It's All About Control

It’s All About Control

It was National Employee Appreciation Day last month, but you can’t tell.  While individuals are increasingly seeking a better balance in their work, companies are pushing back.  Despite the fact things changed permanently after March of 2020, many corporations haven’t recognized this reality.  All that wonderful talk about taking care of people has been replaced […]

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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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Tech War for Talent – Is It Over?

Referencing comment to article on cooling of the war for tech talent, and they “why’s” behind it. Here are my observations as to why, and advice to keep it from happening to other companies, tech or otherwise: So many startups were like many large companies prior to the great recession that started in 2006.

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Companies complain they are bleeding experienced employees, or laughing off the exodus by saying it’s just part of the Great Migration.  If you are seeing this happen in your company, ask yourself some serious questions, and stop making assumptions.  Every talented employee is a loss of productivity, innovation, brain trust, and good will.  How long


The Hiring Decision Problem

A colleague (Bernie Reifkind) recently posted the following on LinkedIn: ME: Respectfully, will there be a JOB OFFER forthcoming? My job candidate has been on 5 interviews over 2 months.CLIENT: We should know something by the end of next week.ME: Respectfully you are running the risk of losing this candidate, she is entertaining other offers.CLIENT:

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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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Work-Life Balance

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

Thank you to Casandra Andrews and 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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