3 Reasons Why Jobs Are Only Posted for a Couple of Days

Job posting

Have you ever found an interesting online job posting, took a couple of days to respond, and by the time you did, poof, it was gone? Yikes! It can be frustrating! How could that happen that fast? There are a couple of primary reasons why a job posting can disappear quickly: 1) The company might … Continued

3 Ways to be Strategic about Your Cover Letter

Cover Letter

I never write generic cover letters, and I never will! Frankly, they don’t do anything for you. I don’t want you spending money on me as a resume writer and coach for something that won’t help you land a job. What is the purpose of cover letters anyway? Merriam-Webster defines it this way: “A letter … Continued

The Importance of “Act as If” for a Job Search

The Importance of “Act as If” for a Job Search

Right now, COVID-19 is impacting every part of our economy. Some industries are doing very well; others are just trying to stay afloat. It’s the same situation at home, as child care is currently a significant issue for parents. And nobody knows when this situation might get better. So, as a coach and a resume … Continued

Who Will Decide if You Get the Job?

Who will decide if you get the job

Do you know who will actually make the decision about hiring you or not? The answer to this question is a vital part of good interview preparation. Who is the decision-maker, and what is that person’s job? It might seem to be an obvious question, but sometimes people don’t realize that, so they don’t ask … Continued

Does Your Personality Match Your Job?

Personality match your job

Many times, a success story involves someone changing careers or finding a new job. But success can also be measured by someone simply making a good career decision in the first place. One time, I was at my dermatologist’s office. I am always curious and regularly ask people how it is that they went into … Continued

Top Two Ways to Focus your Job Search

Focus your job search

If you Google, “how to stay focused on your job search,” you will find lots of different suggestions. It is not a new concept. But you want answers that go beyond the cliché responses. Your lack of motivation and focus can be divided into two categories. Here are two ways to focus your job search: … Continued

Three Ways to Evaluate Your Job Situation

Evaluate your job situation

Covid-19 has created a challenging and scary job market. If you lost your job during the crisis, how can you find a new one quickly? Are you secure even if you are currently employed? Who in your circle of co-workers, family and friends is going through a stressful time? One thing that might help is … Continued

Is it Hard to be a Recruiter?

Is it hard to be a recruiter

Have you ever wondered what it is like to work as a recruiter? I was a recruiter for three years at Robert Half, placing people in finance and accounting jobs. I loved the work and found it to be very satisfying. Why? Because I was helping people get new jobs! So, what was stressful about … Continued

Will a Company Hire You for Your Customer Service Skills?

Customer Service Skills

How does a recruiter or hiring manager decide that they should hire you to fill a specific job? They will ask multiple questions on various subjects. But what will be the criteria? Are you actually qualified to do the work? How will you fit into your schedule? Do you believe in the mission of the … Continued