This 1 #SMH mistake does not discriminate.
Executives. Professionals. Entry-level. Corporate.
Marketing. Finance. Scientific. Law. IT.
This 1 #SMH mistake is committed by everyone at all levels from all walks of life every day.
I see this error daily.
All. The. Time....
Most people, when I ask, “What is your biggest asset?” typically answer that their home is their biggest asset.
In most cases, this answer is incorrect.
Another common answer is investments they hold.
Possibly… For some.
What is the right answer for most people?
The biggest asset you have is your career.
Your career will generate the largest income over a lifetime for most people.
On April 8th, 2017, the New York Times published an article titled, “The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews.”
The article went on to say that data-driven interviews are more effective in determining which applicants will be successful at a company than human-led interviews.
The data is the data and the data doesn’t lie.
I had 14 people contact me and ask me what I thought about the article.
In today’s political climate we have no shortage of trolls.
The topic does not matter.
The side you are on does not really matter either.
Diverse, equal opportunity trollage is ever present.
Make trolling great again!
Well, my little resume writing company is no different as we have our share of trolls.
Recently there was a good one.
Meet Charles Snell.
No, I am not outing him – he trolle...
Everyday during our work with clients, my team and I hear the terms outdated, overqualified, and ageism used interchangeably.
As if these terms mean the same thing.
Well, they are not the same.
One is a legitimate reason for not being hired, that you have 100% control over changing to get hired.
One is possibly a legitimate reason for not being hired, that you can devise a strategy to overcome.
One is illegal...
Almost nothing is worse than accepting a job that you were excited about, only to come to realize months later that you hate it.
And to make matters worse, when you really think about it, the reasons why you hate it were right in front of you during the interview process.
But you ignored them.
If you are currently in the interview process, then make note of these 3 signs to avoid taking a job you will eventually ha...
So we know why we network, but what do you do to follow up after a networking event?
After all, it’s what you do after the event that matters, as that is where the real work begins!
Here are 5 suggestions of what to do:
1) Google their name – You’d be amazed at what you can find by Googling a person. You can find additional information to help you with reasons to connect – or not to connect....
One of my teammates, George, forwarded me this blog post, “Why I Don’t Talk to Google Recruiters” where the author says he does not do interviews with Google’s (or Amazon’s, or other big tech companies’) recruiters who contact him via email or social media.
He is a programmer and his perspective is that he has come to learn that HR recruiters don’t know much about how to...
Money Magazine wrote an article about “The 8 Best Skills for Career Changers“, and the author lists LEADERSHIP as the second best skill for a career changer to have and to showcase on their resume as a transferable skill.
Leadership is one of those skills that everyone claims to have but few know how to list on their resume effectively.
It’s an important soft skill.
Up until relatively recently, c...
Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.
– Aldous Huxley
Everyone thinks they are unique.
Here are three examples of calls I had this past week with prospects:
“I have a unique situation. My dream job appeared! I am interviewing in two days and I don’t have a resume – can you help me?”
Answer: Yes, but you are not unique. I had one other ca...