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 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 […]

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 […]

Smart Job Searching: Focus, Plan, Persevere

How many more jobs and careers do you expect to hold until you retire? If you are like most people in the fast-forward, technology driven, highly competitive global economy, the correct answer is “Quite a few!” Job search savvy is critical in this age of rapidly shifting jobs. Here are a few tips to help […]

Asking For Help in A Job Search

If you don’t seem to be making progress in your job search, perhaps it’s due to a breakdown in communications. Here are some ideas on how best to ‘ask your way’ into a great new job. Be specific. If there is anything that drives me completely batty, it’s the generic request for assistance. As a […]