Job Search Tips and Tactics

2016 – TOP TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR RESUME

A resume is an advertisement designed solely to encourage an employer to contact you.

You know you need to tailor your resume for specific opportunities. Perhaps you already know how much easier this is when you have one complete “master” resume that includes everything important? Then you can easily draw from it as needed.

It is […]

By |July 19th, 2016|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on 2016 – TOP TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR RESUME

Stuck? Time to Reboot?

Are you feeling stuck at work? Is your job search taking far longer than you expected? Have you missed promotions or pay increases?

For at least two decades I have regularly talked with people who were unemployed for months longer than they expected and with those who wanted a new job, but were not taking […]

By |May 31st, 2016|Changing Nature of Work, Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Stuck? Time to Reboot?

Insider Secrets to Ace Your Next Job Fair

Do you feel as if a job fair never results in a job for you?
Do you wonder whether to even attend a job fair?

Yes, recruiters really do spend the time and money to come to job fairs because they are looking for great matches to their needs.  Niche job fairs which specialize in your […]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Insider Secrets to Ace Your Next Job Fair

Three Tips for Effective References

“We had two top candidates for a senior job. One whose references were glowing and one whose took forever to respond and then barely remembered the person.”    HR Executive.

“I can always find ways to get references to tell me a lot about the person I am checking on.”   top Corporate Recruiter

“If all his […]

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Career Growth: What Are You Reading?

Whether you are in job search mode or thinking about your career goals, you need information, inspiration, and ideas. Reading offers all of these. Yet many people have no regular plan to read in ways that support their professional development.

How can you enhance your career growth and development? Some simple ways include reading

professional and […]

By |January 4th, 2016|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Career Growth: What Are You Reading?

Interviewing to Succeed

These tips are from a recent seminar I led for DCWebWomen but are useful to anyone in job search.

Remember, each interview is a two-way street!
Balance your desire to sell yourself for the job with your need to learn enough to know if it is the right job.

Interview Preparation

1. Review all the materials you […]

By |April 30th, 2015|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Interviewing to Succeed

Four Steps for Using Your Past to Create Your Future

I often speak on using your past to create your future. Many people assume that only works if what you want to do next is a linear path from the work you have done already. But that is not the only way to use your past. If you think you might want to change […]

By |March 11th, 2015|Job Search Tips and Tactics, Military in Transition|Comments Off on Four Steps for Using Your Past to Create Your Future

Tips for Employment Gaps on Your Resume

Once upon a time, the main employment gaps were among mothers returning to the work force when their children started school.  But now, such gaps are fairly common. More men are taking on family care, middle career people and retiring military are taking sabbaticals, it’s not as easy to roll from one  government contract […]

By |February 9th, 2015|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Tips for Employment Gaps on Your Resume

Top 3 Marketing Tips to Successful Job Search

Job search is not a ‘fun’ project for most of us. Few people really understand that they are selling themselves. You need to look at job search as if it is a marketing plan. Because, yes, it is.

First: What are you selling to what audience?

Focusing on exactly what you want to do next is […]

By |December 29th, 2014|Job Search Tips and Tactics, Military in Transition|Comments Off on Top 3 Marketing Tips to Successful Job Search

Tips from a Hiring Manager

A Guest Post by Chris Raymond.

My recent experience serving on a search committee for a design position left me wondering whether to laugh or cry. It also reminded me of what John F. Kennedy said so long ago, with modification: Ask not what your employer can do for you, ask what you can do […]

By |December 2nd, 2014|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Tips from a Hiring Manager