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5 Tips for Making a Job Transition

Are you unhappy in your current job? Or, are they unhappy with you? Don’t wait to start your journey. It may take longer than you expect to move to another company or a different position in a different field.

1) Start early. Don’t wait until you leave your job, get fired or get […]

By | October 22nd, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments

5 Tips for your job search

As I have said many times, a job search is a marathon, not a sprint. So what are the five things you need to remember to keep doing, day after day, week after week, month after month?

1) Be Persistent- Follow up on every lead, evey new person you meet, after every meeting and after […]

By | September 24th, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments

5 Steps Closer to “YES”

So you are going on interviews and second interviews, but not hearing back. You wonder, What is going on and how can you increase your response rate?

(1) Be prepared with your specific accomplishments that can help solve the problems of that job in that company. Your resume, cover letter, pitch and interview […]

By | September 20th, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments

7 Proven Job Interview Questions – and What to Look for in the Answers

This is a great article from Google’s Hiring team:

7 Proven Job Interview Questions—and What to Look for in the Answers

The Hire Team
Published Sep 13, 2018
How do you know when you’re talking to a job applicant you should hire?

Start by asking the right interview questions.

Good questions are unexpected and thus difficult to script answers for […]

By | September 19th, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments

How do I get a job that is not advertised?

You’ve heard me say that there are only four ways to get a job and one of them is answering ads on the internet. But that will only get 10% of the job seekers a job. What about the rest of the 90% of you still looking? One of the other three ways […]

By | September 12th, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments

Great article on Phone Interviewing from Glassdoor

As someone who works with candidates globally, the vast majority of our interviews/screenings are done via phone and I could not agree more with this recent article I saw on Glassdoor:

12 Things to Never Do During A Phone Interview
September 3, 2018 Posted by Julia Malacoff

These days, phone interviews are an unavoidable part of the […]

By | September 10th, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments

When should I get a career coach?

When your job search is going well, you probably don’t need outside, but if you encounter any one of the following, then a coach can guide you through…

You need a coach
1) When you don’t know where to start. If you were just laid off and you’re feeling depressed and anxious. A coach can […]

By | August 21st, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments

5 Ways to combat “Your Overqualified”

Often when a more experienced (read “older” “seasoned” “late career”) professional finds a job opening, they can do the job, they get an interview for the job, and then, the interview thinks or says “You’re Overqualified”.
Well, there is no such thing as overqualified. What they usually mean is one or more of […]

By | August 20th, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments

I have just been laid off – what do I do?

You’ve just been laid off…and are feeling lost, angry, upset…don’t panic. Here are some steps to take.

1) Take care of your emotional needs: Take time to mourn the loss of the job, the office, the co-workers. But don’t take too long. A week or two is plenty of time. Don’t go […]

By | August 6th, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments

How to use LinkedIn for your Job Search

Do you think LinkedIn is only for your profile? Or only for networking? Well it’s both and more. See the five ways you can make the most of LinkedIn.

1) Use your profile to highlight your skills and accomplishments. Key words will get you noticed. All search firms, recruiters and HR managers […]

By | July 26th, 2018|Industry News|0 Comments