Tag: applying to different jobs

  • The problem with modern résumés

    When writing your résumé, whether you are going it alone or engaging a professional, reverse engineer your résumé based on your career goals.

  • How to Handle Recruiters Wanting to Connect

    (A follow up to: 4 Things You Can Do on LinkedIn to Attract Recruiters) If you follow my advice from the last post, it won’t be long before you see people you don’t know, including recruiters, sending you invitations to connect. So, should you accept them? Here is LinkedIn’s recommendation: “We strongly recommend that you […]

  • 4 Things You Can Do on LinkedIn to Attract Recruiters

    4 Things You Can Do on LinkedIn to Attract Recruiters

    (Upcoming posts: How To Handle Recruiters Wanting To Connect, How To Deal With Trolls Now That You’ve Gone Viral) In case you weren’t aware already, recruiters use LinkedIn to find, qualify, and engage with talent for open positions. I can’t confirm an actual statistic, but one study reported in 2016 that 84% of recruiters use […]

  • Don’t Stress Out about Stress…Yet

    I have been trying all morning to find a Quartz article that other articles (Apost.com) have been referencing regarding bad bosses, why people don’t leave them, and how a bad boss can be as bad for your health as second-hand smoking. I couldn’t find this source article, so I won’t cite the statistics as truth […]

  • How to Stay on the Same Side when Negotiating Salary

    How to Stay on the Same Side when Negotiating Salary

    Everyone’s only out for themselves.  It’s a dog-eat-dog world. Maybe that’s what you have been taught. And if you bought it, you will see evidence reinforcing it everywhere. You believe it, and so it is your reality. If so, the techniques I share in this blog are not for you. If you struggle to give […]

  • How to Be Honest About Interviewing for a New Job with Your Current Boss

    A client of mine is under extreme scrutiny at work. His company is bleeding talent and they are on high alert for critical people that they could lose. He, like me, has no poker face. He was confronted directly by his boss after we updated his LinkedIn profile. He found out with his answer whether […]

  • Back in the Hiring Saddle

    First, let me take a moment to acknowledge the amazing support I have enjoyed from my former assistant, Angela Moseley. I know there were times I took for granted how much less I had to burden myself so that I could better support Epic Careering clients and move forward initiatives, like publishing my book. In […]

  • “What Is Your Greatest Weakness?” – A Trick Question?

      “What is your greatest weakness?” You could answer everything else right, but if you do not understand the purpose of this question and answer it powerfully, it can sink an otherwise fantastic interview. The real point of this question is to see how you have previously reacted in the face of difficulty as a […]

  • 5 Common Job Search Myths Debunked

      Is it really possible to switch industries? Can anyone land at their dream job? As a career coach, I have seen many job seekers limit what is truly possible in their careers simply because they believed common misconceptions. Not only do common misperceptions or myths hold job seekers back, but they can be detrimental […]

  • 7 Ways to Leave Your Current Job without Burning Bridges

    Steven Slater, a JetBlue Airways flight attendant, was frustrated with his job. He had enough one day and quit on the spot. He cursed at the passenger he had been arguing with, grabbed a beer, and slid down the plane’s emergency chute. Slater was hailed as a hero by many, but quickly landed in trouble. […]