Between filling out lengthy applications, perfecting and re-perfecting your resume, and attending multiple interviews only to be the "runner-up" candidate, searching for a job can feel downright overwhelming. At times, you might feel a bit like Dorothy in the Land of Oz facing lions, and tigers, and bears--oh my!
I can’t tell you how many resumes I go through each day and think to myself, “Man, this is just terrible!” Sometimes, I wish I could call that person up and tell them I want to help them fix the disaster that is floating around on the internet.
Well it's that time of year again! Holiday decor for the month of December is already on display. I know what you're thinking. "Really? Already? It's way too early for this!" Eventually you will have to decide who you're going to give a gift to and what you're going to give them.
It's Monday morning, you wake up, another week to be started. Except you dread going into work, not because of the morning commute or even that you dislike your job, but because there is that one person you just cannot stand.
Well, it’s that time of year again. Football has taken over lives, pumpkin flavored everything is on the shelves, and presidential candidates on both sides of the political fence are hot on the campaign trail.
I recently partnered with a client to find an operations management candidate with specific experience in a niche field. The industry that my client required experience in is very uncommon and was going to be very hard to find.
Unless you've been living underneath a rock you are probably somewhat aware that football season is here. That means we get to start the tried and true traditions of friends gathering around and rooting for our favorite teams, crisp fall days, tailgating, and eating our collective body weights in buffalo wings and various other goodies.
Every week you go to the same networking group with the same people, and every week you give the same 30 second elevator speech. You may have rehearsed and rewritten it about 20 times to get it just right.
One lesson I learned young, and have preached to anyone who will listen is a simple one, "don't burn bridges." I'm not just referring to bosses. I'm talking about subordinates, co-workers, an interviewer that may not hire you, or even a client you meet while on the job.
Remember back in the day when companies would be willing to do interviews without scheduling appointments? Those were the times when trust and credibility were most easily attained. The times when wearing a business suit had a major impact on your professional evaluation and the decision makers performing that judgement. If you took the time