What If Corporate Talent Worked the Same as Athletic or Performance Talent… Is It Time to Consider It?
If you are a job seeker relying on recruiters to bring you top opportunities, you’re making a common mistake. Here are my thoughts on how corporate talent management could benefit from operating more like sports and entertainment talent management.
Old School Hiring Practices Facing Scrutiny and Backlash in a Job Seeker’s Market
Here are 10 hiring trends that are shifting as companies become more aware of the need to be attractive to top talent in a job seeker’s market.
What Is Experiential Recruiting and Why Are We Not Seeing More of It?
Believe it or not, experiential recruiting isn’t new; it’s just a term that hasn’t caught on…yet. Experiential recruiting refers to interactions between recruiters and/or hiring managers and candidates in which there is an element of performance, either professional or social. Some may say it’s just about storytelling and video, but that is one-sided. You […]
Top 5 Reasons Why All of Your Efforts to Land a Job Are Failing
This is going to sound backwards, and I don’t blame you if you find it hard to believe at first, but give me a chance and I will prove that there is a way to do LESS, have MORE FUN, and get the BEST job possible, in spite of the fact that you have been […]
Look at a Person’s Light, Not their Lampshade
I read this quote from Gerald G. Jampolsky and immediately had to add it to my library of inspiration. I was pondering it for so long. The most obvious reason that it appealed to me is because of my own company’s motto, “Unveil Your Brilliance.” This might sound too crazy to be true, but […]
Five Major challenges that Face Today’s Job Seeker
We certainly live in different times than when I first graduated college, and I’ve listened earnestly to generations before me to learn about what managing careers were like for them. They certainly make it sound simpler, but not necessarily more satisfying. From my perspective, people enjoy a lot more freedom and options in opportunity, […]
4 Questions That Build a Killer LinkedIn Summary
I am glad that LinkedIn exists for multiple reasons, but mostly because there is a venue for professionals to communicate beyond concise and awkward résumé language. Through LinkedIn, they can “speak” in their own natural voice with their own innate verbiage. As a former hiring professional, it was helpful to understand who the candidate […]
3 Ways to Overcome Having Been Overpaid
While research shows and some politicians feel that most workers, particularly women and federal employees, have been underpaid for far too long, some have been blessed to be very well paid. If this is you, I hope that you are taking full advantage of it and, rather than increasing your standard of living, are […]
Everything You Need Above the Fold of Your Resume to Get an Interview in 6 Seconds
WARNING: This article is chock-full of expert space-saving tips. Shhh. Don’t tell the other professional résumé writers I shared this. You used to have a whopping seven to ten seconds to grab the attention of the reader and elicit an interview. Tracking studies of recent years suggest that you may only have six seconds, perhaps even […]