Job Search

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 […]
August 11, 2013

The Secret of Using Job Ads

I’m often skeptical about finding jobs through ads because less than 30% of jobs are found that way. However, recent college grads may not think that they have enough contacts to network effectively.  Thus, they resort to answering ads online from the “safety” of their parents’ couches. Answering ads, while apparently easier than other methods, is quite frustrating. Grads fill out application after application on line, only to disappear into the resume maw.  They never […]