
Here are some of the questions you may want to consider which directly influence both the organization’s HR approach and your interest level. Obviously, some depend on the level […]

By |November 1st, 2009|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on HR Jobs: What Questions should You be Asking?

Compensation – Pay, Benefits, and Your Goals

Whether you are thinking of your next job search or looking for more at your current employer, it pays to be prepared (pun intended.) First, what is important to you in your work? What are your career goals? What trade-offs and compromises are you willing to make?

Depending on your career goals, your compensation will […]

By |August 1st, 2008|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Compensation – Pay, Benefits, and Your Goals

Job Search: He Said He’d Call

OK, that sounds like a stereotypical female lament after a date. But too many folks do work themselves into an emotional response when a recruiter or hiring manager says he or she will call. Remember this is a business issue.

A. What could be the reason for no call?

Some hiring managers tell every candidate they […]

By |April 1st, 2006|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Job Search: He Said He’d Call

Job Search: After an Interview

1. Follow-Up Interviews

Companies vary in their interview procedures. So, after the first interview, you may still have other interviews to come. And multiple interviews are useful for you – you can make a better decision based on a fuller picture of the organization and more people. When the need for further interviews occurs, you […]

By |March 1st, 2006|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Job Search: After an Interview