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Five Common Resume Errors

Does it seem as if every article and each recruiter takes a different slant on what goes where on a resume? Some of that is the impact of company culture on internal recruiters and speed demands on external recruiters.  And yes, writers need something new for their careers blogs and publications.  After a long career […]

By |April 21st, 2019|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Five Common Resume Errors

What’s Work-Life Balance to Job Search?

Work-life balance regularly shows up as a ‘hot topic’.  But what it means is not so clear. Individuals have very different definitions. Companies do too.  Some may tout theirs in their careers website or job ads with actual practices which range from highly supportive to quite negative. At its most basic, work life balance […]

By |April 11th, 2019|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on What’s Work-Life Balance to Job Search?

Have You Missed These Resume Basics?

Resumes are tough to write for most people.  Too often, we copy the last one we used and barely update it  Or have difficulty figuring out what information to put on, what to leave off, and which advice to listen to.

Companies complain about the volumes of resumes they receive and how few are qualified.  […]

By |March 7th, 2019|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Have You Missed These Resume Basics?

Negotiating Salaries and Benefits

Everyone hopes for the perfect offer – the great job in a wonderful company with super pay and benefits. Less than half of all candidates negotiate for changes in the offer.  If you want to ask for change(s), here’s how.

Ideally you created a decision checklist early in your job search that covers all your […]

By |February 17th, 2019|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Negotiating Salaries and Benefits

Career Plans: Make Success Easier

Do you only think about your career when you start a job search? If so, you are not alone.  You probably know that artificial intelligence (AI) is impacting many careers and jobs.  But so are other technological and economic changes.  Setting aside a little time each week for awhile to think about your career […]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Changing Nature of Work|Comments Off on Career Plans: Make Success Easier

Work Your Transition from the Military Effectively

Going back to civilian life after military service is a big change. Too many leave planning for it until mere months before they transition. Smart folks start early and learn all they can to ensure their goals and needs are met.

My military transition guides are FREE December 27 – 31, 2018.

Grab one or both […]

By |December 23rd, 2018|Military in Transition|Comments Off on Work Your Transition from the Military Effectively

Follow Up on Your Interviews!

I talk about job search with groups regularly and almost always get questions on what to do 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.  These notes should go out by email within 24 […]

By |November 27th, 2018|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Follow Up on Your Interviews!

Shaping a 21st Century Career

So many of us think of life in the classic 3 stages mode: School – Work – Retirement. How unrealistic is that now?

The Boomers have made ‘60 the new 40‘. Once anyone having a 100th birthday made national TV news, now it is not unusual. If you were born after the late 1960s, you […]

By |October 1st, 2018|Changing Nature of Work|Comments Off on Shaping a 21st Century Career

Career Success: Should I Find a Mentor?

Mentor relationships offer many professionals a better, faster way to increase their career success. Consider working with a mentor as part of your career development.

Classic mentoring relationships involve a more experienced person who acted as a teacher or coach.  But there are a variety of other mentoring relationships which may also be useful. These […]

By |July 15th, 2018|Changing Nature of Work|Comments Off on Career Success: Should I Find a Mentor?

Are You Entrepreneurial? Want to Start Your Own Business? Non-Profit?

After WWII, veterans started over 49% of all small businesses. Some experts lament that now that veterans now only are 9% of business owners, but that is in line with our portion of the adult population. And veteran entrepreneurs are more successful financially than non-vets are. You probably have heard of the many big […]

By |June 17th, 2018|Changing Nature of Work, Military in Transition|Comments Off on Are You Entrepreneurial? Want to Start Your Own Business? Non-Profit?