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 […]

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 […]

Is Your Resume a Scam Victim?

Predators come in all shapes and sizes. One of the types that aggravates me and many of my professional resume-writing colleagues is online services that tell job seekers something flatly untrue about their resume. The impression those services are after? “Your resume sucks, and you need our help ASAP to fix it!” In case you’re […]

Tight Labor Market: More Jobs & Higher Pay?

According to many experts, we’re currently experiencing a tight labor market, which should be good news for those of you who are looking for a job or thinking about changing to a new job. Of course, this is a generalization and doesn’t necessarily mean job seekers across the country will find employers knocking on their […]

Are Your Job Search Expectations Unrealistic?

The primary objective of your job search is to get a job, right? However, you have quite a few steps to take to reach that goal, and you can stumble if you don’t start with realistic expectations for the outcome. Unrealistic Job Search Expectations For example, if you’re currently earning $50,000/year but aiming for $150,000 […]

Job Interview Prep – What Have You Got to Lose?

Job interview preparation is critical–if you hope to have a positive outcome for interviews. And why else would you be pursuing interviews? Very few people in this world, from entry-level to senior executive, can afford to blow off interview preparation as if they’re somehow “above” it and don’t need to pay attention to it. I’ve […]

Technology Advances and Job Search Change

If you still plan and conduct your job searches the same way you did 10-15 years ago, you probably aren’t getting the traction you used to back then. Some things never change, while others seem to change every time you turn around. If you don’t see the need for significant change in your job search […]