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

Can you get a job using social media?

If you want to find a job, let employers find you, and the way that’s done in 2019 is through social media. Getting a job once involved scanning job boards like Monster or Careerbuilder – or even the classified ads in print media, not all that long ago. But now, you can get a job

Do You Need to Write a Cover Letter?

I’ve never understood why job candidates need to write a cover letter, and I don’t understand why it’s a hotly contested issue within the hiring process. Here’s the fact: 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, and

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

Can I Say I’m Open to New Opportunities?

Are you looking for a job? Then here’s the number one thing that doesn’t belong in your LinkedIn profile, and that’s “open to new opportunities,” or “seeking new opportunities.” LinkedIn is the globally recognized site that employers and recruiters use to source candidates; it’s also the best foundation for building a network of connections willing