Tag Archives: job search

Are Cover Letters Old School?

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At a recent breakfast meeting with HR professionals, as we waited with coffee in hand for the program to start, I asked the recruiters and hiring managers sitting at my table about their perspectives on cover letters. Here’s what I learned: If there’s something that needs to be explained—perhaps a gap in employment or why […]

Lay of the Land – Hiring Insights

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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. […]

How Can You 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 […]

How long will my job search take?

How long will my job search take

In the second of a 3-part series about what I, as a Career Coach, get asked all the time, this blog post features the question: “How long will my job search take?”  (Link to the 1st part of the series) (Link to the 3rd part of the series) When I get asked by my clients how […]

Finding Your Sweet Spot

Your Job Search Sweet Spot

I’ve had a blast doing some resume makeover webinars lately – so much so that I’m doing a new webinar on LinkedIn profile makeovers later this month. Now, explaining how to incorporate a personal brand into a resume (or LinkedIn profile) can be tricky —   It’s a fairly nebulous concept to explain.  So I decided […]

Three things I wish everyone knew about today’s job market

3 Things I Wish People Knew About the Job Market

One: You can’t outsource your job search.  Not to your friends, colleagues or a former boss. Not to a recruiter, head hunter or career services professional.  Even though these well-meaning individuals may offer you encouragement and connections, the truth is that you’re going to have to “work it” by doing research, targeting the right opportunities […]