Will Periods of Unemployment Be the New Norm?

Job hopping used to be a real negative on a résumé and to some extent, it still is—when hiring professionals review a candidate’s past. However, employment trends are rapidly changing as businesses scramble to keep ahead of unseen competitors, and remain viable in a global, technology-driven economy. The current expectation…continue

How to Customize a Cover Letter and Résumé

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result.” That comment is sometimes attributed to Albert Einstein. It’s also identified as the world’s most overused quote. Now why is that? Jobseeker Catch 22: Most jobseekers I know would very…continue

Critical Points to Assess a Job Offer

Employers are careful when they make job offers today. And some, for a variety of reasons are also crafty in their process. Novice jobseekers may find that they are at a distinct disadvantage if they are unprepared when assessing the job offer. Especially when a jobseeker is unemployed, it is…continue

Jobseekers, do you feel abandoned?

The recent news has included ISIS, Iraq, Gaza, Israel, Russia and the Ukraine. Here in the U.S. we read and hear about the tragedy surrounding James Foley and Michael Brown…as the world watches. As for the Ebola virus and illegal immigrants at the border—they have quickly become old news. What…continue

The Two Greatest Job Search Challenges

The most difficult challenges: The most difficult part of a job search is that you don’t know when it will be over. The second most difficult part of a job search is that there is very little, if any, recognizable feedback to improve your success rate along the way and…continue

How To Finish Strong in Your Job Search

It’s your full time job now. As a jobseeker, you’ve heard that “Finding a job is your full-time job!” and “You are a business and you have to market yourself that way.” I relate to both of those. Seven years ago when I started Forward Motion, I knew how to…continue