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How to Write a Stand-Out LinkedIn Summary

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The standard three-paragraph format for writing a LinkedIn summary is 1. Describe what you do 2. Share a few attributes 3. Have a call to action (“I’m looking for a new role…” or “Feel free to connect with me…”). I encourage more personality in LinkedIn profiles. Especially because increasingly hiring managers and recruiters use LinkedIn […]

Lay of the Land – Hiring Insights


I’m seeing some interesting trends through my clients’ experiences, and after being interviewed for a trade magazine article about the current hiring landscape, I’m curious to see if these insights resonate with you. (Note to self: Get better about posting links to my interviews) The candidate with the most experience doesn’t always get the job. […]

The Bad Job Search Advice I Almost Gave

The Bad Job Search Advice I Almost Gave

My husband’s last contract (technology consulting) ended in the fall. And since January, he’s been super-focused on his job search.  And if you’ve been in a job search recently, you know that it’s a balance between applying for jobs (if you don’t buy a ticket, you can’t win the lottery) and focusing your search effectively. […]

How to Guarantee that You Get an Interview

How Can You Guarantee That You Get A Job Interview?

In the third of a 3-part series about what I, as a Career Coach, get asked all the time, this blog post features the question: “How Can You Guarantee That You Get An Interview?” Included in this post are 4 reasons networking is essential in your job search. (Link to the 1st part of the series) (Link to the […]

Rejection and Why It Stings So Much

Rejection and why it stings

“We’re moving forward with another candidate.”  “It was really great to meet you, but we’ve found someone who has more direct-to-consumer experience.”  “You’re just not a cultural fit for our team.”  “At this point, we won’t be extending a job offer to you.” Actual rejection quotes from this week.  Clearly, it was Rejection Week and […]

From the Front Lines of a Long Job Search

The Job Search Wait

For the past year or so, I’ve been living on the front lines of unemployment. My husband, Scott, has been looking for work. It’s a crazy situation to find yourself in – married to a career coach and in a job search. Even more crazy… Trying to navigate today’s job market with little current job […]