How To Get A Job In Half The Time

By Dr. Donald E. Wetmore When I received my degree in accounting in 1970, our graduation speaker told us we ought to plan on three or four jobs in our careers. When my daughter graduated from college just a few years ago, her graduation speaker predicted that they ought to plan on three or four […]

Job Search Humor to help you avoid taking it too seriously…

Job search got you down? To help lighten your mood, below are amusing (accidental, in most cases) comments that were actually written by job applicants during their searches for employment. In a cover letter: “Here are my qualifications for you to overlook.” “Please call me after 5:30 because I am self-employed and my employer does […]

Job Search Wisdom – Can You Stop Worrying Please?

Are you a worrier? Would you like to stop? The reason we worry is that we have a situation in front of us and we are scared that it won’t work out. We are afraid that we will make the wrong decision (again), fail, or look bad in front of others. This fear keeps us […]

Resumé Best Practices: A Survey of 40 HR Managers and Recruiters

A survey of HR managers and recruiters on resumes and related issues  As the moderator of an HR / Recruiter Panel Discussion at the 1999 Professional Association of Resume Writers’ convention, I learned that professional resume consultants, just like job seekers have plenty of questions than ever when it comes to the “receiving end” of […]

Job Search Economics 101: It still takes money to make money.

The quality of your next job directly affects your quality of life. For those of you who want to find your next job in a day or two, for $29.99, I have a question. What are you thinking? The quality of your next job directly affects your quality of life! Why is it then, that […]

Creating Job Security in the New Millennium

What does the phrase “job security” mean to you? Twenty-five years ago, job security meant finding a position in a good company, showing up on time, and performing one’s duties reasonably well. Advancement within the ranks was also fairly predictable. When I hear people use the phrase “job security,” and I think they believe in […]

Resume Writing 101: What’s In a Name?

Don’t use your middle initial In my years as a career services professional, I have found that approximately 90% of my clients are hell-bent on having their name appear on their resumes as follows: “George M. Smith” or “Susan W. Dingle” It ends up on the resume only about 5% of the time. I will, […]

Is your Dream Job on Hold? Here’s A Wake Up Call

Happy New Year! If one of your resolutions for the New Year was to take a quantum leap forward in your career path, congratulations. There has never been a better time to position yourself for the next step up. The nature of our relationships with employers has changed radically and forever, and so has the […]

Cover Letter Myths and Resume Nonsense

When it comes to know-how on finding work, most folks get their information in much the same way they learned about “the birds and bees.” They get their “information” from equally uninformed peers while tiptoeing around behind the current boss’s back. With nervous giggles, they repeat what they’ve heard on the street, and end up […]

The Headless Resume

In my business, I naturally see a lot of resumes, written by amateurs and other professionals. Lately I’ve seen a rash of resumes that seem to have lost their minds. Is your resume “headless?” If your resume reads something like this, you may be missing a critical section. JOHN T. FRUGALBERRY (with that dreaded middle initial, […]