Job Search Tips and Tactics

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

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 […]

By |March 15th, 2020|Job Search Tips and Tactics, Military in Transition|Comments Off on Research is Vital – Here’s How

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?