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How Well Do You Communicate?

I can tell you from personal experience as a recruiter: you can spot a trite resume a mile away. One of the things that drove me crazy was seeing time after time, “Excellent communications skills” at the top of the page, and no evidence of these skills anywhere else. Especially with soft skills such as this, it is critical for a job hunter to demonstrate in every way imaginable those…read more →

7 Key Elements of Your Personal Brand

How many times have you been flustered when someone asks you, “Tell me about yourself”? Do you talk about the chronology of your career? Your family? Your interests? In the context of your job hunting – whether in networking or interview settings, the question simply asks you to relate your personal brand. In this U.S. News & World Report article I identify the seven crucial things that make up a…read more →

5 Ways to Put Spring Into Your Job Hunt

  In this article for U.S. News I address the common problem of job hunt burn out confronted by many long-term job hunters. It is true that the longer you are unemployed, the more difficult it is to become employed. At the same time, in order to maximize your chances of receiving that job offer there are things that you can do: embrace the process; share the joy of others’…read more →

New Fee Structure Coming Soon

Please note that if you are considering JOBHUNTERCOACH services, now is the time to sign up! Current rates will remain in effect for clients who sign up prior to July 1, 2013. At that time, a new fee structure will be introduced.

How to Haggle to Get the Best Salary

“What are your salary expectations?” Is one of the most dreaded questions that just about always gets asked early on in an interview process. You don’t want to name a number so high that you are significantly more expensive to hire than your competition with similar skills and experience. On the other hand, you don’t want a number so low that it helps you get the job – but at…read more →

Happy Passover!

To all the followers of this blog who observe Passover, I wish a truly happy and meaningful holiday!   May your seder(s) be full of joy! Arnie

Great Tax Tips for Job Hunters

People often say that getting a job is a job. It turns out that the IRS sees it that way too! Job hunters can (under certain circumstances) deduct expenses they incur in their search for employment, as if the job hunt were a business. In this week’s U.S. News article I offer some great specific suggestions from a CPA about how job hunters can find and take several unexpected deductions,…read more →

I’m Now Writing for Mac’s List

Thrilled to announce that beginning today, I’ll be writing original content for Mac’s List, based in Portland, OR. This is a great site for job hunters – lots of relevant local job postings, good content articles, and much more with a distinctly Oregon emphasis.  Today’s article is: How Headhunters Hunt.  Here’s the link: http://www.macslist.org/how-headhunters-hunt/