7 ways to set yourself apart in the job search

  In my personal life I drive a van. I'm a van dad; a chauffeur for my kids and their friends. Every night I eat cereal, Great Grains with cranberries, to be exact. Not good for my waistline. Another fact about me is The Big Bang Theory and The Middle are two of my favorite … Continue reading 7 ways to set yourself apart in the job search

10 first impressions for job-search success

When I watched the first episode of Game of Thrones, I was not impressed. I’d heard it was a great show, but the gratuitous violence did more to turn me off than draw me into the most important episode of the series. I haven't returned to the show since. I know you’re thinking this is a post about first … Continue reading 10 first impressions for job-search success

Drop the attitude: 8 ways mature workers need to mind their job search manners

An article I came across posted in Quintessential Careers from Susan Jepson, Director of National Senior Networks, reminds us that jobseekers must maintain a positive attitude, even mature workers. In her article, Mature Job-Seekers: Are You Practicing Reverse Age Discrimination in Your Job Hunt?, Susan’s first assertion is that mature workers must not come across as having … Continue reading Drop the attitude: 8 ways mature workers need to mind their job search manners

Self-promotion is necessary in childhood and adulthood

I’m not worried about my son. My son is in his second year of playing basketball. He’s quite good, for someone who just started playing, and talks a lot of trash. He’s usually the shortest kid on the court, but he’s fast and dives on the ground like Larry Bird used to. All the parents … Continue reading Self-promotion is necessary in childhood and adulthood

10 things you need to consider about your attitude when looking for work

  I posted this article a year ago on this site but I feel it's worth repeating. I've also added two examples of behavior that contribute to a poor attitude. No one will argue that being unemployed isn't a traumatic experience, especially me. I was on the receiving end approximately nine years ago and now I work with people … Continue reading 10 things you need to consider about your attitude when looking for work

10 tips job seekers must heed for a successful job search

And a short story about how my son didn't listen. The other day, my son and I were shooting hoops. He was loving it. I was hating it, for the mere fact that my fingers were numb from the cold. To add to my frustration, I was telling him to layup the ball with his opposite … Continue reading 10 tips job seekers must heed for a successful job search

BRAVE: 5 letters to remember for the interview

Today in my Interview workshop I went off on a rant about the importance of being a fit in the workplace. It's not enough to have the job-related skills that allow you to hit the ground running, I told them. Most of my participants nodded with agreement, while others had to process this point--maybe it never occurred to them, … Continue reading BRAVE: 5 letters to remember for the interview