follow-up

Random Acts of Kindness

An interesting thing happened to Lars Schmidt as he transitioned from a great corporate job to entrepreneur: he decided to thank people publicly via Twitter for their help in his career journey. That first random acts of kindness effort led others to follow and March 8th this year is #RTOK day.  This effort led […]

By |March 6th, 2017|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Random Acts of Kindness

Military Transition: Undermining Yourself

“But Patra,” I hear you saying “no-one sabotages themself!” Ohh ~ but yes, people do quite regularly undermine their own job search, often without thinking about it.  Far too many military are doing so. Before you say ‘not me’, look at these common ways to lose your chance for the job you want — […]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Undermining Yourself

Interviewing to Succeed

These tips are from a recent seminar I led for DCWebWomen but are useful to anyone in job search.

Remember, each interview is a two-way street!
Balance your desire to sell yourself for the job with your need to learn enough to know if it is the right job.

Interview Preparation

1. Review all the materials you […]

By |April 30th, 2015|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Interviewing to Succeed

ONE SIMPLE AND CRITICAL CAREER ASSET

You heard an interesting speaker who provided her contact info. Someone you know referred you to a new contact. You connected to someone on LinkedIn. But you never followed through on the potential next steps.

You got assigned a project and completed it just fine but you never talked with your boss about what went […]

By |September 14th, 2014|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on ONE SIMPLE AND CRITICAL CAREER ASSET

We Wanted to Help Your Job Search but You Blew It

Recently I was at a meeting with military folks transitioning to the civilian work world. Several asked for my card. Not one has contacted me in the weeks since.

An old friend has been looking for work for a year. Many people who know him ask me about his progress. And then say ‘he never followed-up’ about […]

By |May 29th, 2013|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on We Wanted to Help Your Job Search but You Blew It

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

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