Job Search Tips and Tactics

How to Sharpen Your Job Search

Been hunting for a new job for awhile? Or thinking of starting a job search? Summer is a great time to ‘sharpen your saw’ to quote an old proverb.

Too many people just update an old resume, tell all their friends that they need a new job, and look at ads online. Not the best methods! […]

By |July 23rd, 2012|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on How to Sharpen Your Job Search

Too Soon Old – Are You A Job Seeker Over 40?

When I give career development seminars, there are often questions about age discrimination. Yes, discrimination is illegal. And yes, it does still occur.

There recently was a job posting on a professional group’s email list for an entry-level position which also included the word “young.” And the list erupted. More often the ads contain code […]

By |May 8th, 2012|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Too Soon Old – Are You A Job Seeker Over 40?

HR Jobs: What Questions should You be Asking?

As you prepare to find a new Human Resources opportunity, you should be doing a lot of research on those organizations which interest you as targets.
Here are some of the questions you may want to consider which directly influence both the organization’s HR approach and your interest level. Obviously, some depend on the level […]

By |November 1st, 2009|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on HR Jobs: What Questions should You be Asking?

Compensation – Pay, Benefits, and Your Goals

Whether you are thinking of your next job search or looking for more at your current employer, it pays to be prepared (pun intended.) First, what is important to you in your work? What are your career goals? What trade-offs and compromises are you willing to make?

Depending on your career goals, your compensation will […]

By |August 1st, 2008|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Compensation – Pay, Benefits, and Your Goals

Job Search: He Said He’d Call

OK, that sounds like a stereotypical female lament after a date. But too many folks do work themselves into an emotional response when a recruiter or hiring manager says he or she will call. Remember this is a business issue.

A. What could be the reason for no call?

Some hiring managers tell every candidate they […]

By |April 1st, 2006|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Job Search: He Said He’d Call

Job Search: After an Interview

1. Follow-Up Interviews

Companies vary in their interview procedures. So, after the first interview, you may still have other interviews to come. And multiple interviews are useful for you – you can make a better decision based on a fuller picture of the organization and more people. When the need for further interviews occurs, you […]

By |March 1st, 2006|Job Search Tips and Tactics|Comments Off on Job Search: After an Interview