Careermageddon: Businesses drive the Gig Economy
       …exploitation or necessity?

The Gig Economy is taking off and gaining momentum. It seems unstoppable. What do you think of when the words, “Gig Economy” come up? Uber? Airbnb? Lyft? ToolLocker? ParkingPanda? ClosetCollective? TaskRabbit? …perhaps you don’t recognize some of these. The list could have been a lot longer. Regardless of your “Gig…continue

Your career success depends on one simple skill

Many jobseekers are finding their job search has come to a dead-end. Do you relate? They apply to positions where they believe they are totally qualified —and they don’t even get a call. It’s excruciating. Mid-career jobseekers look for positions that seem to be a good next step to develop…continue

Functional or Chronological résumé? Should you try a hybrid?

Economic change continues to bring significant layoffs, especially from large corporations. Disruptive business models are undercutting large and mid-sized businesses and small businesses require new employees to fill multiple roles. The Traditional Chronological Résumé In the past, especially in large corporations, responsibilities changed relatively slowly. An employee might easily stay…continue

Changing or Shifting Careers? …Be fast and efficient

To change or not to change…that is the question. A business analyst has a fair amount of Project Management experience. She wonders if it would be a good idea to shift over to Project Management. It pays better than the Business Analyst positions…Should she or shouldn’t she? Another jobseeker doesn’t…continue

How to Thwart Concerns About Your Long-term Unemployment

Long-term unemployed? Feeling invisible to the hiring community? Confused? Frustrated? Hopeless? This blog contains practical action points to demonstrate that you are ready to go back to work. These are the points that HR professionals and recruiters need to know before they decide to call you for an interview. The…continue

The Stigma of Long-term Unemployment…
…and Yet Another Round of Ageism

Age and being without a job are the double whammy of unemployment. There’s good news. Being long-term unemployed is a manageable situation. From the perspective of hiring professionals there are three concerns that will prevent you from being hired. You can prove that you are relevant by managing these three…continue