This weekend, as we celebrate Father’s Day in the United States, it seemed like a good time to revisit a post I wrote in April 2020 and add new comments… Read More
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5 of the Fastest Growing Occupations Pay More than $95,000/year! Great news for 2022 grads.￼
Nearly everyone wants to know the salary for a potential new job or career. It’s understandable since we all need to pay our bills. Also, it is important to know… Read More
3 Steps to Preparing for Your First Job Search after Graduation: Our pro-tips for getting started.
Every graduation season, I post information about resume writing and job search for new grads. This year, I want to update a few of my suggestions to reflect the new… Read More
5 Strategies for Gathering the Information You Need to Get a Job: Conduct Informational Interviews with Prospective Employers.
Informational interviewing is one way for job seekers to gather first-hand knowledge about potential employers while establishing rapport with contacts at those organizations that may be able to help with a search. Steve Dalton, in “The 2-hour Job Search” suggests thinking of yourself as an “information seeker” while the person you want to interview is an “information keeper.” This approach will help you concentrate on gathering data instead of putting the person you are speaking with on the spot by asking for a job.
26 Phrases that Will not Help You Get a Post-COVID Job: Write cliché-free job search documents to beat the competition.
The job market is incredibly competitive right now, yet I still see resumes that start something like this:
“Hardworking, best-of-breed go-getter that thinks outside-the-box and hits the ground running. Go to person and results-driven team player that brings thought-leadership and synergy to strategically improve the bottom line…”