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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Caffeinated Careers Club Westminster – 2nd Friday of the Month

What’s the Caffeinated Careers Club? Caffeinated Careers Club in Westminster (formerly Olde Town Arvada) is one of the Denver metro area’s longest-running job search club. Often imitated, but never matched! At the Caffeinated Careers Club, we network, share advice, job leads, resources, and encouragement. Facilitated by job search expert Tracy Laswell, is uplifting and focused on […]

Top 10 Interview Tips

Top Ten Things You Need To Know About Interviewing – a quick review list by Tracy Laswell Valdez, CAREER-Magic.com. Want to learn more? Call us for a coaching session: 303-424-1700 1.    Getting an interview is an accomplishment all by itself. Celebrate it and begin building the relationship! 2.    Interviewing effectively takes practice and preparation – […]

Taking the Guesswork out of Dressing for an Interview

by Dana Lynch “To suit or not to suit?” That is the question. It used to be a given, before business casual and casual dress codes came to be, that an interview always meant donning a suit. It’s not so simple anymore. Especially in the tech field, dressing for work sometimes practically means “come as […]

Twelve of the Toughest Interview Questions

Here are classic interview questions from one of my favorite books on interviewing: The Perfect Interview (2nd edition) by John D. Drake Tell me about yourself. What are your strengths? What are your major weaknesses or limitations? What are your financial requirements? Why are you leaving your present position? What are your career goals for […]

How to dress for interview success

Strategic Interview Attire “How to dress for interview success” is a frequently requested topic in the workshops and support groups I conduct. Here are a few strategic suggestions on looking your professional best, no matter your shape, size, gender, or age: How to dress at an interview: If the job is a major step up […]

After the Interview… Now What?

Congratulations on your interview! You’ve just completed an interview for a position that interests you, or perhaps you met with a networking contact who offered some insight into your job search. Now that the interview is over, it’s time to swing into action with some memorable followup activities. Depending on the nature of your interview, […]