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3 Bad Assumptions About Networking for Your Job Search

Many job seekers have told me how much they hate networking for their job search. They don't like meeting strangers, particularly when they (and...

Three Reasons Your Job Search Isn’t Working

When I hear the woes of people in the job search, there are a couple of resounding themes. For many the job search is...

What Hiring Managers are Looking For

As a career counselor, I frequently tell job seekers that they should try to put themselves in the shoes of a hiring manager. Rather...

Is Your Job-Search Tool Kit Ready?

Our client Belinda called us. “Ack!” she said. “I was on the phone with a company recruiter. She was asking me questions about my background....

The Art of Recruiting: Why Social Recruiting Is Necessary

inding the perfect hire is both an art and a science. It's tricky, and a bad hire can be costly. That's why employers of...

Focus: A Professional Resume Critique

Each week we review a resume in need of some help. Our comments are authentic, straightforward and 100% tailored to the particular document you...

The Horrible Truth About Online Job Applications

A guy called us up and said “I have a story I have to tell you.” “Tell us!” we said. “Okay,” said the young man, whom...

How to Explain a Career That Looks Stalled

People hold on to jobs too long for all kinds of reasons. Sometimes it’s loyalty to co-workers at a company you’ve outgrown, or maybe...

The Last Strategic Recruiting Frontier — Sourcing Using Consumer Data

Recruiting leaders are constantly looking for strategic opportunities, which admittedly are rare in this progressive field. There is only one big missed opportunity in...

5 Tips to Avoid Job Search Scams

Statistics show that job seekers spend a lot of time sourcing and applying for jobs online. Unfortunately, some job seekers fall victim to online...