Job Search Tips and Tactics

CREATING YOUR BEST RESUME

Writing a clear, concise resume that makes hiring managers and recruiters want to contact you is critical. It is not, however, like much other writing you do. Few of us write one regularly, so when we do it is new again and difficult.
First: gather your work history, decide on your next goals and career […]

By |April 11th, 2021|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on CREATING YOUR BEST RESUME

“Why Do You Want to Work Here?”

Many hiring managers ask some variant on the question of why you want to work for the company, or the specific program or department. Whenver you interview, you should be prepared to answer “Why do you want to work here?”
Resist your temptation to sound excited by stating some generalities quickly. “I’ve heard great things […]

By |September 9th, 2020|Job Search Tips and Tactics, Military in Transition|Comments Off on “Why Do You Want to Work Here?”

Job Search Checklist for Success

There are common steps in job search which will help you succeed. This outline of the basics can guide you. As you read it, I hope you recognize most of the steps.  The question is: are you actually doing this? So many of us just jump in to a job search without thinking about our […]

By |May 5th, 2020|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Job Search Checklist for Success

Research is Vital – Here’s How

Research is an often ignored or minimal aspect of job search. Given the massive wave of business changes over the past decade, this is especially dangerous. Many of today’s big and small names are a totally different company than they were even a year or two ago as mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and business focus […]

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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 […]

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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

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!

Changing Careers

Most people make several significant career transitions over their work life. If you are thinking of changing focus within a field, of changing career fields, or are leaving the military or federal government, recognize this transition will take lots of preparation and time. Research shows that most successful transitions involve many small changes and […]

By |December 15th, 2017|Job Search Tips and Tactics, Military in Transition|Comments Off on Changing Careers