Get More Out of LinkedIn

“I’m not on LinkedIn, do I need to be?” – a shockingly common question from my clients who are typically engaged in a serious job search. Whether you’re in a job search currently or happily working away at your job, it makes sense to ensure that your online presence is all it can be, especially […]

Staying Up in a Long-Drawn-Out Job Search

No doubt about it, job searching can be a draining, emotionally gut-wrenching, and depressing experience. The world as you know it hangs in the balance throughout a long, anxiety-ridden jaunt through the unknown. As a job search expert, a big part of what I do is help clients stay “up” emotionally throughout the process. I […]

My Favorite Thing: A Fresh Start

Allow me to share a guilty pleasure with you – I am utterly hooked by shows like “Clean House.” Invariably, watching the perky team of experts declutter, clean, paint, and redecorate some poor slob’s house gets me twitching to do the same. One of the things I have discovered about myself is I love nothing […]

10 Reality Checks of Job-Hunting: Overcoming Common Job-Search Mistakes

by Katharine Hansen, Ph.D., and Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D. If you’ve been searching unsuccessfully for a new job for some time now — or if you’re about to start a job-search — you’ll want to review the 10 job-hunting concepts we discuss in this article. We refer to these job-search concepts as reality checks because […]

Resume Keywords

by Tracy Laswell, CPRW, JCTC – CAREER-Magic.com More than ever before, a job seeker’s resume must be carefully composed to appeal to applicant tracking systems, recruiters, and hiring managers. Each word on the page should support your specific career objective. And it better be all about benefits of hiring you: most the content needs to […]

The Smallest Companies are the Biggest Employers

It has long been my observation that those job seekers who are unemployed the longest and have the highest levels of frustration frequently focus almost exclusively on very large  companies. Very large employers are harder to get into because they attract so much candidate attention, they are forced to create systems and obstacles to protect […]

Helping Friends & Family Through a Job Search: 10 Do’s & Don’t’s

By Tracy Laswell, CAREER-Magic.com tracy@career-magic.com – 303-424-1700 No doubt about it, job searching is a trying time, not just for job seekers, but for family and friends as well. And of course we want to help, we really do. Sometimes we’re successful, and sometimes we need to be more understanding. So friends and family, listen […]

Connecting with Recruiters in Your Job Search

by Tracy Laswell My job search clients often ask me for referrals to a good “headhunter.” Other folks find me on LinkedIn read in my profile that I work as a Contract Recruiter and want me to “work with them” on finding a new job. After a little Q&A on the subject, I often find […]

Smarter Job Search Workshop Series

Not getting the results you want in your job search? Don’t give up! Learn what you can do to take your search to the next level. The Smarter Job Search Workshops are interactive, information-packed one-hour workshops designed to make you more successful in a number of ways: Brand Yourself! Create winning resumes and cover letters […]