4 Steps for Making your Resume Pandemic-Proof

A booming economy means that qualified candidates are in high demand, and that was certainly true for all of 2019 into the beginning of 2020 when the U.S. economy was abruptly forced into a self-induced coma caused by the coronavirus. In what felt like the blink of the eye, everything changed. With millions of people

Avoid Ageism During Your Job Search

Your resume is your first line of defense to avoid ageism during your job search, as ageism is a real, if difficult to prove obstacle to your job search if you are over 50. By eliminating details that point to your age, you greatly improve the odds that your resume will land you interviews. So

Do you need to be on LinkedIn?

If you want to get a job, you need to be on LinkedIn, as 90% of recruiters and hiring managers use LinkedIn  to identify the best fit passive or active candidates for their job openings, according to a 2019 report. Key reasons why you need to be on LinkedIn: It enables building a strong network

Job Search Strategies When Unemployment is Low

What are the best job search strategies when the unemployment rate is low? Low employment rates mean that there are more job openings, which leads to  a greater need for job candidates. So adjust your job search strategy to take advantage of the trend Here’s what you need to do If recruiters are looking, make it

Why You Can’t Get a Job

Wondering Why You Can’t Get a Job? Employers complain that they can’t find good employees. Job candidates wonder why they can’t get a job. So if you’re wondering why you can’t get a job, let me clue you in on what the process is like from the employer’s vantage point. When I had to hire

Get a job using social media during quarantine

This article has been updated to respond to conditions affecting your #jobsearch during Covid19 quarantine. Make it easier for employers find you – not only during this frightening global pandemic, but any time by being smart about how you use social media. Getting a job once involved scanning job boards like Monster or Careerbuilder –

What are Your Salary Requirements?

Rose, a client whose resume I’d recently written, emailed me today to say that her first interview with her target company had gone very well, and in follow-up the interviewer asked, “what are your salary requirements?” This question makes everyone understandably nervous; if the number you give is higher than the employer has budgeted, you