Three Advantages of Searching for Jobs in December

Start Job Search

Most people prefer waiting until January to look for a job. Instead, I highly recommend you start in December. Here is why now is an excellent time to look for a job! Reason #1: Companies have completed their 2024 project plans, budgets, and headcount planning.  Department leaders NOW know their hiring targets and the types of…

Read More

Discouraged in Your Job Search? What to Do?

Disappointing Job Search

Introduction: During my 24-year recruiting career, there were five times when I had to look for a new job unexpectedly. I am familiar with the negative emotions and anxiety a job search triggers. The constant uncertainty, lack of timely or personal communication from companies, and frequent rejection are emotionally challenging and exhausting. While I am…

Read More

Why Recruiters Don’t Want Your Job Application

Job Search

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

How To Plan for Virtual Interviews and Career Fairs

Best Practices for Video Career Fairs

I spent August and September speaking with university career centers and employers about how they are changing their programs for early talent recruiting.  My goal was to identify details not widely known that impact students /graduates in their job search. Then to offer advice on how to change your job search so you have a…

Read More

Job Search Tips – Do This Today:

Improving Job Search

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.

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…

Read More