Job Search Tips and Tactics

NEXT STEPS: WHEN YOUR FUTURE IS UNCLEAR

The last few years have been full of shocks and uncertainty. Are you discouraged about your work or wondering about your future? Feeling stuck at work? Unemployed? Is your job search taking far longer than you expected? Have you missed promotions or pay increases?

This is a tough time for many people. Our lives are […]

By |November 14th, 2022|Changing Nature of Work, Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on NEXT STEPS: WHEN YOUR FUTURE IS UNCLEAR

WHAT’S NEXT?

Are you considering vying for a new position or promotion with your current employer?  Or is it about time to be searching for a new employer?  You do not have to be a part of the “Great Resignation’ to know that it is up to you to define and develop your options. 
While you decide, […]

By |January 23rd, 2022|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on WHAT’S NEXT?

CAREER & JOB SEARCH SUCCESS MATRIX

We go into a job search or career change with hopes and desires. And, quickly or not, a possible job offer appears and suddenly it becomes a decision. Whether it is a good decision or not depends on your actions before you get to that stage.
One smart way to enhance both your job search […]

By |October 18th, 2021|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on CAREER & JOB SEARCH SUCCESS MATRIX

COMMON JOB SEARCH QUESTIONS – ANSWERED

Job search is not fun for most people. The process is fraught with difficulties on both sides. Too many job seekers also rely on what worked for them in the past. They barely update their resume and then blast it out while doing all their job search online. I see them in LinkedIn groups […]

By |August 20th, 2021|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on COMMON JOB SEARCH QUESTIONS – ANSWERED

WORK, LIFE, FLEXIBILITY — AND YOUR CAREER

The pandemic brought changes for many people. Organizations had to respond quickly including rapid shifts to remote work last spring. Some ‘white collar’ workers have had the ability to work remotely, while many essential workers did not. Whether you now are re-evaluating your career or job, are currently work remotely, or want more flexibility, […]

By |July 6th, 2021|Changing Nature of Work, Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on WORK, LIFE, FLEXIBILITY — AND YOUR CAREER

CHECKLIST FOR JOB SEARCH SUCCESS

Whether you are just thinking about changing jobs or need a new job quickly, there are common steps in job search which will help you succeed. This outline of the basics can guide you. As you read this, I hope you recognize most steps. Yet, many of us know them but do not do […]

By |June 27th, 2021|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on CHECKLIST FOR JOB SEARCH SUCCESS

INTERVIEWING TIPS AND SECRETS

Interviews have changed significantly. Interviews have not changed at all. Yes both are true. Virtual interviews are now common for the first time. And the purpose of interviews remains the same. Once common half to full-day of interview plans with multiple people are much rarer. Sadly too many organizations still want to do a […]

By |May 16th, 2021|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on INTERVIEWING TIPS AND SECRETS

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