New Year’s Headlines Impacting Employment – What Actions To Take
Tech Industry Getting Hammered Headlines everywhere about tech stock prices dropping and layoffs or companies slowing growth. What can you do to minimize the impact on your career? If You’re Employed –> Prepare for a Layoff: Identify your references. Get their personal contact information in advance of a layoff. Meet with your manager. Review your…Read More
Four Tips for a Resume that Recruiters WILL Read
Ask 100 people for advice on resumes, and you get many differing opinions that often contradict each other. So who do you believe? In my 20+ yrs. of recruiting, I found 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…Read More
Why is Autumn the Best Season for Career and Job Searches?
September and October are the best months to transition to a new company and career opportunity. Why? Companies are focused and motivated to hire as quickly as possible, and this focus will probably result in faster interviews and hiring decisions. The company’s motivation could result in less work for you during a search, and you…Read More
Why Recruiters Don’t Want Your Job Application
Looking for a new job? Then you are probably scouring job postings and applying to as many jobs as you can find. Then anxiously waiting for an email from a recruiter for an interview. As days turn into weeks without an email, you become discouraged, frustrated and angry. As a former recruiter, I want…Read More
Job Search Tips – Do This Today:
Rarely do people enjoy looking for a job. Now in this time of unprecedented change, unpredictability and stress, dental surgery is more welcome than a job search. And to all of you who are unexpectedly unemployed, I KNOW the feeling. I have been laid-off three times in my career. Feeling scared while selling myself in…Read More
Power of Tenacity in a Job Search. How #BLM Inspires.
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…Read More
Two Ways To Improve Your Job Search
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…Read More