Interview and Job Search Coaching

Ghosting, Ghosting, and more Ghosting: The Why’s

Ghosting, Ghosting, and more Ghosting:  The Why’s

In keeping with the Halloween season, let’s discuss the why’s behind so much ghosting, and a couple of tips to help you weather that storm. After all, when you know it is going to happen, and have some strategies to deal with it, you will be better able to move forward in your search. Some …

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Why You Don’t Hear Back from External Recruiters and Headhunters

This is a common issue with recruiters, who mean well, but are forced to be salespeople, recruitment experts, and client managers simultaneously. This results in a high stress environment, and a customer/potential customer (the company hiring) focus. I recommend retained search firms to my clients, and let the client know ahead of time that recruiter …

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September is Update Your Resume Month

September is Update Your Resume Month

Our industry is celebrating its annual International Update Your Resume Month this September.  However, I am here to tell you that every month should be Update Your Resume Month, because keeping track of your career successes should be a regular part of your monthly tasks.  If you only do this once a year, when it …

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AI and Hiring

With all the hubbub about AI in hiring, we should remember it can help in certain areas. From qualifying candidates struggling to understand ATS keywords to assessing true jobseeker skills, it can benefit. AI can posit additional keywords that apply and help a candidate to make it past the scanner! Yes, AI only works as …

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Job Search

Is Your Technology Stopping Your Search in Its Tracks?

Expect everyone to text you? Rarely listen to real voicemail messages? Utilizing voice-to-text or text-to-voice technology to screen your calls (those are some unusual messages)? Well, you are losing out on REAL interviews that could lead to REAL jobs, from REAL companies. While I often write about challenges of the jobseeker, this one is about how …

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Job Application Process

Save Yourself Time When Applying For Jobs

When applying for jobs online you will see many commonly asked questions repeated across applications. Help yourself by creating answers to the repeat questions ahead of time. Each time you see a question restated in another job application, or you think it has the potential to be a recurring question, save it in a Word …

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Work-Life Balance

The Ideal Work-Life Balance: Companies that are Getting It Right!

Thank you to Casandra Andrews and HerMoney.com for my latest interview with their publication. Here is the article in its entirety: Here’s how some companies are helping staff members strike a healthy balance between home life and their jobs. There’s nothing like living through nearly two years of a global health pandemic — with much …

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Forbes Coaches Council

Don’t Ignore These Warning Signs That A Job Isn’t The Right Fit

With the “Great Resignation” in full swing, many are considering just why they might resign from a job and what to watch out for in their current work environment. This Forbes Coaches Council Experts Article details nine warning signs. My suggestion is #2, and the link to the full article is below. 2. Feeling Anxious …

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Forbes Coaches Council

14 Resources For Aspiring Entrepreneurs With Zero Business Experience

This list of book resources will not only help the entrepreneur but the jobseeker. Whether career management, personal branding, leadership, or dealing with change, there is book/resource here for everyone. My resource is #4: 4. The Power Of Habit (Charles Duhigg) The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg …

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Forbes Coaches Council

15 Go-To Tactics To Expand Brand Awareness

While this experts post column is more oriented towards business brand awareness, many of the tips in it can be applied to those in a job search as well. The link to the Forbes Coaches Council / Forbes Online post is below. Here is my contribution (Tip #10): 10. Publish Content Regularly To Get Noticed …

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