Judy Scherer

June 19, 2017

Landing a Great Job After 40

If you’re a mature job seeker, you may feel challenged by the entire job search process. This is especially true if you’re aiming to return to the workforce after an absence or searching for a different career or industry. You may feel that you’ve lost touch with the key skills required in your line of work. Or you may have no clue as to what direction makes sense for you now that your field has […]
March 28, 2017

Three Keys to Leveraging Social Media for Job Success

Why Social Media is Important to Landing a Great Job The labor market and job search landscape have changed radically over the last five years. The entire process has become more dynamic and interactive. In order to find a job and further your career, it’s helpful if you understand that: Close to 90% of recruiters (at companies and recruiting firms) find LinkedIn to be the most effective when vetting a candidate, according to a 2016 […]
February 20, 2017

Three Secrets to Landing a Great Job by Graduation

Since the recession of 2008, prospects for landing a job have steadily improved, especially for recent college grads. However, studies by the Department of Labor and the Federal Reserve Bank of NY indicate that all is not rosy in the new college grad job market. About 44% of recent college grads are underemployed, which includes working at jobs that don’t require a college degree. So, simply landing any old job is not the issue.   The […]
January 8, 2017

Robust Hiring for Older Workers

1/7/17 Is it time to change your career or job? It depends. In these divisive political times, there is a polarization of views on the economic health of the nation. Perceptions range from projected growth and hiring to stagnation and job loss. The truth is that for educated professionals, the 2017 outlook of 2.3-2.6% annual growth is nearly double what it was for 2016. With the unemployment rate at 4.7%, the lowest rate since before […]