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When Should I Start My Job Search?

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is today. You’ve probably heard this saying because it applies to many situations. Sometimes, when we aren’t completely satisfied with how our lives are going, we avoid making changes because we...

Should My LinkedIn Profile Look Exactly Like My Resume?

Let’s face it, many people don’t really know what LinkedIn is all about. Is it a social networking site? A place to post your resume? A place to find new jobs? All of the above? The truth is, LinkedIn has gone through quite a few changes since it was pioneered in...

The Art of Resilience in Job Seeking

How You Respond to Rejection Influences Your Job Search “We wish you luck in your future endeavors.”“We’re moving forward with other candidates.” “We hope you apply with X Company again in the future.” These – along with no response at all – are popular canned...

Applying For Jobs When You Don’t Have the Recommended or Required Degree

Find your dream job? Don't have the "right" degree? Apply anyway! Let me know if this sounds familiar -- you're scrolling through LinkedIn when you stumble upon a job that looks perfect for you! It's exciting, aligns exactly with your career plan, and is something...

Want to Find a Better Job? First, Find your Advocates!

A few weeks ago, one of my clients had a job interview. She waited several weeks only to find out she didn't get the job. She was a little bummed -- she felt like she has a great connection with the interviewers and was well qualified for the position. I told her to...

How to Spot a Toxic Workplace During a Job Interview

Remember - Interviews go both ways. For many people, job interviews are among life's most stressful situations -- right up there with final exams and public speaking. When you really think about what an interview is, it makes sense that it is particularly nerve...

TLDR – How Long Should My Resume Be?

Most of you who know me know that I used to be a college professor -- a college writing professor to be more exact. And as you can imagine, grading papers was a big part of that job, one that took quite a bit of time. Of course, I didn't mind grading when I was...

Format vs. Content – Which is More Important for Your Resume?

Hint - The Answer is Both! “Why does the formatting matter so much; isn’t the experience the most important thing?” “I don’t know how ANYONE could read their experience! The format of the resume is a MESS!” Both of these are comments I’ve heard from students during my...
When Should I Start My Job Search?

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is today. You’ve probably heard this saying because it applies to many situations. Sometimes, when we aren’t completely satisfied with how our lives are going, we avoid making changes because we...

Should My LinkedIn Profile Look Exactly Like My Resume?

Let’s face it, many people don’t really know what LinkedIn is all about. Is it a social networking site? A place to post your resume? A place to find new jobs? All of the above? The truth is, LinkedIn has gone through quite a few changes since it was pioneered in...

The Art of Resilience in Job Seeking

How You Respond to Rejection Influences Your Job Search “We wish you luck in your future endeavors.”“We’re moving forward with other candidates.” “We hope you apply with X Company again in the future.” These – along with no response at all – are popular canned...