Top 10 Job Search Tips

Searching for a new job feels like a job in itself.  How can you speed up the process? Be prepared. Get a new email account just for your job search, maybe even specific to the field.  Make sure it sounds professional, and doesn’t mention kittens, unless you want to work for a pet store.  Email […]

Preparing for a New Job Orientation

You’ve landed the job, and you’ve been asked to attend the new job orientation.  This is your first glimpse of company culture. What is the Purpose of Job Orientation New job orientation should include some training, as well as a tour, and introductions to staff.  Shake hands heartily and make eye contact. Pro tip: carry […]

Finding the Career for You

Are you on the right career path?  Does that question trigger uneasy feelings for you?  Allowing yourself to follow that question to the answer that fulfills you will change your life for the better, and ultimately, leave you feeling satisfied. 75% of Americans have changed their careers at least once, and 33% are considering it. […]

The Job Search

Are you still hunting for a job and not having any success. Do you think there are jobs out there or is the economy just put a halt to everything? I’ve been in the business of recruiting and career counseling since 1998 and I still believe there are jobs out there – however, you need […]

Do You Know the Purpose of a Resume?

Do you really understand the purpose of a resume?  Its only purpose is to get you an interview.  However, most managers only spend an average of 30 seconds on each and every resume.  The key to an effective resume is to be brief, but with “hard-hitting” content that makes the reader want to call you […]

Job Search Tools

How many times have you been shown how to write an effective resume; but, not shown what tools are available and how to use them to help you in your job search? The use of effective search tools and a defined process will definitely increase your chances of finding the career of your dreams!   The following three Internet -based […]

It Comes Down to Who You Know

A great resume and polished interviewing skills are definite assets to have when it comes to hunting for job. However, the most important ability to have when hunting for a job is understanding the “power of networking” and the network you have available right in front to you. The easiest way to set up your […]

Five Most Common Resume Mistakes

An error in your resume can be the difference between you being considered for the position and actually getting the job. When the competition is tight, even the slightest, most insignificant error can be the deciding factor on who will be hired and who will not. When managers need to select only one new employee […]

How Can A Career Changer Best Present His Or Her Skills?

Create a resume that focuses on transferable skills related to current career objectives. Typically a candidate changing careers does not have the apparent experience needed to make a strong first impression. Transferable skills that are relevant to your current career objectives need to be presented in your resume to show an employer what skills you […]

Five Resume Writing Myths

The world is full of resume writing professionals, job hunting experts, career counselors, human resources specialists, recruiters, head hunters, and the like. And if you ask them to describe the right and wrong things to do with your resume you will likely come across a variety of answers. Many of those answers, though, will be […]