Why is Autumn the Best Season for Career and Job Searches?

Job Search Tips

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…

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Business News to Turbocharge Your Job Search

Importance of Reading Business News for Job Search

Hot off the press! The latest set of news reports to turbocharge your career change or job search… Positive corporate news is a clue of future hiring. Companies can’t grow significantly without hiring people. And often, the news breaks BEFORE a job posting. So jump on these news reports, activate your network, and get your…

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Career Transition Tip – How to Work with Recruiting Agencies

Agency Recruiter and Candidate

Companies recruit with internal recruiters or with an external recruiting agency. Sometimes companies use both methods at the same time. As a recruiter, I started at a recruiting agency and then later moved to be an internal corporate recruiter. Understanding how a company works with an external recruiting agency is crucial for candidates. Why Companies…

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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…

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Top Job Search Tip for the Holidays….

Start Job Search Now!

Start Your Search in December! Most people think that the holidays are a bad time to start a job search. Not true! Now is the best time to update your resume and start a job search!  Don’t wait for January. Here’s why. Reason #1: Companies have completed their 2021 project plans, budgets and headcount planning. …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Two Ways To Improve Your Job Search

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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Advice for Your Resume

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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