For those of you who are trying, hang in there and have hope

I'm going to preface this article by saying plenty of jobseekers I know are conducting a proactive job search but to no avail. They're not relying completely on the job boards, placing all their cards on recruiters, sending out cookie cutter resumes, and wasting their time on more ineffective job search methods. In other words, … Continue reading For those of you who are trying, hang in there and have hope

Nerves can be a killer at an interview; don’t let them

Interviews are stressful. I know only one person who said she loved being interviewed, but I don’t know if she was telling me the truth. Personally, I'm not a big fan of being interviewed—the last one I attended was four years ago and it ended successfully. I "performed" well and shined more than I thought; but … Continue reading Nerves can be a killer at an interview; don’t let them

4 more ways to stay encouraged during a long job search

Jessica Holbrook's article mentioned four great ways to stay encouraged during the job search in an article titled "4 Tips for Staying Encouraged during a Long Job Search." So I thought I’d do what my college buddies and I did when we were at a seedy diner, occupying a table until 3:00 a.m., staving off our … Continue reading 4 more ways to stay encouraged during a long job search

What You Should Know Before Contacting a Recruiter

Guest post: Laura Smith-Proulx, Executive Résumé Writer, LinkedIn Profile Writer, Past Recruiter, Resume Expert & Columnist Considering contacting a recruiter to find out about executive or leadership jobs in your field? Many job hunters assume that forging connections with recruiters will put them closer to lucrative, high-level positions that aren’t otherwise advertised. However, a successful recruiter-job seeker relationship … Continue reading What You Should Know Before Contacting a Recruiter

Some reasons why people blog

What is it that makes people blog? Do they blog for money, fame, the love of writing, to promote their business, or to brand themselves? It can be a combination of all these reasons; or people may blog because they feel the need to be “heard.” The above are some reasons why people blog, but there … Continue reading Some reasons why people blog