Preparing for a New Job Orientation

You’ve landed the job, and you’ve been asked to attend the new job orientation.  This is your first glimpse of company culture. What is the Purpose of Job Orientation New job orientation should include some training, as well as a tour, and introductions to staff.  Shake hands heartily and make eye contact. Pro tip: carry […]

Finding the Career for You

Are you on the right career path?  Does that question trigger uneasy feelings for you?  Allowing yourself to follow that question to the answer that fulfills you will change your life for the better, and ultimately, leave you feeling satisfied. 75% of Americans have changed their careers at least once, and 33% are considering it. […]

Career Tips for Veterans

Getting out of the service is a potential change to life as you know it.  It can be disorienting. While it offers more autonomy, it presents new challenges and self-determining responsibilities.  The good news is that it’s a manageable process and companies are looking for the skill set that your military experience gave you.  Let’s […]

Top 10 Job Search Tips

Searching for a new job feels like a job in itself.  How can you speed up the process? Be prepared. Get a new email account just for your job search, maybe even specific to the field.  Make sure it sounds professional, and doesn’t mention kittens, unless you want to work for a pet store.  Email […]

The Job Search

Are you still hunting for a job and not having any success. Do you think there are jobs out there or is the economy just put a halt to everything? I’ve been in the business of recruiting and career counseling since 1998 and I still believe there are jobs out there – however, you need […]

Do You Know the Purpose of a Resume?

Do you really understand the purpose of a resume?  Its only purpose is to get you an interview.  However, most managers only spend an average of 30 seconds on each and every resume.  The key to an effective resume is to be brief, but with “hard-hitting” content that makes the reader want to call you […]

How to Get the Salary You Deserve

Did you know that most hiring managers are inexperienced with the interview process?  You can gain the advantage by fully understanding how to properly write a powerful resume and be an effective interviewee/negotiator – you can ultimately control the interview and put more money in your pocket. Here are some of the scenarios you can […]

The Importance of the Resume “Objective Statement”

After reviewing and adding comment to several resume writing and job hunting discussions groups, via the Internet, I’ve notice a variety of views on the need for an “Objective” in the resume.   I have been in recruiting for more than 17 years and have been able to gather plenty of statistics about recruiter performance.  The […]

Job Search Tools

How many times have you been shown how to write an effective resume; but, not shown what tools are available and how to use them to help you in your job search? The use of effective search tools and a defined process will definitely increase your chances of finding the career of your dreams!   The following three Internet -based […]

It Comes Down to Who You Know

A great resume and polished interviewing skills are definite assets to have when it comes to hunting for job. However, the most important ability to have when hunting for a job is understanding the “power of networking” and the network you have available right in front to you. The easiest way to set up your […]