This is not Your Grandmother’s Job Search

While this may feel like the Great Depression of our grandparents’ era, today’s job search requires a thoroughly modern approach. Searching for a job requires a much more tailored approach that is customized to your desired employer and shows your talents and skills in action. To get noticed in this market, you have to be […]

What Does it Take to Get Hired in 2011?

According to economists and experts the recession has been over for some time and we continue to show signs of recovery. Yet, for many average Americans, the recovery has not yet become personal. Some remain unemployed or hanging on to jobs they hate for fear of being unemployed. Employment is expected to grow this year in […]

How Inertia Can Impact Your Income

Image by kiddharma via Flickr Six months ago I received a call from Donna*, a former resume client. Two years ago, I had provided resume services to her company when they went through an acquisition and major reorganization. Donna had found work but was laid off again. Fearful of a tight job market and shrinking […]

One Step to One Job

Image by Getty Images via @daylife If you’re in the middle of a job search you’ve likely heard the news that the market is tough.  The national unemployment rate in the U.S. may be hovering near 10% and CEOs may be cautious about hiring but during your job search the focus should be on you. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Job Market Intelligence Report

I just reviewed the summary report of the ExecuNet 2009 Job Market Intelligence Report. ExecuNet surveyed more than 5,000 executives, search consultants and corporate HR professionals in January 2009. The annual report addresses changes in the job market and forward looking expectations for the coming year.  Career industry professionals have been beating the networking drum […]

Network to a New Job

Image via Wikipedia Industry experts, colleagues, friends and analysts all agree that the key to a successful job search is networking. In days past almost every applicant had the opportunity shake hands with the boss and sell themselves in person. Today, you must make your way around technology just to get to a phone interview! […]