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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

8 Reasons to Make the Most of Your LinkedIn Profile

My clients in job search are often curious about whether they should have a profile on LinkedIn. I am very enthusiastic about the benefits of networking online, particularly on LinkedIn. Here’s why: LinkedIn is sort of a one-stop shop for career management – it functions as your online resume, your super-friendly, self-updating Rolodex (contacts list for […]

12 Ways to Stay Positive in a Long-Drawn-Out Job Search

by Tracy Laswell, CPRW, JCTC – CAREER-Magic.com 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 […]

About that LinkedIn Profile of Yours…

No doubt about it, social media is now an integral part of career development. 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 by optimizing your approach on LinkedIn. A few points to consider: Is your […]

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 […]