10 Tips to Power Up Your Job Search

Technology can help or hinder your job search depending on how it is used. Uploading endless resumes to faceless, nameless job boards is not a smart strategy, but using technology to uncover leads to real people is smart. Make a list of targeted companies. Do not worry about posted openings or who you know, simply […]

Gig Your Way to Success

I was featured in a piece for ABC World News that discussed a rising trend of creating your own full time income from multiple jobs. While I have been gigging for six years, the economy has made it an attractive option for many workers who never planned on being entrepreneurs. Gigging is all about creativity […]

The Battlefield of Unemployment

Image by Seattle Municipal Archives via Flickr At various points in the year I have felt like a medic on a battlefield. As I went from stretcher to stretcher there seemed to be no end of newly wounded bodies. Some carried bankers boxes filled with decades of memories, and others had simply grabbed whatever they […]

Job Search Resources

When you are searching for a job, the sheer number of resources available can be overwhelming. You may find yourself confused and not sure where to begin. One question that routinely comes up is regarding job boards. While I do not advocate relying solely on job boards for your search, they can be a tool. […]

Truth in Advertising and Your Job Search

In the mood for a treat, I strolled through the store looking for something that would fulfill my craving. My eye landed upon a box that pictured two thick graham crackers surrounding a fluffy marshmallow and a layer of chocolate. The label indicated they were gluten free so I turned it over to read the […]

Networking is Number One Search Strategy for Executives

Executive Director of Execunet, Lauryn Franzoni published an article, Incorporating Technology into Your Networking, in a recent edition of myResumeAgent’s e-newsletter, Career Tips and Tactics that shared online networking strategies for executives. Franzoni writes: According to the 2009 Executive Job Market Intelligence Report, executives are more likely to have updated their profile on a public […]

Making the Best out of a Layoff

Being laid off can feel like the end of the story but in fact it is simply the ending of one chapter. The movie trailer below demonstrates how many professionals made lemonade out of their layoff. The trailer below is for a new documentary, Lemonade. Watch and be inspired to write your next chapter.

Self-Assessment Key to Job Search

Don Huse wrote an excellent post on the need for self-assessment as you begin your job search.  In an excerpt from his Job Search Strategy Guide, Don writes: “Essential to job search success is honest self-assessment, a process that will enhance your ability to articulate your strengths. Start by listing all of the jobs you’ve […]

I Just Need a Job!

My phone rang early Monday morning. It was a woman referred by a former client. She had been laid off from her job of 10 years and had been searching for a few months with no job in sight. She introduced herself and I could hear the desperation in her voice, as she blurted out […]

Cure Job Loss Depression by Serving Others

“The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.”   – Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama It may seem counterintuitive to volunteer when you have just lost your own job. You may reason […]