WHAT I WRITE ABOUT: ‘Finding New Job’

Exit, Stage Left

I wrote my first blog post here on September 1, 2008. I had become a blogger. Magically. For the topic, I chose something I was and am still passionate about – helping people build a successful job search strategy. So in the first post, I asked a question. One I had already answered in my […]

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

The Confused Mind Says No During Job Search

This post is about the importance of sending clear messages during your job search. When I first planned to write this post, I was going to research the idea behind the title. Which I thought originated in eastern philosophy. Sounds like something Sun Tzu would say, right? But after a few minutes looking for the […]

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Job Gap: Getting Hired After 8 Years Out

As a job gap, “eight years” is a long time. People assume that your skills have eroded and that your understanding of technology, work life and other areas are dated. You are therefore a risky hire for most companies. Your resume gap will be hard to explain. And most screeners will quickly screen you out. […]

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Hiring Managers Don’t Decide Who Gets Hired

If you needed something to get you out of a rut during a longer than planned job search, this might be it. It’s about hiring managers. If you are waiting for someone to decide that the job is yours. If you are waiting for hiring managers to pluck you out of the masses and anoint […]

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

10 Ways To Find Target Companies In Your Job Search

A lot of folks are making changes in their career! What does that mean for you? With so many other people looking, you’ve got to be the right fit to get hired for your next role. How do you ensure that you’re the perfect solution to an employer’s need? Knowing your skills and talents is important, but targeting specific companies where you could see yourself working is equally so.

Many job seekers ask me what the best way to do this is. It can be tough to know where to start and how to organize your thoughts. This strategy that will help you to not feel so overwhelmed.

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

5 Steps For Establishing Credibility While Networking

This is a guest blog post by Randy Block about establishing credibility while networking. With establishing credibility, it’s all in the set up. You are at this luncheon, which features a speaker. There is a round table with 7 other people. Typically there is a plant arrangement directly in front of so there is no chance […]

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Stalled Job Search? Try A New Industry

This is a guest blog post by Abby Locke about your stalled job search. If you have been running into steady roadblocks or the opportunities in your field seem to be disappearing right before your eyes. This time, it may be time to try something different – like a new field or a new industry. Are […]

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

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