Labor Day & “Update Your Resume Month” – Is There a Link?

As we prepare to celebrate the Labor Day holiday, I was thinking about what could link that holiday with the career-focused event, “Update Your Resume Month” (initiated and sponsored by Career Directors International). At first glance, you might think there’s NO connection, but hold on. I think I can make a case for this. Labor […]

Your Job Search – The Vanishing Role of HR

You’ve seen the advice about not dealing with the human resources department at companies you’re targeting in your job search, and there were good reasons for the advice. Now the situation has worsened, according to Ask The Headhunter’s Nick Corcodillos. He never pulls his punches; however, his latest blog post, “The campaign to kill HR,” […]

Vanishing Job Offers – No Guarantees

Have you ever quit a job after receiving a written offer of a new job–only to have the job offer snatched away at the last minute? If not, congratulations. You might have dodged that bullet. On the other hand, what if your turn is coming? Vanishing Job Offers–How Do They Happen? You might think you’ve […]

Career Seekers Summit–An Excellent Resource

This is a different type of post from what you will normally see from me. I’m departing from my usual format because I want to alert you to an upcoming, online summit that offers a wide range of career-related expertise. In looking at the list of topics and speakers, I think there’s really something for […]

Can You Get Paid What You’re Worth?

Salary is often a touchy and contentious subject in a job search, as well as after you land a new job. Like many job seekers, you’ve probably struggled with how to get a reasonable idea about what salary you should be targeting for the position you’re after. This is especially aggravating since employers seem to […]

How Much Time Should Your Job Search Take?

Sometimes prospective clients ask me how long their job search should take? That is, how long do I think it will be before they get calls, interviews, and job offers? If I knew the answer to that, I’d be independently wealthy and gainfully unemployed! Seriously, as the saying goes, “There’s no easy answer.” What you […]

Job Search – Where Do I Start?

Highly organized individuals might have no problem at all managing their job search, from start to finish. If you’re not lucky enough to be one of them, you might consider the whole idea of a job search to be a major pain–almost worse than going to the dentist for a root canal! The challenge begins […]

Career Progress: Giving, Not Just Getting

It’s probably safe to assume that you want to progress in your career, and you’ve heard from experts that you need to focus significant time and energy on that goal if you expect to achieve it. Is there anything wrong with that approach? Not if you don’t concentrate so hard on what you can get […]