Job Search Tips and Tactics

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

Creating A Better Resume

Like many HR people, I am often asked for resume writer recommendations. Some jobseekers want information on resume services or  coaches and are hoping for a ‘magic pill’ that results in an immediate job offer.

Yet even those who understand what information is needed to create a useful resume are surprised by the questions a […]

By |October 29th, 2017|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Creating A Better Resume

Where to Work: Critical for Success

Looking at job ads? Search agents out on your favorite sites? Think that is really an effective job search?

Well, actually, no.

Many job seekers complain about never hearing back from all the resumes they have submitted to job ads.  Blasting out your resume to every possible job ad is so easy these days. It is so easy […]

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Military Transition: Targeting Employers

Once you know what work you want to do next and have basic career goals defined, you need to find the right employers. The ‘right employers’ are those who not only offer the work you seek but who match your values, goals, and offer what you need to succeed.

Start by creating a detailed picture […]

By |March 13th, 2017|Job Search Tips and Tactics, Military in Transition|Comments Off on Military Transition: Targeting Employers

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

4 Marketing Tips for Job Seekers

If you are searching for a new role – or thinking that you may need to soon, now’s the time to put together a personal marketing plan. Effective job search demands active outreach to those who may help you find the right opportunity as well as to target employers.

Learning to think of yourself as […]

By |October 29th, 2016|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on 4 Marketing Tips for Job Seekers

Successful Job Interviews: Elements You Control

You have seen the articles about the questions you need to be ready to answer, the questions to ask, when to interview to be selected, and what to wear. But, if you are like most people, you are still worried about interviewing well.

Get past your fears and nerves by thinking about an interview at its best. […]

By |September 27th, 2016|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Successful Job Interviews: Elements You Control