Job Hunt Strategy

Use Twitter To Power Up Your Job Hunt

LinkedIn Is Great, & Necessary – But Not Enough! I recently published an article about Twitter’s value for job seekers, and I provided some concrete tips on how to use it. You can find the full article here: http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2015/03/31/5-ways-to-use-twitter-to-land-a-job Twitter can shepherd people to your online content, and thereby bolster your personal brand as a subject matter expert. You can find all the latest job openings in your field and preferred…read more →

What Kind Of Company Is The Right Place For You?

Understand Employer Branding! There is lot’s of talk about employer branding these days, as companies are crafting their images to attract a strong pool of candidates for positions they seek to fill. When you are looking for work, it is important not only to investigate particular jobs that require your skills, but the environment in which you will be working and the way a company regards and treats its workforce….read more →

The 5 Elements of a Compelling Job Recommendation

You might typically think that a recommendation comes at the end of a job search, and is something others say about you. In this USNews & World Report article I show how your references on LinkedIn can be most valuable at the beginning of the search, and why it is important for you to think about people whose work you admire and proactively write a recommendation for them as well….read more →

4 Keys To Find and Benefit From a Mentor

Neither life nor careers come with built in easy to follow directions. But a mentor who has trod your path before can be of tremendous value in helping you understand how to become more proficient in what you do, and advance your career. In this USNews article I talk about what to look for in a mentor and how to get the most out of the mentor-mentee relationship. Many businesses…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 →