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 never met anyone who could legitimately make that claim–sm...
When you're not just looking for a new job but a new career, you need a new resume. Here are some crucial career change resume tips that will help you position yourself for your big leap.
Start with a relevant headline.
Write the job title of the opening you're applying for, such as 'Marketing Consultant,' as a headline between your name and contact information and the rest of the resume. The top of your resume is...
Tim has emailed 600 resumes over the past few months, but still has no responses.
Is your search coming up empty? Are you knowledgeable about appropriate job-hunting strategies?
What do your responses to this quiz say about you?
Answer 'true' or 'false':
1. Responding to want ads is a waste of time.
2. Effective job hunters devote many hours to research.
3. You need to sell yourself to get the right job.
The concept of helicopter parents buzzing around the workplace, just like they hovered and swooped on the elementary school soccer field, sounds like a joke.
No doubt you’ve heard of this phenomenon — parents sitting in on interviews or calling to re-negotiate a child’s compensation package. NBA recruit Lonzo Ball has recently received a ton of attention for his dad’s, um, involvement, in the draft p...
If only I’d done more networking, I’d be able to find a new job.”
“If only they’d stop bothering me with trivial meetings, I could finish this project.”
“If only I’d gotten that promotion, I wouldn’t hate this company.”
“If only I were younger, I bet they’d listen.”
One of the more self-destructive phrases used in discussing careers is &l...
If you have a career of any kind, you need an elevator pitch (some call it an elevator speech or a value proposition).
An elevator pitch is a roughly 30-second sound bite - a response to the question, 'Tell me about yourself' or 'What do you do?'
Has anyone ever actually used the elevator pitch in an elevator?
While I doubt you will actually use it in an elevator, you will most definitely use it at BBQ's, conferen...
Here’s a question I often hear from corporate leaders: “What benefits do millennials really want?”
In the past, most of us were quite satisfied with standard benefits like health insurance, a 401(k) plan and the occasional casual Friday.
Today, the benefits game has seriously leveled up. First came free breakfast, then all-day-chef-prepared meals and laundry services. Now, cool companies offer an onsite...
In simpler times, back before everyone had a home computer, and before the emergence of the Internet, people used to use typewriters, paper, and postal mail. When you wanted to search for a job, you sat down at your typewriter and typed up your resume. If you were engaged in an aggressive job search, you would take your resume to a stationery store, purchase some 80-pound bond paper, and have multiple copies of your resume mad...
What would you do if the kind of career opportunity you’ve been eagerly seeking suddenly appeared–but it came with a “catch”? That is, it carried some baggage that wasn’t what you wanted. Would you walk away in disappointment or take it and hope for the best? Career opportunity decisions can force choices you’re not sure how to make.
What Do Career Opportunities with a Catch Look Like?...
When a frustrated client who is in a job search tells me something like, “I have submitted my resume to over 300 job postings and I have only received one interview,” I want to scream:
“Joel, get off the job boards!” a-la-Risky Business - where Joel’s mom tells him to get off the babysitter with the house surrounded by police.
Seriously, get off the job boards.
Stop spending all of your t...