What We Can Do To Make Sure That Never Going Back to the Way Things Were Is a Good Thing
Here’s why simply going back to the old normal wouldn’t be a good thing.
5 Ways to Reclaim Your Power in Your Job Search or Career
Humans have a primal need to be heard, acknowledged, and appreciated. The job search process, even working, can give people quite the opposite experience. Putting yourself out there, crossing your fingers, and hoping that someone likes you enough to talk to is degrading. The default mode of job seeking is reactive; you see a job […]
How to Deal with Trolls Now That You’ve Gone Viral
Some people prefer to stay private, and I can’t blame them; putting yourself out there makes you a target for hateful, argumentative people. And it’s 100x worse now to be visible and on social media than it was in the 2000s. The climate online can be downright toxic. That might legitimately stop you from using […]
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
(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 […]
Can Your Opinion Get You Fired or Keep You from Getting Hired?
If social media is a powder keg, traditional media is the gun powder. Bubbling to the top of daily trending news are new allegations of sexual harassment. A Wall Street Journal headline this weekend showed that concerned corporate leaders are initiating much deeper investigations into employee claims and are finding much more than credible complaints […]
Pro Hacks to Get In Front of Your Future Boss
Last week I laid out plans A through D for getting noticed by your future employer, but one of those plans deserves its own post, as it requires some ingenuity, investigative skills, and GUTS. Did that just discourage you? We will talk in the coming weeks about what caused that and how it can […]
How Can Anybody Get Anything Done These Days?
It has been an interesting past few months on social media. I can personally say it has been much more of a distraction now than it has ever been. My usual tricks for limiting the amount of time that I spend engaging in non-work related activities on social media have had much less of […]
How to Tell if You’re About to be Laid Off
It is always worse when a layoff comes out of left field, isn’t it? There is definitely something to be said about being mentally prepared to find a new job. Of course there is even more to be said when you are fully prepared with an updated résumé and a branded LinkedIn profile that […]
5 Must Do’s for a Successful Job Search Week
I have received a lot of feedback and many of you found the sample schedule to be very helpful. As a result, I decided to outline five major components of a successful job search activity that you can integrate into your schedule every day or, at least, every week. This will help build competencies […]