No doubt, your life has been turned upside down in the past few months. If you’re out of work, or if your job has become unstable, you’re probably thinking, “Sure, I want to find a new job—but how?” Let’s start with what NOT to do. If are working from home and also in the throes […]
Practice Makes Perfect! Be prepared for your video interview by practicing your answers and creating the professional persona you want them to see, for a smooth and effective interview. Be confident in your preparation by making sure all these steps are done well ahead of your interview. Once you begin to prepare, you’ll feel […]
When actively looking for a job you’re bound to have at least one video interview during the hiring process. Mastering the technology and technique for this specialized type of interview is important – but can be tricky. While most first interviews are conducted over the phone, many companies use video for their second or third […]
5 Tips to Keep Your Job Search Going This Summer -Julia Holian & Associates Many people assume it’s a waste of time to look for a job during the summer, but that’s not true. The summer is a great time to pull together everything you need for a job search, reach out to your […]
From our Guest Expert Jen Lee When you are looking for a new job, one of most the stressful things that can come up is how your debt and credit may affect your ability to get hired for a particular position. I often hear from clients that they are afraid that they will never get […]
The term “Job hopper” used to be negative. Up until the 1980’s and 1990’s companies and employees were looking at their careers as more or less permanent. Shunning the loyalty of your firm or leaving the security of a trusted environment was usually seen as bridge-burning or career suicide. Today, the world is very different. […]
In my last post, 3 Simple and Effective Ways to Start Your Personal Brand, I went over the importance of a personal brand and how it can help save you time and effort in your professional life. You created your three keywords, mood board, and mission statement. In this post, I will show you how […]
There are a lot of reports and statistics about why people change jobs. Many cite more pay or a bigger salary. In the Bay Area, many people are looking to shorten their commute. But the #1 reason, and the reason that permeates all situations, is a person’s belief in the management of the company .
Is Age Discrimination really happening? Yes – it’s real – at least in the Bay Area. Not a week goes by that I don’t hear someone share a personal story about being passed over for a job because of their age. They’re told they’re “overqualified”, “their salary is too high”, they “have too much experience” […]
As a career strategist, a big part of my job is providing career advice. One question I’m often asked is whether I think it’s okay for someone to leave their current job before they have another one. Two thoughts immediately pop into my mind.