6 steps to successful salary negotiations

This post originally appeared in recruiter.com.  The interview went extremely well. So well, in fact, that the hiring manager has offered you the position: “Sue, we’d like to offer you the job. I’m confident you’re the right person. What I need to know now is what your salary requirement is.” Wow, you think. You were … Continue reading 6 steps to successful salary negotiations

7 reasons why employers should hire ACTIVE job seekers

A disturbing conversation with statewide colleagues led to the unfortunate conclusion that some hiring authorities are still overlooking "active" job candidates and only considering "passive" candidates. I thought employers were getting past this malarkey and letting go of the idea that only passive candidates are best. Apparently not. Do you remember that back in 2011 when … Continue reading 7 reasons why employers should hire ACTIVE job seekers

15 photos that will sink your LinkedIn profile

By now it's a given that you have a photo on your LinkedIn profile. Without one, you're as good as an outcast. However, the photos I've been seeing lately raise the question, "What are people trying to convey with their photof?" Are they hitting the mark? What do I mean by this? Take the photo of … Continue reading 15 photos that will sink your LinkedIn profile

Experience with a disability is sometimes the best experience

Talking about real-life, hands-on experience. I ran across a job listing on Indeed.com that called for someone who has “Lived experience with mental health issues and treatment." An organization in eastern Massachusetts says this experience is strongly preferred. For the first time, I am impressed with an organization’s willingness to openly hire a person with a … Continue reading Experience with a disability is sometimes the best experience

7 reasons why it’s important to keep learning at work

Are you feeling like you're going through the motions at work? Do you feel like you've mastered your role and there's a lot more to learn? Are you being denied the opportunity to learn? And, worse of all, do you dread Monday mornings and live for the weekends? If you have any of these feelings, … Continue reading 7 reasons why it’s important to keep learning at work

Default invites from LinkedIn members stink: 6 approaches to sending an invite

  I estimate that I ignore 90% of invites from LinkedIn members, simply because they don't include a personalized note. In fact, if I accepted all invites I'd probably have 10,000 connections in my LinkedIn network. This is not to brag; I'm just saying. Why am I so adamant about people taking the time to personalize … Continue reading Default invites from LinkedIn members stink: 6 approaches to sending an invite

The 6 Principles of a successful job search

Every day at work I see the frustration on job seekers' faces. The job seekers are not outwardly emotional, but I know they're struggling with a very difficult situation. Some are beyond frustrated; they're searching for answers. There’s a mindset job seekers need to adopt. They need to believe that, through their actions, they can positively … Continue reading The 6 Principles of a successful job search