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

10 Most In Demand Skills Employers Look For in 2019

Time and again, when clients show me their old resumes, I see skills that are completely outdated or irrelevant. Not only does listing these skills take you out of the running, but it really ages you as well. To avoid this career faux-pas, here are the most in demand skills employers look for in 2019.

Does Your GPA Matter for your Job Search?

Not really. Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist at Wharton, explains “What Straight-A Students Get Wrong” that grades don’t predict career success, so your GPA has little bearing in the hiring process. Grant cites research that shows “the correlation between grades and job performance is modest in the first year after college and trivial within a

Leave These 9 Things off Your Resume

(appeared in HuffPost by Casey Bond) When was the last time you reviewed your resume? According to a recent poll by career site Monster, 39 percent of respondents said they updated their resume the last time they applied for a job; 8 percent said they couldn’t even remember the last time they looked at it. But

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