Job Search Strategies That Maximize a Low Unemployment Rate

The U.S. unemployment rate came in at 3.8 percent in March 2019, unchanged from the previous month’s figure, which is good news for most job candidates. But low unemployment doesn’t mean that you can ignore these job search strategies! You still need to market yourself effectively, and articulate your value proposition for employers. 3 Job

Here’s Why You Can’t Get Hired

Wonder Why You Can’t Get Hired? Recently, a client retained me to hire three individuals to perform office administrative responsibilities for his small, but rapidly growing company. The position offered excellent professional growth potential as well as a great incentive compensation plan not typically offered to administrative hires. The core competency we were looking for

3 Tips for Using Social Media to Find a Job

If you want to find a job, let employers find you, and the way that’s done in 2019 is through social media. Finding a job was once a matter of scanning job boards like Monster or Careerbuilder – or even the classified ads in print media, back in the day! Data shows in order to

Do You Really Need to Write Cover Letters?

Let’s discuss why job candidates write cover letters, which is oddly enough, a hotly contested issue within the hiring process, although for the life of me, I don’t see why. The vast majority of people in recruiting don’t read cover letters. I periodically survey recruiters and HR professionals in my network to get their feedback,

Dina’s Disastrous Job Interview

Job interview success is really based on a healthy dose of self-confidence. When you don’t believe in yourself, it’s really hard to convince anyone else to believe in you. So when you walk into a job interview more worried about blowing it than marketing yourself, you will blow it. And that’s what happened to Dana

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

Keywords in the Resume: Do They Really Matter?

Clients often ask me if I’ve included the “right” keywords in the resume, but while I once thought keywords mattered a great deal, I no longer do. Keywords in the resume aren’t intended for human eyes; they exist mostly for the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) software which itself only exists for the overwhelmed (or lazy)