At my college commencement, the keynote speaker was attorney Gloria Allred. I was excited to hear an accomplished woman talk about my and my classmates’ great achievement and how the rest of our lives were in front of us. She did not disappoint; her talk was as congratulatory as I hoped it would be. She […]
There’s a lot of debate on social media as to whether resumes are still important or a thing of the past. It wouldn’t surprise me a bit if in a few short years from now resumes are completely replaced by LinkedIn profiles or some other format on social media. But for now, resumes are still […]
Ever hear the story of the manager who wanted to hire a professional with a bachelor’s degree and 20 years of experience, yet not older than 32? Apparently only prodigies were qualified.
At the beginning of the month I had the idea to talk about using the holiday season to show gratitude for the things you have, the people in your lives, and for the experiences you’ve had thus far. But as I started to think about it, I wondered if my words would sound cliché. It […]
Remember the World Series of 2016? You know the one just before the elections? It was incredibly exciting to see the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians fight tooth and nail to clinch the title and end their decades’ long World Series drought. Every player on both teams stepped up their game at the most pivotal […]
For many, networking has become a dreaded word. It’s associated with going to events, shaking hands with people you don’t know, trying to be “on”, and feeling the pressure to come back to work or home with some big result. Granted, some people love to do this. But for a lot of us, this kind […]
Whether you’re currently working and thinking of making a change, or you’re in between jobs and exploring new options, setting up informational interviews can be a great source for new information. The informational interview gives you the opportunity to ask questions that you might not ordinarily ask in an interview, get varying perspectives, make new […]
Most people worry about being out of work for a long time or taking months to make that long awaited move. This is a realistic concern and why one of the most common questions I get asked is ‘How long will it take?’ The fact is there is no precise answer. One person’s job search […]