Tenacity in a Job Search

There is hope in the air.  Every day brings news of mostly peaceful demonstrations with people taking action to change race relations in this country.  And the protests are starting to show small results…. a) Confederate symbols dismantled; b) Walmart ending the practice of locking up African-American cosmetics behind the counter; c) Quaker Oats retiring…

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Job Leads from Business News

Discovering opportunities outside of job boards is not always straightforward. It takes a curious mind to uncover opportunities.  Here are a couple of suggestions. First technique is to read the business news  to learn macro-level changes that hint at job opportunities.  Dig into those leads to uncover jobs.  Another technique is to be curious about…

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Job Search Support During COVID

Unreal how quickly reality has changed. My head is still spinning. Job hunting with today’s uncertainty is incredibly hard… No one has a clear road-map. Would like to share thoughts and ideas garnered from my 20 yrs of recruiting and hiring in the hope that these suggestions will lighten the load. Look Long-Term: Ask more…

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Value of a Good Resume

Ask 100 people for resume advice and you get 100 differing opinions that often contradict each other. So who do you believe? In my 20+ yrs. of recruiting, seems that most resume advice comes from people who don’t read resumes as part of their work. This article shares resume advice from recruiters and dispels commonly…

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Career Centers

You’ve invested years and countless thousands of dollars supporting your child to adulthood. My husband and I did the same. Yet few graduates are prepared to face the job market even with the help from college career centers.  Graduates often lack practiced skills to build a professional network or identify jobs that establish a strategic foundation…

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Career Advice

Illegal interview questions happen when you least expect it. And when it happens, the emotional shock you feel makes it harder to present your best in the interview.  Be prepared for these questions with a response that doesn’t sound defensive. Which interview questions are illegal? In the United States, it is inappropriate to be asked…

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job search

I did a test to determine which job portal had the best results for full-time employee positions. I compared Google, LinkedIn and Indeed. I found significantly more job postings on LinkedIn. And I am not surprised. Why? Because most corporations use LinkedIn’s product “LinkedIn Recruiter” to post job listings and search for candidates. It is…

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Job Search Strategy

“I have one word for you… Plastics!” In this scene from The Graduate , Dustin Hoffman’s character, Benjamin Braddock, is being advised to start his career in the plastics industry. Clearly from Benjamin’s body language, he has absolutely no interest in working in the plastics industry! Success Comes from Finding Companies that Match Your Values You will…

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Interview Questions

How you interview companies makes a huge impact on the impression made to interviewers. Interviews are your time to learn information not found on the internet. As a result, every conversation is an opportunity to ask your questions.  Here are examples: Questions about the Position: Who will be my direct supervisor? What are the three…

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