November 14, 2018
According to a new report from LinkedIn, people change jobs in January more than any other time of year. With 2019 quickly approaching, now is a great time to begin preparing yourself if you’ve been thinking about making a career change. Before you jump into a job search, here are 4 things you should do now to position yourself for success in the new year:
October 30, 2018
Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I’m focused on spooks, monsters, and things that go bump in the night today. Here are some monsters you might encounter in the workplace tomorrow.
October 18, 2018
Are you looking for greater career satisfaction and upward mobility? The hardest part of making a change in your life is taking that first step. We're here to help you get motivated and move forward with confidence! Here are 4 ways to grow your career that will really work:
October 11, 2018
As a Career Coach and HR Consultant, I conduct my share of interviews—about 500 a year to be exact. There are a few critical mistakes that I run into more than you’d expect, and it always amazes me how job seekers can overlook some really critical details at the beginning of their job search. If you’re in the job market, here are 3 things you’ll want to check before you submit your resume:
September 28, 2018
Like history, fashion usually repeats itself. However, we can all agree that some trends are best left in the past—like shoulder pads and mullets for example. Dressing appropriately is a big part of acquiring and maintaining respect and credibility as you progress in your career. Cultivating a wardrobe of professional basics is always a good idea, as is reevaluating whether the way you’re dressing is appropriate for where you are in your career. Here are 5 fashion tips that we think should apply throughout your career:
August 31, 2018
Impromptu phone interviews and job-related calls happen when you least expect them. If you’re in the middle of a job search and in the habit of answering calls from numbers that you don’t recognize—be prepared to graciously let callers know if it’s not a good time to talk. Why is this important? Read on to find out:
August 02, 2018
The main goal of a resume is to land you a job interview. Maximizing your resume “real estate” is critical, and so is conveying relevant skills and experience in a simple and direct way. Here are 5 resume tips that will help you get a call back.
July 17, 2018
We’re seeing fewer thank you notes these days and we feel this is attributed both to millennials who aren’t being taught that this is still part of a formal interview process, and also to the increase in laid back office environments that give the impression that thank you notes aren’t necessary. We urge our clients to go the extra mile and believe that sending a note of appreciation still makes a difference. Here are 3 tips for sending a thank you note:
July 12, 2018
Here are two sample thank you notes that are a good example of how to write a short, sincere, and customized message after your interview. Swap out some or all the underlined portions of each note to suit your individual circumstances, and to represent the details and information that you discussed in your interview.
June 20, 2018
The goal of a mealtime interview is to test your behavior, personality, and social graces. There are certain behaviors that your potential boss will be evaluating. Some will be a red flag against you and others will score you big points! If you’ve been invited to an interview that will take place over a meal, there are several things you’ll want to think about ahead of time. Here is a list of major do’s and don’ts for mealtime interviews: