Will you ever get back to work at your former salary?

Under-employed? Under-paid? Working? Uh huh. You have a job? …kinda. Perhaps it’s part-time, or maybe it’s in a different industry doing something you really don’t care to mention and at a salary that is embarrassing when compared to your former position. But you’re working. How did it feel on LinkedIn—…continue

The ATS Work-Around…Maybe Not Such a Good Idea

There are several schemes being advertised through the Internet, including classes and workshops, to encourage and guide jobseekers to find a work-around to the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). I have several concerns about this approach for jobseekers. First, these programs lead jobseekers to believe that if they can just "work…continue

How to Create a Reader-Based Cover Letter and Résumé

If you’ve been in the job search for very long you probably realize that with so many people looking for a job, expectations by the hiring community have skyrocketed. Times have changed and the do-it-yourself cover letter and résumé is not likely to fit the bill for most job-seekers. Today’s…continue

Job Security: Job Fit—the moving target

After an interview, jobseekers often say, “I hope I get that job…it’s a good fit.” When I read Human Resource and Recruiter blogs about hiring, they are constantly asking about job fit. And yesterday, a potential client spent about 90 minutes telling me about her current job, which could be…continue

The Science of Hiring, Part 1: Job Fit

Job Fit: It isn’t what you think. “Job Fit” and “Cultural Fit” have become common terms in the hiring realm. Both terms may seem innately vague, however they are at the core of successful hiring processes. Both jobseekers and employees will find that a thorough understanding of these concepts from…continue

The Real Reason You Aren’t Getting Interviews

or…Why Hiring Professionals Ignore Your              Cover Letter and Résumé or… Who Reads What and When? Jobseekers routinely comb the Internet to find the best advice to apply to their Cover Letters and Résumés. There’s so much advice out there that it would take millions of jobseekers decades to try…continue